A unique biofeedback development board has been made available via the Crowd Supply website this month in the form of the HEGduino. A Brain blood flow biofeedback machine meets affordable IoT technology designed and manufactured by AlasKit. “The HEG is a way to alter brain function through a series of “training” sessions based on the changes in blood flow to different areas of the brain.” A second-generation version is now available in the form of the HEGduino V2 pulse oximeter.
The HEGduino biofeedback kit Has been specifically designed to provide an affordable system that uses red/infrared light sensing to determine the changes in the blood-oxygen levels in your brain in real time. Being able to track blood-oxygen changes in your brain provides direct insight into your brain activity and HEGduino makes creating projects using hemoencephalography (HEG) biofeedback a little easier to develop. watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the affordable IoT biofeedback machine development board. Possible application uses include:
– Brain Exercise: Do “brain pushups” to improve brain blood-oxygen levels as an educational, clinical, or hobbyist tool.
– Stress Monitoring: Prevent student or professional burnout.
– Research: Measure neocortical functioning as correlated via blood-oxygen ratio changes.
– Biohacking: Modify HEGduino and its app to fit your need. It’s open source!
– Competitive Gains: Improve long-term cognition and awareness for playing your favorite sports or E-sports.
“The “HEG” in HEGduino stands for hemoencephalography, a non-invasive biofeedback method, similar to EEG neurofeedback. HEG detects regional changes in the brain’s energy consumption via changes in blood-oxygen. HEGduino enables you to see in real time how your brain blood-oxygen levels respond to your thoughts and actions, resulting in a simple and elegant biofeedback system. You can easily affect and eventually control regional blood flow in your head by focusing, breathing, and relaxing, and watching the response on your screen. With a bit of practice with the biofeedback provided by HEGduino, you can exercise your brain and make it healthier with this type of physical therapy.
It takes less than ten minutes of using the device to learn how to change your brain blood flow directly. Neurons don’t store their energy, so regional brain activity is closely tied to changes in blood-oxygen – the fuel – where healthy blood flow patterns (which carry the oxygen to your cells as needed) are crucial for a high-functioning and growing brain.”
HEGduino Kits are available from $35 with free shipping throughout the United States and worldwide shipping available for an extra $8. Preorders are now open and worldwide shipping is expected to commence sometime during January 2020.
Source: Crowd Supply
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