NEUROPTIMAL 3.0 NEUROFEEDBACK HOME SYSTEM
How to set up the neurofeedback equipment and the EEG Sensors
1.HOW TO START A SESSION USING A TABLET
Before you start your first session: You’ll need a wi-fi connection (see below), wet-wipes (or paper towel to wipe off the conductive paste) and your own headphones, (one can also stream the music from system as well). If using headphones, please don’t use any bluetooth or noise canceling headphones.
Few notes not included in this video: Please connect your tablet to wi-fi before your first session and every 7 days to allow automatic software updates (see below for instructions). Entered your name but cannot locate it? In the Vault (Dashboard), see lower right and click on “All,” that will pull up every name that has been entered. Check the manual for detailed clarification. The volume control can also be found in the lower right corner in the task bar. The graphing bars window are not shown on all systems. Just know that it’s the exact same training no matter if you have a Personal Trainer or a Pro Unit!
HOW TO CONNECT YOUR SYSTEM TO WI-FI ONCE PER WEEK!
PLEASE NOTE: With NeurOptimal 3.0 it is now required to login to wi-fi once per week to to download and install software updates. (Watch instructions below on how to login to the internet). These software updates happens automatically at start up and takes about 1- 5 minutes to do. Therefore, we recommend starting the program, and make sure it is working properly, BEFORE adding the EEG sensors.
VIDEO ON HOW TO DO AN EXTENDED SESSION.
Click on thumbnail image to view. The extended session is 44 minute long instead of the 33 minutes (regular session). Please note that there is no data that shows the longer version is more effective. The regular session is what is use at our in-office sessions.
2. HOW TO ADD THE EEG SENSORS
Apply the conductive paste to the EEG sensors (just enough so it covers the plate). Unplug the zAmp (the amplifier with the sensors) and go to the mirror to put the sensors on and off. The conductive paste is water soluble - have wet-wipes in handy! Watch the video below.
How do I know if the placement area is right and what if I apply the sensors to the wrong place? NeurOptimal use C3 and C4 - ie: the midpoints on each side of the head between the top of the ear and the top of the head. If you get them close to those points, then there is no “wrong place”.
Watch a Video on How to Add the Sensors
If a child is training with you, do a session on yourself first to get familiar with the program.
In the beginning, please allow at one hour to learn how to add the sensors and complete a session.
To add and remove the EEG Sensors, take the zAmp (the rectangular device w/ the sensors attached), clip it your shirt and go to the mirror to add (and remove) the sensors. Just make sure you plug in the USB cord to the zAmp and the tablet before you start the session. Otherwise you'll get an error message and it won't start.
If the system is acting up — a restart always helps!
Contact your rental manager if you need further help!