Preferred by Neurofeedback Practitioners and Users
Neuroband™ is an innovative and easy-to-use headband that makes neurofeedback more enjoyable for both practitioner and client. Designed by Dr. Diane® for comfort and precision without the need for conductive paste or gel. Precision electrode placement, one-size-fits-all design, mess-free and flexible, make Neuroband™ one of a kind!
Easy to Use
- No paste, no mess
- No prep, no alcohol clean-up
- Fully adjustable
- One size fits all
- Lightweight strapping with Velcro
- Chamois felt lead pockets
- uses saline solution rather than paste or gel.
- Set-up in less than 5 minutes
- Can be removed in seconds
- No cleaning paste or gel from electrodes.
- Precision electrode placement delivers results
- Low impedance under 4 for optimum performance
- Compatible with all major manufacturers, including active electrodes
- Can be configured for up to 19 channel training.
Achieve optimum Neurofeedback, Discovery 24-Channel, Z-Score training, Othmer, LENS and various Assessments: QEEG, Mini-Q and Q Assessment.
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.
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.
More on Why to 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 the 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. She 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.
- 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.
One Method Doesn’t Fit All
As an example, one of her Neurofeedback patients asked about LENS (Low Energy Neurofeedback System), because she heard it is supposed to be the most effective method of Neurofeedback, and wanted to know why Dr. Diane® wasn’t using it on her. She explained it’s due to one method doesn’t fit all, even if two patients have the same symptoms or brain related issues. It really depends on the person and their complete background. In this case, it was not the best fit for the patient. She’ll teach to know the difference.
In-Service or Workshop Training
Dr. Diane® provides personalized training sessions in group settings for in-service training of your staff or during an 8-hour professional workshop.
Dr. Diane® offers consultations and training for professionals at all experience levels in Neurofeedback. Training and supervision is also available for new Neurofeedback practitioners at our Boxford, Massachusetts office. We also offer additional training, supervision, and case reviews for the more seasoned professional via web video chat services such as Skype, or by phone.
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