Step By Step
Before you begin any training, you’ll wear the BrainLink Lite EEG headband and then put your favorite VR headset, like a Meta Quest 2, on over the headband. Healium measures your baseline brainwaves by gathering data from the BrainLink wearable. This baseline is unique to you; think of it as your “before picture”. Your baseline is a snapshot of your brain’s electrical activity without trying to change it.
You’ll always see this baseline represented as a solid white line in every virtual reality meditation experience while using neurofeedback with Healium.
As the experience proceeds, the firefly flows along the baseline based on real-time data captured from your brainwaves. The higher the firefly, the more successful you are at meeting the focus calm protocol, developed by our Chief Scientist, Dr. Jeff Tarrant.
Conversely, if your firefly dips below the baseline, the experience will dim red. That’s your neurofeedback signal letting you know you need to make some adjustments in order to shift your brainwaves into a more focused calm state. It could be as simple as taking a deep breath, relaxing your shoulders, or focusing on an element in the VR experience.
How to Train Your Mental Fitness in VR
The VR experience you choose in the main menu will vary based on your ultimate goal. Our content is divided into five meditation categories: focus, calm, mindfulness, positivity, and sleep. No matter what you’re trying to accomplish, though, you’ll see your brainwave states represented as a glowing firefly and the solid white line as your brainwave baseline.
Let’s say you want to improve your feeling of focused calm. As the experience begins, the firefly moves higher or lower depending on the performance of your brainwaves associated with the focused calm protocol.
To progress and make the training more challenging , you’ll simply adjust your baseline higher and keep your firefly above the baseline. As you progress through this brain training, you’ll know you’re improving when you can maintain a high score even after you’ve moved your baseline higher.