Citizen has a 100+ year history of innovation in watchmaking and looked to like-minded partners to bring a distinct wearable to the market. IBM Watson and NASA (Ames Research Center) are the best in their respective fields of technology and scientific research. Citizen worked very closely with these category-leading companies over the course of the last few years and will continue to engage their expertise to iterate on the CZ Smart YouQ software.
Using neural networks developed within the IBM Watson® Studio workspace, CZ Smart YouQ can learn and understand the wearer’s chronotype (an individual’s preferred timing of sleep and wake) within seven to ten days by processing their sleep data and Alert Scores and deepens that understanding over time.
Research used in building the CZ Smart YouQ app comes from the NASA Ames Research Center Fatigue Countermeasures Laboratory, which developed the first PVT+ test. The CZ Smart YouQ App Alert Monitor was designed modeled after the NASA PVT+ test, to test the wearer’s cognitive acuity and help identify their unique chronotype.