The ABT BIOSCANTMmeasures small electrical signals from your brain, known simply as brainwaves.
Your alpha brainwaves, in particular, are idling rhythms that occur primarily
when your eyes are closed and your mind is completely free of thoughts. In
the first diagram below you will notice how the alpha, SMR and beta brainwaves
come and go in spindles, short packets of wavelets that rise and fall.
The moment we open our eyes, our brain begins processing visual
information and the alpha brainwaves suppress. When we engage in reading or
math, or any task that requires concentration, our alpha brainwaves suppress
even more. There is a brainwave "signature" for every type of activity
we choose to do. However, there are times when our brainwaves don't work well.
For instance, people who don't make alpha brainwaves (and theta
brainwaves) when their eyes are closed, typically have insomnia. People who
make a lot of alpha (or theta) brainwaves when they are trying to read or
pay attention are "foggy-headed" and they cannot focus their attention
on the task they are trying to do.
Most people do not understand what it means to REALLY pay attention
or to REALLY let go into meditative bliss. People who cannot engage their
minds have trouble paying attention and miss out on what is going on, and
then they often feel anxious and uncertain. People who cannot disengage themselves
usually pay attention well for a while, but become tired early on, and then
they cannot pay attention plus they feel anxious and tired.
The key to optimal functioning is FLEXIBILITY.
The ABT BIOSCANTM
easily helps to train the user to learn to "shift state". Within
a few training sessions you will learn to change back and forth from intense
focus to deep meditation in mere seconds. The ABT BIOSCANTM
can help you become aware of thoughts that cause you to feel stressed, so
that you can learn to manage these potentially destructive thoughts.
The ABT BIOSCANTM
reads brainwaves in the theta, mid-alpha and SMR/low beta brainwave bands
to help reduce the symptoms of insomnia, anxiety and attention deficit disorders
(ADD) and for improving relaxation and meditation. The ABT BIOSCANTM
may be used at home in bed, during reading, listening to a lecture or while
listening to pre-recorded material (waterfalls, lectures, or various situations
where the user has trouble relaxing or paying attention). Therapists will
find the ABT BIOSCANTM
an ideal adjunct to their standard therapy, providing transferrance from what
their client has learned in the clinic and applying those new skills to real
The ABT BIOSCANTM
provides a sensitive bar graph readoput (30 uv p-p) and a variable pitch tone
(up to 45 uv p-p). It comes with easy-to-use disposible electrodes and an
active electrode that may be appliled to any area of the scalp using Ten20
Paste, which is included with the ABT BIOSCANTM.
- 9-Volt Alkaline Battery
- Ultra-Mini Stereo Headphones
- Set of 3 EEG cables
- Package of 30 Electrodes
- Ten20 Electrode Paste & Nuprep Gel
- Patch Cord
- Comprehensive Operator's Manual
(click to preview in pdf format)
- Blue Travel Bag
- 7 x 2.5 x 9cm / 2.5 x 1 x 3 1/2 inches
- Power - 9-volt battery
- Battery Life - Approximately 25 hours
"Snap-Style" Electrodes -
Uniquely designed disposable electrodes which are placed easily behind the
ears. The active electrode is placed onto the scalp using Ten20 electrode
EEG Cables - Standard FDA-approved insulated plugs accommodate
any style of electrode.
Frequency Range - Train up or train down in three frequency
ranges (7, 10 & 14 Hz).
10 Segment Bar Graph - In three micro-volt increments up to 30 micro-volts
peak to peak. The audio tone responds up to 40 micro-volts.
Test Mode - Automatically checks battery level and electrode
Volume Control - Adjusts the volume of the biofeedback tone.
CD/Tape Input - To listen to your favorite music, self-improvement
CD/tapes or recordings of real life situations for which you want to learn stress
Compatible - Connect to any DAVID and listen to your mind state while
you are running your favorite preset session.
Power Source - uses a 9-volt battery.
Operator's Manual - Comprehensive manual includes many fun exercises
to practice and demonstrate electrodermal activity and biofeedback.
Quality - Designed and manufactured with the same high standards
and quality you have come to expect from the DAVID products.