Top Ten Neurofeedback Devices for 2022

At-home neurofeedback devices have exploded onto the market in recent years | Narbis

1. Narbis

How it works: Narbis’s neurofeedback smart glasses analyze brain activity to detect whether the wearer is showing brainwave patterns indicative of paying attention or losing focus.

Muse

2. Muse

How it works: Muse is an EEG device that uses advanced signal processing to interpret your mental activity to help guide you. When your mind is calm and settled, you hear peaceful weather. Busy mind? As your focus drifts, you’ll hear stormy weather that cues you to bring your attention back to your breath.

Sensai

3. Sens.ai

How it works: Sens.ai Programs are healthy mind states mapped to brain frequencies and locations. Sens.ai has over a dozen Programs that are experienced as ~20-minute Sessions with the Sens.ai headset and App. Sessions can be enjoyed a-la-carte or as part of a Mission. There are 16 Missions, each providing you guided progression over 4–8 weeks. You get quantified results using your biometrics after each Session and over time. The Sens.ai headset costs $1,195.

Mendi

4. Mendi

How it works: The Mendi headband ($349) is fitted with sensors that measure your oxygenated blood flow and neural activity. You can see your brain activity visualized in Mendi’s training game. You control the game, make the ball rise and earn points, using only your brain, simply by focusing.

Hapbee

5. Hapbee

How it works: Although this device doesn’t use neurofeedback, we thought it worth including in this list given its claims to impact brain activity. The Hapbee wearable sends ultra-low radio frequency signals to the brain with the goal of achieving a given mental state such as sleep, peak performance, or socializing.

6. PlayAttention

How it works: PlayAttention uses neurofeedback to teach users how to focus and pay attention.

NeurOptimal

7. NeurOptimal

How it works: NeurOptimal ($10,995.00) is an advanced neurotechnology designed to train the brain to function at peak performance levels. During a NeurOptimal session, you wear ear clips and two small sensors on the sides of your head which pick up the delicate electrical activity of your brain. While you relax and close your eyes and listen to music or watch a movie, NeurOptimal processes your brain signals very rapidly and when it detects them moving into an “instability”, the music or movie pauses very briefly.

Neurosky

8. NeuroSky

How it works: NeuroSky’s MindWave Mobile 2 and Excellent Brain headsets have the user watching games and/or videos to learn how to focus.

FocusCalm

9. Focuscalm

How it works: The FocusCalm headband ($350) uses EEG technology to measure brain activity and a variety of games, exercises and meditations to help improve your ability to focus and relax your mind.

MyNeurva

10. Myneurva

How it works: Myneurva’s neurofeedback system consists of an electrode cap, which requires the application of gel to the scalp before use, which can be messy and uncomfortable — especially for people prone to sensory overload.

Honorable Mention

The following wearable devices are worth including in this round-up given their rising popularity and claims to enhance focus, reduce stress, and boost overall emotional regulation.

FisherWallace

FisherWallace

How it works: The Fisher Wallace device (worn as a headband) stimulates the brain to produce serotonin, endorphins, and melatonin while lowering cortisol. It claims to modulate brainwave activity and regulate the “fight-or-flight” sympathetic nervous system without the serious side effects of medication.

Mightier

Mightier

How it works: Though technically not a neurofeedback device, Mightier still deserves mention in this list given its popularity and sound scientific backing and innovative use of biofeedback to help kids regulate stress. Mightier is the result of a decade of research and development done at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Omnipemf

Omnipemf

How it works: Although it’s not a neurofeedback device per se, Omnipemf is based on PEMF, or Pulsed Electromagnetic Field, a school of therapy that relies on sending electromagnetic pulses to provide relief. As the maker of the tool says, the headset emits radio frequencies specific to the wearer’s desired state of mind, whether it’s focus, sleep, or relaxation. The line of thinking goes that the brain will sync with this frequency, resulting in, say, focus.

Thync

Thync

How it works: Thync is not a neurofeedback tool. Rather, its FeelZing product is an “energy patch” that relies on non-invasive external neurostimulation as a way to coax the brain to pay attention or focus. Applied behind the ear for a seven-minute session, Thync claims wearing the patch will help the wearer gain focus and perk up for as long as four hours.

Conclusion

The rise in popularity of neurofeedback devices that require brain training via video games on a tablet or phone is undeniable.

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Narbis’ Neurofeedback smart glasses are based on NASA technology. Helping your brain to minimize distraction and learn to focus over time. https://narbis.com