Attention/focus Hack: Heg Vs Neurosky Vs Epoc
Hey there guys!
My first post here, so a little bit of intro about myself:
30 years old, been struggling with attention/focus problems during my whole life. Tend to procrastinate often. I live in a country where adult ADHD is almost unheard of and medications are banned.
When i discovered Dave's site i got really excited and knowledge about neurofeedback became available to me. So, after a bit of research, i consider following options:
- nirHEG - The only affordable device that i found is Peanut headband which is, i believe, a part of Upgraded Focus product that can be bought here. There are some speculations that HEG is more effective for training attention/focus because of better reaction times of the sensor and better ability of tracking what is happening in the PFC. Total cost of a solution: $999
- NeuroSky headband. Now, fairly cheap device which can be bought for under $100 and must be used with an application designed for that device (not sure about cross-compatibility of this device with other software). What discourages me the most about this device is the fact that it only has one sensor and looks like it is intended more for entertainment rather than being helpful for specific therapeutical tasks. Total cost of solution: depending on which software one decides to go with, it will cost anywhere near $75 to about $500.
- EPOC - Now, this device is much cheaper than the Peanut and comes with 16 (or is it 14?) sensors and thus should be more accurate in terms of readings. One can use sessions built in Mind Workstationw hichare specifically tailored for treating ADHD. Total cost: $480 (299 for the headset and 179 for Mind WorkStation).
So those are what i am choosing from. The most cost effective solutions to me seems to be the EPOC. But am i really loosing anything when i decide to go with EPOC instead of nirHEG? Do i really need this extra processing speed at the PFC that nirHEG is offering?
I hope this post will trigger some discussion.