This relaunch is the starting point toward building a new future for a method that delivers substantial improvements in people's lives.
What you need to know
- The old platform will be phased out 2020-12-31 due to its dependency on the Flash technology.
- All ongoing trainings started on the old platform must be completed on the old platform by 2020-12-31!
- The new platform should be used to create all new trainings.
- The new platform can also monitor ongoing trainings created on the old platform, so all coaches are recommend to only use the new platform.
- The new platform supports the same languages as the old platform (Latin America and Flemish dialects will be added soon).
- We will constantly improve the initial translation for each language, as well as updating screenshots in the manuals.
We recognize that two months might in some cases be a short period for phasing out the trainings from the old platform, and are grateful for the understanding and cooperation our community can provide during this transition. When completed, together with your help, this upgrade will allow continued positive impact in people's lives.
Login to the new platform
- The system requirements for the new platform are any modern browser on a computer, tablet or mobile phone with a reliable Internet connection. We do not recommend training on mobile phones due to the smaller screen and distracting environments.
- Both coaches and trainees login at https://app.cogmed.com
- Use your current credentials (username and password).
- You will be directed to either the new Coaching Center or the new Training app depending on your account. If you need to switch account, first logout in the upper right corner.
- In the upper right corner in Coaching Center you can edit your coach settings (e.g. choose language) by selecting your name, and also read the manual in the MENU.
- Only new trainings created on the new platform can login on the new platform.
The new version retains the same core tasks that have proven so effective, but wraps them in a new, modern, simplified and streamlined experience for both users and Coaches. This reset will gradually have more features added, but already includes several major improvements:
Cogmed will embrace the web platform and benefit from:
- Support for many devices and browsers
- Allow multi-device use for a single user
- Re-use existing familiar workflows and behaviors (e.g. tabs, links, bookmarks, copy/paste, back button, password management etc)
- Responsive design
- Zoom and accessibility features
- No install process
- Automatic upgrades with gradual improvements
- Clean and modern design that emphasizes distraction-free and concentrated training
- Added training flexibility by replacing a single choice of training program (JM, RM and QM) with two individual choices for i) difficulty (Standard or Light program) and ii) design (Create or Focus theme). This new separation of concerns allows for example an adult recovering from stroke to choose a lighter program without a child centered theme
- The Light program excludes exercises that involve numbers, letters, and advanced sequencing (corresponds to the difficulty level of JM)
- Improved non-verbal interactive instructions for exercises
- Better exercise feedback with subtle and non-disturbing feedback, including hints to the correct answer
Reward based incentive system
- An incentive system is paramount for motivation and compliance
- The current Robo Racing (RM) and Aquarium (JM) are replaced with a persistent world builder (Create theme) that visualizes training progress
- Motivational gamification mechanism that integrates rewards (earning gold and gems) during training
- Allows users to present their unique Cogmed training creation to parents and peers
- Extendable to future new themes (e.g. gardening, ocean, space etc)
- Designed for a better overview and more summary metrics
- Zoom in for more detailed data view
- Improved user experience and user interface
- Usable on mobile phones as well for easy monitoring (card system)
- Able to view your old trainings from the current platform
- Introducing the Account Administrator role to enable self administration for increased control
Connecting users with Cogmed Providers is one of the most requested features from our community. We are therefore releasing our new Find Provider global map service. Take the opportunity to become visible on this map before the upcoming product upgrade by following the instructions in About Find Provider.
Keeping the core intact
The core Cogmed method is kept intact with an identical intervention mechanism, but with a new modern design:
- Identical exercises, level adjustment algorithms, sequencing, scheduling and frequency settings
- Identical Training Index metric
- Same graphs in Coaching Center (with improvements)
- Same basic workflow and processes for both users and Coaches to ensure an easy transition for current customers
- All existing research is directly applicable
- Same positive effects and improvements on WM and attention
For long-term customers
Some features of the old platform will not be available in the new upgrade at release. This reset is an opportunity to launch a new streamlined system, starting with the core and gradually adding useful features for a new modern era. Long-term customers can read more about these aspects of the release here.