Headspace is a web-based program and multi-platform app designed to bring the principles of mindfulness meditation to users’ busy and stressful lives. Created to be easy to use, customizable, and engaging, Headspace aims to improve concentration and mood, reduce anxiety, and increase productivity. Users can complete a 10-session free trial before deciding to purchase a subscription that provides access to a wide variety of sessions and programs. The program is flexible, and users can progress through Headspace at their own pace and on their own schedule. Headspace may be a good choice for users who are looking to reduce mild to moderate levels of stress in their daily lives.

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Overall Score: 2.50/5.00

Total score: 7/14

Basis of research: 0/3
Source of funding for the research: 0/2
Specificity of proposed intervention: 2/3
Number of consumer ratings: 3/3
Product advisory support: 0/1
Software support: 2/2

date of rating: June 2016

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User Experience

Objective Quality Score: 4.74/5.00

Subscale scores:
Engagement: 4.50
Functionality: 4.88
Aesthetics: 5.00
Information: 4.57

Subjective quality score: 4.88

Perceived impact score: 4.17

Rating date: August 2016
Rated by: Queensland University

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Overall Score: Acceptable

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Available for: Computers (PCs and Macs) and Mobile Devices
Company: Headspace, Inc
Classification: Mindfulness
Targeted conditions: Mood Disorders, Stress & Anxiety
Target demographic: Adults and Adolescents
Special provider necessary: No
Non-English Language version available: No
Where to get it:  iTunes or Android