Is Your Child Struggling to Focus? (Revibe Webinar)

Is Your Child Struggling to Focus? (Revibe Webinar)

by Morgan Koder May 24, 2019

Get the inside scoop: 

how vibration reminder technology can increase on-task behavior in class

Join us for an open and honest conversation about empowering children using vibration reminder technology to increase on-task behavior. We will discuss the scenarios where vibration technology is helpful and the pain points that lead to its use as a method of intervention.

This webinar will also show the research and science behind vibration reminders, and how it has impacted behavior. Listen in to learn more and see if this is a helpful option for your child!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Webinar Transcription: 

Gwen: All right. Welcome to our webinar. If you're here today, it probably means that your child is struggling to focus. Our goal today is to go over how vibration technology can increase on-task behavior. We're also going to talk a little bit about some things about your particular child that may be a good fit for this technology.

Gwen: My name is Gwen Campbell. I'm the director of product and data here at Revibe Technologies. I've been here for almost four years now, so I've gotten to talk to a lot of customers, parents, teachers, and children that struggle with focus. I'm very happy that you all joined us for the webinar today. Let's go ahead and get started.

Gwen: All right. What we're going to cover in this webinar, first we're going to go over vibration reminder technology and whether or not it might be right for your particular child. We couldn't cover all of the reasons in this webinar, but we're going to go over some of the most popular aspects of vibration reminder technology and why it might be a good fit for you. The second thing we're going to go over is what the top reasons are that some need this technology. We're going to give you some success stories about people that have used it and what their outcomes were. We're going to go into the science behind it. We've done some research, and we also have some technical experts that have given us their opinion on it. Finally, we're going to finish up on what our story is at Revibe Technology, and why we're so passionate about helping parents, teachers, and kids that are struggling to focus.

Gwen: First, we're going to go into whether or not vibration technology might be right for your particular child. The first thing is, are they motivated to do better? This can be school time. Maybe you notice it during homework time. They may get frustrated because they're struggling, they can't stay on task, and they want to do better. They don't want to be frustrated. They don't want their grades to drop. They're trying, but they just need a little bit of assistance. The first thing is just if you notice that your child is actually motivated to do better, they're showing signs of frustration, and they're struggling, they may be a very good fit for vibration reminder technology.

Gwen: The second thing is do they often need redirection? Whether that's from a teacher or you during homework time as the parent, do you notice that they're often kind of daydreaming, or looking out the window, or have a hard time making it through a large chunk of work? They may need redirection from a parent or teacher to stay on task and actually complete their assignments. So if your child often needs redirection, whether that's in school or at home, this could be a good fit for your child.

Gwen: Then, the third thing, which isn't quite as black and white, it's a little bit gray, does your child take redirection from parents and teachers? The reason why we always say this third one is a little bit gray is because sometimes we've heard feedback from parents where they are redirecting their child during homework time and it just gets frustrating for both parties, and they just stop taking the redirection and want to quit homework time and just not complete their assignment. A lot of that can come from just the frustration, and a lot of parents struggle with you don't want to hound them and constantly be redirecting them, but you know that there will be some repercussions if they don't turn in their homework or they don't finish their assignment.

Gwen: What we've found with vibration reminder technology, because it is a wristband and it does foster independence for the children, often, if they don't like taking redirection from adults, they'll find that they like taking redirection from this little wristband because it's they're monitoring themselves and they don't have to feel like they're being nagged or constantly being looked at. So that one, if your child doesn't necessarily take redirection well from parents and teachers, it doesn't mean that they're not a good fit. It could potentially still be worth a try depending on the behavior of that child.

Gwen: Now we're going to go into some other aspects that may be a good fit for your child. For you, your child, or your teacher, if you are looking to foster independence, boost self esteem, or make them feel more empowered, this could be a great fit for you. Our goal with the wristband is that we're giving the kids a sense of independence where they can redirect themselves with a prompt from the wristbands. That means less prompting from teachers and less prompting from parents that may turn into frustration. This is all about fostering independence, making the kids be able to redirect themselves and monitor their own behavior so that way they're empowered to do better and actually help themselves to do better.

Gwen: We've seen that this has boosted self-esteem across the board because they start to see some tangible rewards from this happening. So once they start to stay on task more, they're actually more independent when they're working, they're going to get better scores on their behavior charts. Maybe their grades will start to go up. The kids will start to see that they're doing better, and that this is working, and their self-esteem improves. They are more independent, and ultimately they're more empowered. Those are the three things that we love to see from anyone that tries reminder vibration technology, is if they're going to be more independence, have a higher self-esteem, and feel more empowered, then that's a win across the board for everyone, for parents, teachers, and that child as well.

Gwen: All right, so going over just a little bit about how this vibration reminder technology works. The first step is obviously there's some distraction. Attention is drifting. Maybe they're just not staying on task to the task at hand.

Gwen: Number two is a reminder vibration will be sent to the wrist of the student. It's just a wristband similar to a Fitbit. They'll feel a gentle vibration reminder. At that time, they can actually tap back to the Revibe to report if they were on task or off task. We always tell them if they were on task be very proud. Great job. You're doing a great work. Let the Revibe know that you're doing a good job and you're staying on task. And if you're off task, that's okay. That happens. Just use the vibration reminder as a cue to get back to work.

Gwen: Then, step number three is we collect data on the student's focus, responsiveness, steps, and fidgets. We create a dashboard so that you as the parent or even the teacher can go in and click around and see all the metrics for the day. The teacher can also view the updates on the student's behavior through the same app. Then, ultimately, we provide the students with some encouraging messages and animated icons as they see progress. We really try to encourage progress and not ultimate goals. We're not shooting for 100% focus rate because that's not really reasonable for anyone, even adults that work, but we're just shooting for progress. We want to see them get a little bit better each day until they're seeing really great results.

Gwen: We're going to go over some of our top concerns that we've seen with kids that have tried this vibration reminder technology and why previously it may not have worked out for them. We do actually have ... Our first wristband that we ever created was back in 2015. That first wristband didn't have a lot of the other features that our new device Revibe Connect has. What we saw with some kids is that they were seeing great results from the vibration reminders helping them stay on task, but they were often afraid of being embarrassed of wearing a device that they weren't sure how to explain, because it didn't have any other features. It was just sending the vibration reminders.

Gwen: What we did is we tried to incorporate some new features into the Revibe Connect that would help any kid that's worried about being embarrassed be able to easily explain the device in a way that doesn't call attention to a focusing-type struggle. The first thing we did is we added a watch feature. As you'll see in the top right, it shows the time. So if any of the kids in class ask like, "Hey, what are you wearing? What is that?" they can just say, "Oh, it's a new watch." It's a very easy-to-explain thing. They don't have to go into any of the vibration reminders or how it works. They could just say it's a watch.

Gwen: The other thing we added was a step counter. This helps us with data collection purposes because step count can sometimes be an indicator of work aversion. If a child's walking a lot in class during reading time, maybe they're actually avoiding reading. We use it for other tracking and metrics, but they can also say that it's just like a Fitbit if they don't want to explain what it is. Since it's counting steps and it has a watch, they can use those two features if they're worried about being embarrassed. They can just say, "It's like a Fitbit. It's a watch," things like that. They don't have to go into an in-depth explanation that it's sending vibration reminders and helping them focus better.

Gwen: Some other concerns we have with the self-reporting is whether or not the children were answer honestly. In that how it works slide, we went over that the children can tap back and let the Revibe know if they're on task and off task. We use that to create some metrics about their focusing and attention. Before we ever instituted that feature into the device, before the device was even a prototype, we did a lot of research on just the idea of having the kids self-report to see if that data would actually be valid and useful for parents and teachers.

Gwen: When we did research on self-reporting, it's actually been used quite a bit in other applications, that even in some focus and attention they've used just tracking it by hand so the kids can actually just tally whether or not they were on task or off task. All of the research has shown that self-reporting is actually pretty accurate. The kids are decently honest, as long as there aren't incentives to be dishonest. As long as there's no ice cream if you get a certain number of points or something like that, the kids will answer honestly. We did our own research once we had Revibe Connect prototypes, and we found that the honesty metric in our research was in the 80% range. It was like 83% were honest and accurate with their tapping back. That was the very first time they ever used it and we explained how it worked. We were very happy with that. Overall, we haven't had an issue with honesty as long as it's fostered.

Gwen: Then, going into the last four bullet points on this slide, we have some tips and tricks to foster honesty with your child so they're not incentivized to be dishonest with the Revibe. The first thing we did is we came up with this overall metric called focus points. Basically, the higher, the better. It takes into consideration whether or not the child's using the device, are they responding to the device, things like that. We give them the same number of focus points for if they respond that they were on task or off task. There's no incentive for them to lie to the device because they're getting the same number of points and as soon as we explain that to kids, they love points. They love earning more points. As soon as we explain that that part doesn't actually get them more points, they don't really have an incentive to be dishonest.

Gwen: The second thing is that we really encourage parents and teachers to focus on the response rate, which is how frequently they're actually tapping back to the Revibe device. Because what we want to encourage is just the child to interact with the device and use the device, not so much what the actual outcome is of their focus rate. So if the focus rate is a little bit low for that day, there may have been some external factors that contributed to that, where that was out of that student's control. If there's something, they were mowing the lawn outside, or there was some type of big distraction, it's okay. That happens. We just want them to respond, that way we can see that data and see how we can help them improve.

Gwen: The third thing is that we like to explain to the kids that the Revibe can only help if you're honest. Because we do have an adaptive mode where the vibration reminders actually customize to the particular needs of that child. So if they are being dishonest, it's not going to actually be able to adapt to their needs. We always like to explain that the Revibe can only help if they're being honest because then it knows how to best remind that child.

Gwen: The fourth thing is just letting the Revibe do its part. We've done a lot of research and development in this product to try to make it the best for as many children as possible. We added that adaptive feature so it customizes to each child. We really encourage just letting the Revibe do its part, and you will start to see in a lot of cases some great improvements, but you don't have to really micromanage it and be on top of it every second of the day. Like I said, there are some cases where sometimes you just have a bad day, and that's okay. You just try to do a little bit better next time.

Gwen: All right. We always get this question: How do I know if vibration technology is not going to be a good fit for my child? We have been extremely blessed to have a very low return rate on our Revibe Connects, but we're always very transparent about what we see from returns and how we can actually improve upon that for next time. The number one return reason we get is just that the parents or teachers don't actually ask the kid if they are willing to try it before purchasing it. We have some returns where they just don't even want to take it out of the box. They just see that it's something that they're not interested in or maybe it's not the specific color that they wanted or things like that, and they just refuse to ever put it on.

Gwen: The number one thing that we always recommend to parents and teachers if they're not sure if they should give it a try is just go to our website, show them a picture of it, explain a little bit of how it works. We've got some great videos that show how it works as well. And just ask them if they're willing to give it a try. Because if the child's willing to give it a try, they want to do better, they may be frustrated with their current struggles to stay on task during class or homework time, and if they're willing to give it a try, we always recommend that they do because we do have a very generous return policy. We don't want to see you be stuck with a device that doesn't work for you or your child. But the number one thing that we see is just parents and teachers don't ask the child first. And for whatever reason, they just decide that they don't want to use it or don't want to give it a try. Number one thing, just ask your child. Show them a little picture, blurb, whatever it is that you find necessary, and just ask them if they are willing to try Revibe.

Gwen: All right. We have some reasons over and over again that we see our customers come to us because they're struggling with similar things. The number one thing is academic outcomes. We will see a big influx in people asking us questions around progress reports and report cards because you start to see that the performance is dipping throughout the semester of the school year. One of the biggest things we see is academic outcomes, why some may need some vibration reminder technology.

Gwen: The second is lengthy task completion. This can show in a few different ways. If you're a parent, obviously homework time. We hear some poor parents that struggle through homework time for hours and hours each night. It's not because the kids aren't smart enough or they're not willing to try, it's just because they need some more tools in the toolbox to help them actually complete the tasks. You can also see this if they run out of time during quizzes and tests because they're unable to actually complete the task in an allotted time frame. We see that quite a bit as well.

Gwen: The third thing is lack of visibility. How many parents we send our kids to school in the morning and they're gone for hours and hours throughout the day, and then we pick them up at the end of the day and we say, "How was your school day? Did you have any tests? How did this go? Did you have a good day today?" You hear, "Good. Fine. It was okay. It was whatever." Parents really have a lack of visibility into the classroom where we send our kids off to school. We have no idea what happens unless we have a great teacher that's staying really engaged with us throughout the day. And teachers have 30 kids in the class, so it's really hard for them to keep up with that on a personalized basis. With the Revibe Connect, you can actually see throughout the day what their different metrics and behaviors were so that you have a really good idea. Even if you know your child doesn't particularly want to sit down and talk to you about it, you at least have some information about how the day went and how you could help for the future.

Gwen: We do always recommend sitting down with the kids at the end of the day and going through some of the metrics because the kids love to see the little animations. We have rocket ships that fly across the screen and things like that. They love to actually see their progress and feel motivated to do better. We always recommend that. But if not, you do at least have the metrics that you can look at at the end of the day.

Gwen: Then, the fourth thing is that a lot of our customers are concerned about side effects of alternatives. Revibe Connect is not a medical device. We don't make any medical claims. It's a behavior intervention tool. But we have quite a few customers that are just concerned about medications or other types of interventions that could potentially have side effects. The great thing about Revibe Connect as we are 100% about safety and security. We've made it out of all the safest materials we could possibly find. Really, it's just the side effects are just not wanting to wear it. It's not really anything medical that you're adjusting that you have to worry about. We're not a medical device, but there aren't side effects that you have to worry about if you are a parent that is concerned about that issue.

Gwen: At this time, we want to ask all of you to chat in the top reasons why you may need vibration technology or why you're seeing your child struggle with focus. We have these are the top four that we've seen. But if there's something on here that we didn't mention, please mention it to us because we're always trying to figure out how we can best serve our customers. We have academic outcomes, lengthy task completion, lack of visibility, and concerned about side effects. So if you all could chat in just the different things that you're concerned about, and then that'll give us some great information of other resources that we can push out to be more helpful.

Gwen: All right. Remembering homework. Yes. We actually did, Jennifer, because you mention that, we did include some features in the device to help with reminders, which I'll go over in a minute, because we've seen that quite a bit. Grades, lengthy task completion. All right. Great. Thank you, guys, so much for adding more information. Feel free to keep chatting in if you think of other things that we didn't mention or if you just want to reaffirm some of the things that we talked about.

Gwen: All right. We're going to go into some of our success stories. We see success in a few different ways, like the last slide we talked about. Sometimes it's we see success with better behavior. Sometimes it's better grades. Sometimes it's a combination of multiple things. We tried to pick out some of our really great success stories that would resonate with all of you.

Gwen: So on the left-hand side is a pretty standard report card. We've all seen them. I don't think anyone really loves getting report cards, but at least in this case we saw on the left-hand side the grades were in the Bs and Cs. There were some Fs. Then, the highlighted yellow part was after they started wearing Revibe Connect, which is the vibration reminder technology, which is helping them to stay on task in class. You can see a great bump in grades. Now they're all pretty much As and Bs. We actually have on our website we're putting together a bunch of different testimonials. We've seen quite a few academic outcomes that have been boosted from Revibe Connect, which is really awesome to see.

Gwen: In the middle is actually a screenshot of our dashboard. This customer compared on the left was when they first started wearing Revibe, and then on the right was an updated version. I'll just read the caption because this is a really amazing story that we love to share. "The first picture was Dylan's scores on the first day of wearing Revibe. The second on the right was today. I'm beside myself at the progress and his ability to focus using it. His grades have already gone up, and he is passing tests he wasn't passing before. I love that this is just a perfect gentle reminder he needs to stay on task in class. Your child suffers with ADD or ADHD, I highly recommend spending the money on this."

Gwen: As you can see, some of the metrics, their attention span went up. His focus went up. That response rate, which is the red block, which is what we really love to see, went up from 33% to 91%, which is amazing. That's a really great improvement. You can see across the board this child has seen improvements in pretty much every metric that we have, which is amazing.

Gwen: Then, the bottom right, this was actually back in 2017. This is just the simple vibration reminder wristband that we first invented. It doesn't have the cool techie features. It just sends those vibration reminders to the wrist user to help them stay on task. This mom wrote a really amazing testimonial. This was completely unsolicited. We just opened up our Amazon account one day and saw it. But she said, "Thank you for this. Pictured is my beautiful 11-year-old daughter. We have not seen this look in quite some time. Schooling has been such a struggle, and it's even harder when you just don't feel good enough. We've tried everything since Maddie's diagnosis of ADD, and this gave her back her independence. She loves it, and refuses to work without it. She cried literal tears when she received her first passing grade. Though it was only a 65%, it was hers. She did it all alone. This product has opened up a world of I can for my daughter. This picture was taken yesterday after she scored her first 75%. Revibe has changed the game, and we are so appreciative."

Gwen: That just really sums up a lot of the things that we strive and we work so hard for is helping to boost self-esteem, empower these kids, make them feel more independent. Just the fact that some of these children don't feel like they're good enough or that they're smart enough and that there's something wrong that makes them get lower grades or get bad behavior stickers, and that's really not the case. These kids are quite often very smart, very capable. They just need some tools in the toolbox to help them succeed.

Gwen: We see this all the time where kids just get really down on themselves, their self-esteem is low, and they really just need something like the Revibe Connect that's just helping them stay on task and just giving them the reminders and the feedback to stay focused and motivated. We love our success stories. We could go on and on about them. It's my favorite part of working here, but we see them all the time and they're all amazing.

Gwen: All right. We shared some awesome success stories, but what happens if you give it a try and you don't see success? The first thing we recommend is reaching out directly to us with questions, or if you're not seeing success, or you're not quite sure if you're doing things correctly, please reach out to us. We have great tips and tricks. Our founder and CEO is a school psychologist, so we always ask him questions about different things for individual cases that could be more helpful. Please reach out to us. We have a lot of resources and knowledge that we can share and try to help you.

Gwen: There is an adjustment period. So if you do give it a try, we have to remember that a lot of these kids aren't used to wearing something on their wrist and they're not used to getting vibration reminders where they have to actually understand what they're doing, what they're supposed to be doing. Sometimes there's an adjustment period, and this really varies across the board. We've got some kids where the first day they wear it they see a huge jump in their focus and they kind of never go back after starting to wear their Revibe. But for others, it can take a few weeks just to get adjusted to wearing something, being reminded to stay on task, and really getting the hang of it. We always recommend trying it first during homework time when you first get the Revibe Connect, and then that way you as the parent can be there to guide them and answer any questions that they may have before sending them to school.

Gwen: The third thing is just it's not for every child. We don't claim to be a magical solution for everyone. There are some cases where it just doesn't work or there may be more going on than just focus and attention where they need more resources or more tools on top of what we provide. Sometimes it's just not for every child, and that's why we have a 90- day 100% money back guarantee so that way you have a full three months to try it. We really encourage everyone to try it for the full 90 days. And if it doesn't work out, we'll give you your money back. It doesn't make any sense for us to have you have something that doesn't work for you. We really just want people that can actually see benefits to keep it. And for those that don't, you can send it right back. We'll give you your money back and we appreciate you giving it a try. We always say reach out to us. We'll work with you. If there's things that just don't work out for your particular child, we're happy to give you your money back and process that return for you as easy as possible.

Gwen: All right, so the science. The key to why this works is metacognitive awareness and regulation. Basically, every time it vibrates, we're asking the kids to ask themselves, "Am I doing what I'm supposed to be doing?" This raises awareness. Just in that moment say, "Oh, I was actually looking out the window instead of reading my book," and then they redirect their attention. That's actually regulating not only their awareness but their actions after they become aware of what they're doing. We've seen that across multiple months of studying people that have used Revibe is this really starts to help them just become more aware and regulate their own behaviors just from practicing feeling the vibration reminder and redirecting their attention.

Gwen: We actually, Keith Connors, he was a Duke University professor, but he basically is one of the fathers of ADHD. He invented the Conners ADHD rating scales. Very, very esteemed professor and has done a lot of research in this field. I'll just read his testimonial really quick. "There are a lot of quick-rich gadgets on the market for ADHD, and your program is an honest, scientific, and long-range program that is needed. You seem to have a really meaningful non-pharmacological tool for a wide variety of normal as well as impaired children. You may certainly quote me as an enthusiastic supporter of your Revibe Connect program." That was a big moment for us to have someone that is so well known and really, really intelligent in the field of ADHD actually be excited about what we're doing.

Gwen: All right. What we did with our own research is we studied children before and after wearing Revibe and we saw 83% of students with some type of self-regulation deficit, this could be attention and focus, saw immediate and sustained improvement after wearing a Revibe. We also saw for the whole group we had about an average of 19% increase in time spent on tasks. We were shooting for about 5%, 10% maybe if we were really getting excited about it, so to see this number we are ecstatic. That's 20% more time that these kids are spending actually on task and understanding the material at hand. For our top half of participants, we saw that a 38% overall improvement over baseline, which was huge. Some of the kids actually they start seeing immediate improvement in grades, in behavior charts, things like that. It goes beyond just the on task behavior to the actual academic outcomes task completion as well.

Gwen: All right. I'm just going to wrap up with what our story is and why we're so passionate about this. It all started with a school psychologist who just wanted to help kids. Rich Brancaccio is our founder. He was working full-time in the schools when he realized that he wasn't satisfied with current products on the market to help the kids that were struggling with focus and attention. He tried pretty much everything that was on the market with the kids in school and there were a lot of reasons why they didn't work out quite well. They would either be more distracting. They weren't working. There's a belt clip that would just fall off and get damaged. He decided in 2013 to found Revibe Technologies in order to provide more helpful products and resources for parents and teachers of children that are struggling.

Gwen: So in 2015, we launched the first product, which was Revibe Classic, which was just the simple vibration reminder wristband that we talked about. We still have it available today, but we just launched a few months ago the Revibe Connect, which takes all of the vibration reminder technology we developed back in 2015 and we added a bunch of really amazing features, the data collection piece. There's a schedule feature, a custom text reminder feature, which I mentioned earlier. There's a lot of other features in the Revibe Connect to help empower these kids even better than the first device.

Gwen: The reason why we're so passionate about helping kids is because we have a firsthand experience with working with these kids and we see that they are smart enough. They are good enough. They just need some more tools in the tool box. That was all started by Rich, who is still our CEO Today.

Gwen: All right. Thank you all for coming out to our webinar and for sitting through. We have the Revibe Connect PLUS Package available on our website at the link up top, but you can also just go to revibetech.com. If you use the coupon code 40off, which is right there in yellow, that will give you $40 off the Revibe Connect PLUS Package.

Gwen: What that comes with is in the middle you have your Revibe Connect device. That's the wristband that sends the vibration reminders. Then to the right of that, it comes with two replacement wristbands in a blue and purple color. Then on the left, it shows the app. That's the PLUS Package. You'll get 13 months of the PLUS Package, and that includes our adaptive reminders that customize the specific needs of that user. You also get all of the data and analytics. We have graphs, and charts, and different ways that you can see that data. You also get a schedule feature so you can input your child's unique schedule into the device.

Gwen: It comes also with text reminders so you can actually at certain times throughout the day create a custom text reminder. This is great, like for that example where the child was forgetting to turn in homework. You can actually write turn in your homework, and that'll pop up on the Revibe device when they're at school. You can also send them words of affirmation. It could be texts like, "You're doing great. We love you," things like that. It can also be used for getting ready in the morning, as an example of brush your teeth, grab your backpack, things like that.

Gwen: We've got a lot of cool features that I just kind of scraped the surface. But if you're more interested, please reach out to us. The website is just revibetech.com. On the bottom right, you'll see our email and our phone number. Please feel free to send us an email or hop on the phone. We have a great customer support team that is happy to answer any questions that you have. They're really amazing, so feel free to reach out to them and ask them anything.

Gwen: Once again, we just want to thank you so much for sticking around with us and watching our webinar. Please let us know if there's anything else that we can answer or do for you guys. We're always trying to pump out new resources and things that may be helpful. So please, please, please keep us posted with what will be helpful for all of you.

Gwen: All right. Since we have a few minutes, we can go ahead and try to circle back. If there are any unanswered questions in the chat, I'll try to take a few minutes and we can talk about them. Let me see. And if you guys ... I'm going to jump into the chat now. But if you have any other questions, please ask them now. Happy to discuss anything that you may need. Also, please feel free to hop on the phone or email if you need to talk to someone directly. But if there's any questions that we can answer right now, please let us know.

Gwen: This is a great question from Chuck. Have we seen that this is helpful for older kids? Chuck, to answer your question, Revibe Connect is for ages six and up. We actually do have quite a few adult users that use this in workplace as well. We've seen great results from anyone from six all the way to ... We always say 106, but I don't think that's actually the age of our oldest user. But definitely into their 40s, 50s, and 60s. We have plenty of adult users as well.

Gwen: Again, like we said, if your child's 17 years old, same thing applies. If they're willing to give it a try, we do recommend it. That's really the most important thing. If your child sees it and has no desire to give it a try, then it may not work out that well.

Gwen: Oh, we have a really great question. Does it require to have a mobile phone? No. The way that we developed the Revibe Connect, what we did is it actually transmits data via Bluetooth. It connects to any like iOS or Android app to actually download the data and to change the settings. But once you do that and the child goes to school, it's basically preprogrammed. Then it starts working on its own. Even our adaptive reminder mode, that will actually adapt in real time. So once you set it in the morning, it will actually keep customizing to that child's needs throughout the day. Any of the text reminders or things like that that you want to program, just program before they go to school in the morning. It's not a smart device. It's not like an Apple Watch or things like that where it can receive phone calls or send text messages. That was done on purpose so that way they could use it in class and schools would accept it being used during tests and things like that.

Gwen: Great question. How long is the promo code valid? We're extending this offer for 48 hours. You can use the 40off code for the next 48 hours till the end of this week. This is a webinar special, so it's only for you all. Then, we'll close it down after those 48 hours are over. We are going to send out a follow-up email as well with the coupon code, a link to our site, and a recording of this webinar. So if you have any questions or you forget the promo code, we'll also send it to you in an email as well. Let's see. Any other questions? I'm going to try and go back to the previous question, see if I missed anything.

Morgan: Dahlia was asking about a screen protector. We do not have those currently, but it is something that's in the works, so stay tuned.

Gwen: So it does come with a little screen protector on it for shipping, which you could in theory leave on it, but it's not really meant to stay on permanently. We can actually look into that. We have been looking into a few options of screen protectors, so we'll keep you posted on that.

Morgan: Charles had a good question about scheduling.

Gwen: Yes, that is a great question. Does the Revibe assume a regular routine or school day? School day varies from one day to the next. You can actually input into the app your schedule. We're in the process of actually upgrading our schedule feature because we realized that there a lot of interesting schedules these days that have very complex ways of scheduling different classes. Yeah, you can enter in right now a Monday through Friday schedule with all the different classes where you want the Revibe to send vibration reminders. You don't have to put in a schedule, but if you do enter in a schedule, it'll actually adapt to the different pieces of the schedule. For instance, if your child struggles more in math class than in reading class, the Revibe will actually start adjusting. And when it comes time for math class, they'll start reminding a little bit more frequently if it thinks that they're struggling.

Gwen: You can input your own schedule. You can also just leave it blank if you choose to. We're also going to upgrade so that way if there are some interesting like A/B schedules, things like that, we're going to try to accommodate as many scheduled types as possible.

Gwen: Are there other bands in development? That's a great question. We chose this band type because it's actually a medical grade thermoplastic. It was kind of like the safest option that we could possibly find. We have gotten some requests for different wristband types, so we are looking into it. We just don't have anything where I could give you an exact date. But our team has heard that feedback, and we are going to look into some other options that we may be able to use for the Revibe Connect.

Gwen: All right. These are some great questions. Are there any other questions that we could answer for you all while we're live. And like I said, please feel free to reach out to support@revibetech.com, be email or our phone number. We'll be answering questions all day and all night tonight, so please reach out to us if you have any other questions.

Gwen: All right. I don't see anything else. Once again, thank you all for joining us. We really appreciate you hopping on our webinar. We're going to go ahead and keep the support at revibetech.com and our phone number up and running as long as you guys need to get your questions answered. Please feel free to reach out to us. We'll also send you an email with the coupon code as well as a recording of the webinar if you missed the beginning or there any questions that you had throughout. Please reach out to us. And once again, thank you so much for joining us. We really appreciate it.

Morgan Koder
Morgan Koder

Marketing Specialist, Revibe Technologies