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What is the Neuroband?

Neurofeedback practitioners and users prefer NeurobandThe Neuroband, by Dr. Diane Roberts Stoler, Ed.D., is an innovative device used to enhance neurofeedback.

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Neuroband™ is a clean and comfortable neurofeedback device that allows customized adjustment and placement of electrodes without the use of conductive paste or gel.  Made of substantially non-stretchable, washable and/or dry cleanable material, it is easy-to-use, effective and efficient.  Designed for customized and precise electrode placement, whether standard or active electrode. Additional cross straps to allow for multi-channel placement and allow EEG or QEEG use.

Dr. Diane® developed the Neuroband™, a neurofeedback headband that can be used to achieve optimum Neurofeedback, Discovery 24-Channel, Z-Score training, Othmer, LENS and various Assessments: QEEG, Mini-Q and Q Assessment to make neurofeedback more comfortable. efficient and effective.

This is the only headband of its type on the market. Unlike other types of headbands that do not allow for the precise placement of the electrodes, Dr. Diane®’s Neuroband™ is flexible and precise.

Key Features of the Neuroband™

  • Ease of use: no paste, no mess, no prep needed, no need for alcohol clean up
  • Comfortable to those with skin or head sensitivities
  • One size fits all (fully adjustable)
  • Lightweight strapping with Velcro and highest quality chamois felt lead pockets
  • Clean – fully re-usable: Easy to wash. No sticky paste to clean out of electrodes.
  • Applied with a saline solution rather than conductive paste or gel
  • Can be applied in about five minutes or less and removed in seconds

Why use Neuroband™?

Traditionally, Neurofeedback, EEG and QEEG are done with skin prepping gel, and a conductive paste. Removal often entails using alcohol and other products. For individuals with sensitivity to touch or pressure, such as someone who has had a brain injury or brain surgery, this can often be extremely uncomfortable. The Electrocap, used for EEG or QEEG, is a stretchy cap that is very confining to individuals dealing with autism, and the pressure may cause pain to people with fibromyalgia, brain surgery, chronic pain and brain injury.

Clinical trials using the Neuroband™ EEG version are currently being done at the EEG and Seizure Unit of Brigham Women’s Hospital, Boston MA.

Personal training and consulting services are available for the professional and home user of Neurofeedback equipment.

History and Theory of Neuroband™

The clinical use of Neurofeedback was first done by Dr. Barry Sterman for the treatment of epilepsy. The placement of electrodes was done by preparing the scalp with a mild abrasive followed by conductive paste. Removal of the conductive paste is done with small amounts of rubbing alcohol. Years later, BrainMaster Technology developed the Flextrode, which used Velcro straps and plastic rings that held the electrodes in specific locations. Instead of conductive paste, the means of conduction was cotton gauze around the electrodes that were soaked in a saline solution. This product, and a similar product (Flexcap) developed by Dr. Eduardo Rocatti, M.D., are very effective, however both have fixed locations that use plastic rings to hold the electrodes.

Dr. Diane® found that the majority of her patients who have some form of neurological, chronic illness, pain or trauma, have a resulting skin, scalp sensitivity. This was especially true for her patients with fibromyalgia.  In addition, all of her patients complained about the use of the conductive paste.  Dr. Diane® tried both the Flextrode and Flexcap only to have her patients complain about the hard plastic. Also, both of these products were limited to location of electrode placement.

Thus, she developed the Neuroband™which uses the concept of all the methods; ease of placement as with the conductive paste, comfort of the Velcro band and use of saline solution. After two and a half years of trial and error with various products and various types of Velcro, felt and Chamois, Dr. Diane® discovered that by using a belting material along with specific types of Velcro and Chamois she was able to make a product that would stand up to repeated use, have excellent impedance for exceptional conductivity, and was comfortable enough to allow the patient to be able to fall sound asleep during alpha/theta training.

When using the Neuroband™ for collective data as used in EEG, Mini-Q, or QEEG, there is a need for a minimum of 16 to 48 leads. The QEEG and medical version allow up to 48 active electrodes to be placed on the scalp at the same time. Recently, many of the manufacturers have gone from an open pin board to a plug-in device, which uses a ribbon type active electrode with 19-24 pin devices into the various QEEG recording devices. Traditionally, the use of an Electrocap would be used. However, again the pressure of such a cap on an individual with chronic pain or brain injury can often be intolerable. Thus, the manufacturers of the Electrocap have developed a customized ribbon with 19 electrodes that will fit the QEEG version. Thus, the QEEG version can now be used on any manufactured type as an alternative to the traditional Electrocap.

How does Neuroband™ work?

Once a neurofeedback protocol is determined, such as 1-4 channel training, the specific location of the electrodes are found on the patient’s head. The Chamois electrodes are saturated with saline solution or Electro Mist. The Chamois pockets are placed either on the inside of the headband or on one of 3 cross-straps. These cross-straps can be placed in either a vertical or horizontal position to cover the entire head.

Dr. Diane® finds ElectroMist Solution to be the most reliable.  You can obtain this product from our online store.

Different Types of Neurobands™

There are 6 varieties of the Neuroband™:

  • 1-2 channel training- most commonly used
  • 2-4 channel training- can be easily used with Zscore training
  • Mini-Q and QEEG -19 leads- Data collection and Zscore training
  • 19 QEEG with Electrocap ribbon- dim pin
  • 19 LEN with Electrocap ribbon and 19 individual pins
  • EEG- 48 leads – Used for hospital sleep studies

Benefits of using Neuroband™

Neuroband™ can be used to achieve optimum Neurofeedback, Discovery 24-Channel, Z-Score training, Othmer, LENS and various Assessments: QEEG, Mini-Q and Q Assessment. It is precise and greatly reduces set-up time enhancing efficiency and saving time. The Neuroband™ allows for ease, comfort and customizing for individuals. No need to prep the scalp or use conductive paste. Just soak the Chamois and put it on the location you want. It takes about 5 minutes to set-up and seconds to remove without any cleanup!

To schedule personal training services with Dr. Diane®, please call us at 800-500-9971 or submit a contact form.

For questions regarding Neuroband™, please email: neuroband@drdiane.com.

To order Neuroband™ and accessories, please visit our online store.

Please see below for Neuroband™ testimonials.  

Neuroband Testimonials

Neuroband™ Testimonials

We have used Dr. Stoler’s Neuroband with great success for 6+ years. It is SOOO much faster than electrode paste and quickly gives a very low impedance connection. We use it with both gold electrodes for z-score and sintered silver electrodes for ISF training. To part the hair better under the pad once attached to the patient, we slide either a chopstick or a q-tip moistened with ElectroMist; this ensures an even better connection. The teenage guys especially prefer the Neuroband because they fear crossing the path of Miss America when they leave here with paste residue on their scalp. A scientist at the CDC in Atlanta asserted that the salinity level is so high in the electrolyte solution that no virus or bacteria would thrive. When we explain that, most patients don’t wince one bit to use the Neuroband directly after the previous person. When the rare person wants their own Neuroband and pads, they buy it and we keep it segregated in a plastic bag. We saved in time the cost of the Neuroband the very first day we used it.

-Paul & Larry, Discovery Learning Associates, Cambridge MA

No paste to put on and therefore, no paste to clean up is a major advantage to using Dr. Diane®’s Neuroband. My son has a traumatic brain injury and we do daily neurofeedback sessions at home, as well as having done remote sessions with Dr. Diane® in the past. With similar clarity of frequency, and no clean-up required I think home and remote trainers will be very pleased with using Dr. Diane®’s Neuroband.

-Melinda, IL

My son has a traumatic brain injury. We are doing the neurofeedback training with Dr. Diane®® at home and it is very easy with Dr. Diane®’s Neuroband™. It makes the process effortless and comfortable, without the messy paste and cleanup after. And the clarity of frequency is comparable. I would highly recommend any home user doing remote training to try it. It’s a great product!

-Monte Bransfield, MA

Diane®, All that I can say is WOW! What a great product! I received the Neuroband yesterday and tried it on myself to see how it worked. I was thoroughly impressed with it for two reasons:

  1. When I do my own neurofeedback, I noticed that the sensors tend to loosen their grip from start to finish due to my hair being so thick despite using copious amounts of the Ten20 paste. After processing, I typically need to push the sensors back into my scalp just to ensure good reading between the pre and post baseline recordings. This makes me wonder how effective any system would be when running into that type of an issue. With the Neuroband, I created the saline solution, soaked the pockets, hooked myself up and I was off to the races with no concern about losing sensor connection quality. What a dream come true!
  2. There was no post-processing clean-up which was a big concern as I’d like to work with multiple clients and was concerned about the sanitary issue and sending people out with “There’s Something About Mary” hair.

I used the neuroband on my first client this morning and I noticed that his processing was much smoother also and there was no degradation between the connection status from pre to post baseline testing. I do not know how you came up with this idea but am most grateful that you did!

-Tammy Whiteside

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