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High tech for low cost
on May 9, 2013
This is truly amazing tech to be made available, and affordable, for us non-professionals!
I was mainly interested in using this headset with the Meditation Journal app which would have allowed me to track my progress (or lack thereof) at training my brain to hold steady in a state of alert calm, but the Meditation Journal software on the included CD would not boot on my iMac (OS X 10.7.5 Intel Core i5), despite valiant efforts from tech support. That's the only reason I didn't give this 5 stars.
I have several other apps that are compatible with this headset, and they all work well with it, both on my iMac and on my iPod (4th generation). From watching the graphic displays in the various apps, it's obvious that it does indeed measure relative agitation vs calm, and eyeblinks. It can even differentiate between normal eyeblinks vs intentional eyeblinks, and you can see the subtle difference in the shape of the wave form displayed for each.
It's reasonably lightweight and comfortable to wear, and I haven't had any trouble getting good skin contact or anything -- just put it on and it works. The forehead sensor arm rotates up parallel with the headband for easy stowage in a backpack. The headband is extendable; I wear a men's extra large hat size and it fits me okay at maximum extension.
I've been favorably impressed with customer service; I contacted tech support for the above mentioned problem and they really did try to help me, with several messages exchanged back and forth.
If you're interested in exploring your mind's potential, I recommend getting one of these!