How to run an HEG session in Brain-Trainer for BioEra

General HEG Session

Setup

Connect your amplifier to your computer. Connect the HEG headband to your amplifier and turn on the amplifier if needed. Place the headband on the head at one of the recommended positions.

Open Brain-Trainer software and click “HEG”. Select “General HEG” when prompted to select a design.


Select your device. (For Optima+, also click the gear icon and select Neurobit Optima+ 4 USB.) TIP: If the indicator light does not turn green, click the panic button at the lower right.

Select up, down, both or in “free mode” train either as desired. Select feedback based on direction (going in desired direction), threshold (signal in relation to target) or Attention Index. Auto-capture of baseline and auto baseline recalculation are optional. Pre-select length of time training up and down.
design options for heg

Free mode
Direction indicator (Up)

Baseline will set automatically if you leave “Autocapture baseline” checked.

Green indicator under session time indicates Climbing; Blue indicator denotes diving.

Choose feedback.

Press Play to start the session.

Feedback

MIDI: Tones are higher on the scale the higher the HEG ratio goes.

Video Start/Stop: Video plays when signal is above threshold.

Video Brightness: Video is brighter as the Attention Index increases and dimmer as the Attention Index decreases.

Points/click: AI points are scored and you will hear a click sound when Attention Index is meeting the target.

Shadow: Brightness and volume increase as Attention Index increases.
Tip: Click the clock icon and position your shadow window. You will have 5 seconds before the window becomes fixed.

Running HEG/LIFE 2.0 Session

You may download instructions specific to your amplifier below:
Instructions for Optima+ (PDF)
Instructions for Q-wiz (PDF)

General instructions

Setup

Connect your amplifier to your computer. Connect the HEG headband to your amplifier and turn on the amplifier if needed. Place the headband on the head at one of the recommended positions.

Open Brain-Trainer software and click “HEG”. Select “General HEG” when prompted to select a design.


Select your device and settings. (For Optima+, click the gear icon and select Neurobit Optima+ 4 USB.) TIP: If the indicator light does not turn green, click the panic button at the lower right.

Instructions on starting the game are on the screen for your convenience.

Play

Start the session by clicking the white Play button. The signal should be coming into the software and you should see the green trace of the HEG signal on the screen.

Click “Run LIFE”. The State Changer window will open.

Click “Connection” at the bottom of that window.

Select “START SOCKET”. The signal will be visible in the window now.

Click “PLAY GAME”. There is no need to calibrate.

Select a level by clicking on one of the images (1-4). Press the U key to access all levels.

Press START to begin training.

Controls

SPACE BAR changes the direction from up to down. If down-training, the space bar will end the segment.

Levels

When at the level selection screen, typing the letter U will unlock all levels. Each level has pre-programmed training times for up- and down-training. Ending the segment (up or down) can be done at any time with the space bar.

Default segment times

Level 1:  3:00 UP; 2:00 DOWN

Level 2:  4:30 UP; 3:30 DOWN

Level 3:  6:00 UP; 5:00 DOWN

Level 4:  8:00 UP; 6:00 DOWN

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