supercharge your brain with this home neurotherapy system

Pavlok 2: break bad habits and reduce cravings with electricity

Whatever you hold in your mind will tend to manifest in your life. But what if you could control your mind naturally? If you could awaken your internal genius. What if there was a tool to help you focus, meditate, achieve peak performance and more? is a clinical-grade, head-set type wearable that stimulates brainwaves through both audio cues and light therapy.

Some three years in the making the project to make a reality is now live on Indiegogo. With 11 days left before it closes, the company has raised a massive $715,000. That’s more than 2,000% above its rather modest $30,000 project funding goal. Why the immense interest? – a professional grade brain coach

The wearable goes further that other similar home-based solutions. With seven patents (at various stages of approval) under its belt, this is a device that you can use to optimize your brainwaves anytime, anywhere. Think of it as a professional-grade brain coach in your pocket.

Essential reading: Top fitness trackers and health gadgets comes with more than 20 clinically developed programs offering Clinical Grade EEG Neurofeedback (3 sensors along mid-line, signal fidelity to 50 Hz), Photobiomodulation (infrared light therapy via 7 specialized LEDs – up to 1024 Hz) and heart rate variability training. Each session, developed by brain experts to strengthen healthy brainwave patterns, ​​is about 20-minutes long. The idea is to do at least three of these per week.

The company says over an eight week period a typical user can expect a 19% increase in thinking speed, 12% increase in reaction time and 16% increase in accuracy. Those stats are based on studies using similar protocols as

The app allows you to choose from a variety of different programs, on their own or as part of a longer mission. Some of these help to improve your mood, others facilitate deep work, help to improve sleep, concentration, bliss, creativity and more.

Or you can opt for a quick boost. For example, you can give your brain a shot of Gamma waves through light stimulation. Like a cup of coffee, this will give you energy and sharpness. Or how about a dose of Alpha waves for calm, creative thinking? Or perhaps a Theta boost to destress?

To use, simply fire up the smartphone app and allow to connect with the headset. Choose Boost, Train or Assess. Then allow the session to run its course. After that you can review the data. Some 1.4 million biometrics are captured during each session.

Unlike other such devices, also lets you know how well it is working. The package comes with something called a Geniuspulse Controller. This is hardware that looks like a remote control with a display. It runs a 15 minute game that captures the precise timing of your brain response, decisions, physical response and more.

The accompanying smartphone app keeps tabs on your performance so you know exactly where you are. You can track HRV training scores, brain training scores, brain processing speed and more to see how they’ve changed over time.

More info on the science behind can be found on this link. There’s also a long list of third party studies on that page which confirm the validity of the underlying technology. Having said that, it is worth noting that clinical trials are still in the design phase.

The Canadian neurotech start-up says the headset can support multiple users. Each person will need to create their own account so that the headset knows who is using it.

The bad news is that is quite pricey. A hefty $999 is required get one of these delivered to your doorstep in May next year. That’s 33% down from the $1,495 it will sell for when it hits retail.

Price:$999 and up

Funding open:
$716,667 out of $30,000 goal

Estimated delivery: May 2022

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Pavlok 2: break bad habits and reduce cravings with electricity

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Marko Maslakovic

Marko founded Gadgets & Wearables in 2014, having worked for more than 15 years in the City of London’s financial district. Since then, he has led the company’s charge to become a leading information source on health and fitness gadgets and wearables.

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