EEG Use & Safety

Many have asked us about the safety of wearing a
We do not collect any brain data whatsoever. We use your brain images for education only.
Bluetooth EEG headset. We can assure you that it is 100% safe.


What we use

For our education sessions we use two different types of EEG.

  1. The Emotiv Epoc 14 channel EEG. This is an award-winning headset that uses ‘wet’ sensors to guage brain activity. Emotiv was founded by Tan Le, a Vietnamese- Australian commerce-law graduate who also became ‘Young Australian of the Year.
  2. The NeuroSky MindWave. This is a much simpler headset suitable also for young children. It is a terrific meditation guide

The Electroencephalograph (EEG) has been used since 1875 to detect brain activity. It is simply a brain ‘reader’ and puts no signals into the brain. In this way it has no electromagnetic output and is safer than a normal fixed line telephone or even a TV set.

Connection from the headset to the computer is via Bluetooth which is around 1000 times less output than a mobile phone. We purposely use Bluetooth as it stops our headsets being ‘wired’ to the computer. In the extremely rare event of a lightening strike there are no wires connected to the individual.

While used mainly in medical diagnostics, we are the first in the world to use it for brain education.

Some relevant sites for information are:
http://sydneynorthneurology.com.au/electroencephalogram-eeg/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electroencephalography
http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/eeg.html#
https://blog.jabra.com/are-bluetooth-headsets-safe/

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