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Morgan Koder

Morgan Koder

Morgan graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013 with degrees in Economics and Political Science, and gradually realized her love for marketing during her extended pit stop in corporate sales. She joined Team Revibe in the Fall of 2018 because she knew it would feed her soul, not just her tummy. A wordsmith at heart, she loves communicating with Revibe’s customers through the marketing content that she produces. Outside of work, her love for writing and designing extends to making funny memes to keep her friends (and herself) laughing. She enjoys taking in the sights of the beautimous Mother Nature, dancing around at concerts, and just laying in a cuddle puddle on the couch with her pups during self-mandated Netflix marathons.

Recent posts by Morgan Koder

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Customer Spotlight: Revibe Connect Review from Rob M.

By Morgan Koder on May 10, 2019

By Rob M. (Parent of a Revibe Connect user )

Topics: focus testimonial
3 min read

Wearable Interventions (via the National Association of School Psychologists)

By Morgan Koder on May 1, 2019

By Dan Florell
Via the Communique, Volume 47 Issue 7 p. 36
The Communique is the official newsletter for the National Association of School Psychologists

Topics: focus
3 min read

This Concentration Wearable Vibrates to Refocus Users’ Attention (via Hypepotamus)

By Morgan Koder on April 17, 2019


 

When a student has difficulty with reading or math, the school can gather data to help them improve. Brancaccio thought, why isn’t there a way to gather data about a student’s focus issues?

Brancaccio researched the educational tools to see what was available in the market, but came up empty-handed.

After teaching himself to program, Brancaccio created an algorithm that would send vibration signals through a wearable to spark metacognitive awareness and snap the student out of a distracted state.

In 2013, he founded edtech startup Revibe Technologies to take his Fitbit look-a-like to market. To avoid students getting accustomed to the vibration, the Revibe switches up vibration patterns, strengths, and frequencies.

After a three-month pilot study, Revibe saw an almost 20 percent improvement over baseline concentration; and for the top half of participants, the average increase was about 38 percent over baseline.

After obtaining a grant from the U.S. Department of Education in 2017, the startup launched an updated device, Revibe Connect, in late 2018. This wearable not only provides vibration reminders, but also gathers data from internal sensors and uses machine learning to customize the frequency and patterns to each child’s school schedule.

“The more they wear it, the wearable starts figuring out when they’re in a certain class and how it should prompt them,” says Brancaccio.

The wearable captures six core metrics including overall focus, on-task score, activity, and fidgeting (tapping a pencil, moving the feet, etc.)

Revibe Connect displays daily metrics on a dashboard accessible on desktop and a mobile app. Teachers, parents and students can see trends throughout the day, as well as attention span improvements over time.

When they have that daily data, teachers and parents can provide recommendations to tweak the child’s day for maximum productivity.

For example, Brancaccio points out that research shows that a five-minute walk can help some students improve their focus.

“Teachers and administrators would use our data to say, it looks like during language arts, for instance, this child really struggles. They can then send them on a short walk to refocus them.”

Revibe’s target audience is students between the ages of six and fifteen, but they’ve even seen adults purchasing the wearable to identify their high productivity hours.

The startup has a national reach and most recently signed on the New York City Department of Education, one of the largest school systems in the world. Its revenue model has two tiers: device-only with a free trial, and a fully-activated Revibe Connect with a cloud storage subscription.

They recently raised a strategic seed round with Toronto investor Multi Health System, a leading publisher of scientifically-validated educational assessments.

“The goal is to make research-based data accessible, to make it simple to understand, and to make it very easy to use for parents, teachers, and students,” Brancaccio says.

Topics: focus
1 min read

Revibe Connect Customer Spotlight: Rebecca & Blake

By Morgan Koder on March 11, 2019

Topics: focus
2 min read

Psychologist creates wearable wrist device to help kids focus in school (WRAL article)

By Morgan Koder on February 12, 2019

By Rick Armstrong, producer and Renee Chou, anchor/reporter

Topics: focus testimonial
2 min read

Revibe Connect Customer Spotlight: Amy & Ethan

By Morgan Koder on February 11, 2019

Amy and her 6-year-old son, Ethan, sat down to chat with us about Ethan's improvement in behavior and attention span during class with the help of his Revibe!

Topics: focus
2 min read

Revibe Technologies Launches 'World’s First Focus Tracker'

By Morgan Koder on January 15, 2019

Revibe Connect is a reminder vibration watch designed to improve focus and attention in children and adults.

Topics: focus revibe
34 min read

Getting Started with Revibe Connect (Webinar Recap)

By Morgan Koder on January 15, 2019

Weren't able to make our webinar about getting started with Revibe Connect? Or, want to rewatch it? 

Topics: focus webinar
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Meet Revibe's Mascot, Luca!

By Morgan Koder on October 29, 2018

Say Hello to Revibe's New Mascot, Luca!

Luca is a panther chameleon, which means he is quite the colorful character 🌈.

Topics: focus revibe

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