Neuroband™ FAQ and Videos
What is the Cost for Shipping?
Shipping costs vary depending on the quantity of items purchased.
What Type of Salt do I use for the Saline Solution?
I do not encourage making your own saline solution, you will not get the best results. I recommend using premade ElectroMist solution designed specifically as a conductive spray for Neurofeedback.
How and When do I Clean the Neuroband?
You can clean the chamois pockets with Dial liquid antibacterial soap, making sure to rinse the chamois pockets well. You should clean the pockets after each patient/client. You can leave the pockets wet from the water after rinsing for the next client/patient or purchase extra pockets to use.
The cross straps can also be washed with Dial liquid antibacterial soap. However, if you are doing brain mapping, specifically a qEEG, you need to have the headband and cross strap perfectly dry before using again.
Can I Use the Cap While the Last Client's Patches Are Still Wet?
You can leave the pockets wet for the next client/patient.
What Kind of Impedance Readings Should I Expect with the Neuroband?
3.0 Kohms and below.
How Tight do the Velcro Strips Need to be?
The Velcro should be snug, but not tight.
What do I do if the Impedance Isn't Good Enough?
You may need to wet the chamois pocket and site you are measuring to improve the impedance. If you are not getting good impedance, (under 5), use a Q tip soaked in ElectroMist to carefully wet the chamois pocket and the site you are measuring, until you get a lower impedance reading (suggested by Larry and Paul at Discovery Learning Associates). Take care not to get the hair or the band wet between testing sites to avoid salt-bridging, as per the recommendation of Tom Collura at BrainMaster Technologies.
Can I Make My Own Spray?
For the best results, do not make your own saline solution. It is difficult to get a low impedance reading. I recommend premade ElectroMist solution designed specifically as a conductive spray for Neurofeedback.
What is the Difference Between the CSP 5006 and CSX5008 Cross Straps?
The Cross Strap (NF) – CSP has Velcro on one side. The model with 1 cross strap is for 1-2 channel training on top of the head. The cross strap (QEEG) CSX5008 has Velcro on both sides. This would be used with the 4 Channel, 19 Channel, and EEG Channel NeurobandTM.
Which Neuroband Should I Purchase?
The NeurobandTM consists of a headband and chin strap, and the number of cross straps relates to the number of channel training. The model with 1 cross strap is for 1-2 channel training on top of the head. In the 4 channel training model the one cross strap has Velcro on the ends on both sides.
The model with 2 cross straps is for 1-4 channel training across the top of the head. The model with 3 cross straps allows for 1-19 channel training.
You can always buy the basic model with one cross strap and if you need one or two more cross straps you can order those separately. You will see that option in your shopping cart.
How Does It Work?
There is one basic model that can be used for both Neurofeedback training and for QEEG or LENS training.
NeurobandTM with the custom ElectroCap ribbon does everything a ElectroCap does, it is made by the same company.
The differences are the following:
- You don’t have to buy 3 sizes.
- There is no need for Neuroprep.
- You do not need to use gel or buy a syringe, reducing mess.
- You need ElectroMist solution.
- You wet the chamois pockets with ElectroMist and wet the testing site with a Q-tip.
- It takes half the time to put it on (4 minutes) and has an impedance of less than 3 Kohms.
- It takes 3 seconds to take off and clean up.
- It takes 5 minutes to wash before the next client.
The difference in the LENS Cap version is that instead of one pin, it has 19 individual pins for each site on the head.
Neuroband Hardware and Software?
The Neuroband™ is NOT a piece of software or hardware. It is a holder for electrodes. The benefits to using NeurobandTM are that it is a one size fits all headband (so you only need to buy one), it uses ElectroMist solution instead of neuro prep so it is quicker and easier to put on and take off, and very easy to clean.
Can You Use the Neuroband with NeurOptimal?
The Neuroband™ will work perfectly with NeurOptimal.
How Long do the Pockets Stay Moist?
60 to 90 Minutes. The impedance starts around 2.0 and may increase to 4.0. You can then wet the pocket again without removing anything. What is so great about my NeurobandTM is that you do NOT have to do Neuroprep before. What I use is a Q-tip with ElectroMist to lower the impedance if it climbs too high. This takes about 2-3 minutes.
Can it be used with Brain Training Products?
The NeurobandTM is not for gaming. It is for use in Neurofeedback therapy. There are several different computer software programs for Neurofeedback, it is compatible with all.