What is tDCS?
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Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) is a form of non-invase neurostimulation that delivers a constant low level current to the brain through the use of electrodes placed on the scalp. This neuromodulation technique uses a steady current between 1 - 2 mA delivered through electrodes to targeted regions of the brain to modulate brain function. Using different electrode configurations, tDCS can be used to either excite or inhibit neuronal activity in the targeted region.
Headquartered in New York City, Caputron is the leading worldwide distributor of home, clinical and research neurostimulation technology, such as tDCS, TMS, CES and EEG. By partnering with world-class device manufacturers, we supply a range of excellent neurostimulation devices and accessories, such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) and Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS).
The Sensory Modulated Academic Resilience Trainer (SMART) includes 10 Audio-Visual Stimulation Sessions to help students achieve peak mental performance by reducing anxiety, increasing energy levels and memory capability, counteracting negative thoughts, enhancing social skills, and improving sleep quality.
The DAVID SMART provides audio-visual entrainment, also known as brainwave entrainment. Our sessions have been thoroughly tested and are designed based on the most current research findings to ensure you the most effective results. The sessions on the SMART are designed to improve academic performance, reduce stress, boost mood, and improve concentration and memory in college students. The SMART sessions also include our proprietary randomization process, which helps encourage dissociation and brain frequency tracking to the stimulus. The SMART features five distinct categories of sessions: Energize, Meditate, Brain Brightener, Sleep and Mood Booster, with two selections for each category.
The SMART is similar in design to our Delight model, but the sessions have been modified to account for the unique demands placed on students. We have widened the split frequencies, made it more dissociating, and shortened some of the sessions for students who are pressed for time
For the first time ever, a system exists where meditative breathing may be paced along with an audio-visual entrainment (AVE) session. Long, graceful breathing cycles have been used as part of meditation. Scientifically, this technique has been analyzed and shown to settle down a stressed autonomic nervous system. Both sympathetic (flight-or-fight) activity and para-sympathetic (the brain’s efforts to compensate) activity settle down dramatically using HRV techniques.
The heart speeds up with every breath in and slows down with every breath out. This swing in heart rate is HRV. A typical heart beat swing is in the order of about 15 beats per minute (bpm). When people get stressed, the heart typically clamps to sometimes as low as five bpm HRV at times intermixed with sharp spikes in heart rate. This is all abnormal activity and is rough on the heart.
The DAVID Smart sessions also include Mind Alives' proprietary randomization process, which helps encourage dissociation and brain frequency tracking to the stimulus.
Heart Rate Variability (HRV)The HRV technique used clinically is based on a 10 second breathing cycle (six breaths/minute, by inhaling slowly for five seconds and exhaling slowly for five seconds in an easy, relaxed breath). When using HRV paced breathing, listen to the heartbeat generated by the DAVID SMARTTM through the headphones. Inhale for two heartbeats and exhale for two heartbeats (not your own heartbeats!). Most sessions begin at seven breathing cycles/minute (28 heartbeats/min) and slow to six breaths /minute (24 heartbeats/min). This allows the user to breathe a little faster at the onset of a session until he/she has had time to relax.
Tru-Vu Omniscreen EyesetOur unique Tru-Vu Omniscreen Eyesets were carefully designed to provide you with the most effective and safe light and sound experience. The Tru-Vu Omniscreen Eyesets for the PAL use eight blue-tinted white LEDs mounted over a silver reflector behind a translucent screen. This disperses the light evenly. Our new Tru-Vu Omniscreen Eyesets are specially designed to allow for the left and right visual fields of each eye to be individually stimulated rather than the entire eye. With the Tru-Vu Omniscreen Eyesets, the lights flash into the left visual fields of both eyes, then alternately flashes into the right visual fields of both eyes. This approach allows the ability to stimulate either visual cortex with a frequency different from the other visual cortex. For example, a person who functions strongly from the left brain could have 8 Hz stimulated into the right visual field (and therefore the left brain) to slow down left brain function and have 18 Hz stimulated into the left visual field to increase right brain function.
Isochronic Pulsed Tones, Binaural Beats and MonauralThe tones of the DAVID SMART are evenly spaced, are of equal pitch and are turned on and off at a specified rate. This is important to enhance the effectiveness of audio entrainment
10 Preset SessionsTwo sessions in each category: Energize, Meditate, Brain Booster, Sleep and Mood Booster.
Sound Sync SessionsEach category also has a Sound Sync Session to turn your music into an intriguing light show. All sessions include HRV and begin with a 3-stage process that enhances dissociation.
Soft-OffThe gradual lowering of the lights and tones at the end of the session prevents a startle response (also known as somnatic shock). Soft-Off ensures that relaxation and other benefits carry over even after a session has ended.
Easy-To-Find Power, Intensity and Volume ButtonsThe buttons are raised so that you can make the necessary adjustments easily and quickly, even with your eyes closed.
Battery Power IndicatorAt a quick glance you can tell if your battery has enough power to run your session. New eyeset technology allows for much longer life for your 9-volt battery.
Need to Return Your Purchase? It's Easy - Caputron Offers 90 Day Hassle Free Returns
Our return policy is simple. If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase from Caputron you can return your item(s) within 90 days of purchase. If 90 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.
(Returned devices must be in a new undamaged condition.) Merchandise returned damaged may not qualify for a refund.
Opened or used accessories such as electrodes, gel, saline, or other consumables are not eligible for a refund.
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