CurAegis Technologies launched a new fitness tracking application called myCadian to help users monitor and even predict fatigue and sleep patterns. The app is based on what the company calls its Circadian User Risk Assessment (CURA) system. In the shortest possible terms, that's a solution which uses sleep patterns and other metrics pulled from secondary hardware – in this case, a smartwatch or another wearable – to provide users with a CURA Score. The goal is to provide users with means to gauge their own biologically-linked circadian rhythm. That can be used to both keep an eye on overall well-being, as well as to predict at what point in the day or workday the user is going to begin wearing down.
As to how that works, CurAegis says its algorithms take 16 data points and a proprietary sleep pattern analysis IP which create a ten-point rating called the CURA Score. That's a gauge for overall alertness and fatigue, which the app will alert users to when changes occur. There's also a predictive score which gauges where their fatigue will be over the next 24-hours and all of that is measured and worked out in real-time. That will allow users to plan for better sleep and other measures to take in order to be a bit more healthy and a bit less tired. It's also what really sets this app apart from others in the fitness category.
The primary caveat to gaining access to the data is that Android users who want to take advantage of those measurements will need a Fitbit, for now, to get started. Support for other wearables, including those supporting the Google Fit platform, is planned at some unspecified point over the next few months. Moreover, while the app is free to download, the service is not. After a 7-day free trial, which is just short of the amount of time the developers say the app needs to become accurate, there is a subscription required. Pricing starts at $2.99 per month or a full year can be purchased all at once for $26.95. Setting that aside, this does seem as though it would be an extremely useful tool for helping users get the most out of their day – particularly when it comes to mitigating those times when fatigue generally tends to set in. So it may very well be worth a look for anybody interested.