Foc.us! And Update

Petr dropped me a line with an update on what brmlab has been up to lately. Wow! Check out the photo album. Very interesting collection of crew and gadgets. Here he is with an early version of his tDCS device.

He also pointed me to the focus. I don’t know how I’d missed it. Unfortunately (for me)…

Due to F.D.A. requirements the focus v1 is not currently available for sale in the United States. If you live in the U.S. and would like to buy a focus device, please pre-register. If there is sufficient demand from U.S. customers we will seek the necessary certification.

I think we can expect a lot of that. But how cool! You can sign up for ‘priority access’ on their site.

One of the things Petr and I discussed is objective testing for use in determining whether or not a tDCS device is actually doing anything. Petr came up with some great links. Both PEBL Psychological Test Battery and Brain Workshop – a Dual N-Back game, seem to be tests you download to your own computer. But I’ve just spent the last 20 minutes doing tests on a site called Quantified Mind. Except for theĀ  Google (only) login, it’s about perfect. A nice collection of tests and the results are collected very nicely into a statistics page that associates with your account. Cool! [Update 5/25/12] Another interesting candidate for measuring effectiveness. Lumosity research partners include Stanford and Harvard. A very basic reaction time test, HumanBenchMark.com.

Petr also mentioned that he corresponded with the GoFlow people and they are going to set up a wiki. In their recent email they announced they were a little bit behind and were waiting to hear back from Kickstarter. But that whether or not they get Kickstarter approval they’ll be moving forward soon.

All for now.
JH

2 thoughts on “Foc.us! And Update

  1. Hi ATA,

    I would like to hear some technical data on the foc.us

    Ive been interested in tdcs and ces for a while. Im a 3D designer not extremely technical but interested to know what states the foc.us could potentially generate.

    It lists that its Configurable current from 0.8 to 2.0mA with app.
    Frequencies and mA how are they connected? Is it possible using the foc.us to generate Gamma state or Alpha state?

    Thanks

  2. Foc.us device is have great design and potential but need many improvemts ,in current pahse is not able to work propertly.
    Im in contact with his manufacturer and send him some ideas to improve it .
    He plan it mainly for gaming.
    if anyone interestet about technical stuff i can write something about that.
    (main problems in foc.us is to high volatage ,to small electrodes and probably bad placemet of electrodes)

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