... one from one of the most excellent NFB clinics in the world and the second one, from one of the most prominent BioFeedback associations on the world.
In simple words, big shots ;)
In general, concerns about tests on Bellabee's safety.
For a start, Bellabee uses energy from a smartphone; the amount of energy used to influence brainwave oscillations is 5400 times lower than what is used with deep brain stimulations.
The essence of Bellabee is the combination of a well known pulsed electromagnetic therapy and smartphones as a source of energy for the device. Pulsed electromagnetic therapy nothing new and has been used since the 70s.
Bellabee does not create radiation or EM fields. By creating low and weak impulses in desired frequencies it simply suggests the desired performance to the brain.
Bellabee does not change cell structures, it only suggests a neuron resonation by influencing an active cell membrane potential. This is not a deep brain stimulation.
It is like when kids are using a metronome while learning to play the piano — giving our brain a beat, a tempo.
That is how Bellabee became an affordable, available and most importantly, a safe device, with possibilities of creating any therapy protocols needed.
As we know brainwave anomalies are the cause or a sign of mental health issues. With Bellabee, you can "push" brainwave patterns towards any desired level, smooting the brainwave anomalies. Achieving all this by using the same amount of energy as it goes through headset cables while you listening to music. As you know, any external impact is converted into electricity and speed (form), determined with the frequency of electromagnetic pulses. These signals are readable to our brain.
Independent neuromodulation is the key to solving so many brain related issues. It has no other option but to will prevail in the future.
Bellabee's role is not to replace neurofeedback therapies, that would not work.
On the contrary.
Bellabee should become a tool being used and sold by NFBs.
It can become an invaluable gadget for NFBs and their patients. I am perfectly aware that nobody can do 100% accurate custom protocols without placement first. That is why NFBs are the perfect fit for Bellabee.
More of that was discussed in Open letter to Neurofeedback board members
Bellabee is a tool. A tool, which can become excellent help for Neurofeedback specialists and Psychologists worldwide.
In one of the previous email I wrote about the new upcoming platform. The app will enable close cooperation between any professional, like sport psychologist, neuropsychiatrist and his patient. Both being connected with neurofeedback specialist to help them out.
Not just in a therapy meaning, but to become more online oriented (selling homework therapy devices like Bellabee and charge online sessions).
The brain works as a whole. When Bellabee - coil gives a pulse on the back, the brain uses it across all areas. So if I pulse 10Hz at the back, the alpha is stimulated across the entire brain.
What would be more focussed is where in the brain, the effects are realized as the frontal lobe is used for focus and concentration. The temporal lobe is where memory works the most. The other areas work all in harmony according to the task at hand. For instance, if I decide the frontal lobe, it links to the temporal lobe if memory is involved to execute the task, it might also link to the occipital lobe if I am looking at something and if I hear something the hearing section also gets involved.
That is the entire logic behind Bellabee and it works extraordinary. Instead of giving patients homework, training assignments like playing video games, watching movies, listening to the specific music, with Bellabee, you can simply create a therapy with specific frequency ranges.
»It always seems impossible until it is done.« (Nelson Mandela)