Biofeedback starter system for athletes
Athletes care about performance and these days understand that their success doesn't depend on strength alone. At the peak of physical strength, the difference can be made by the mental focus of an athlete, especially when performing under high pressure. Therefore, the mental strength of an athlete is at least as important as the physical strength for improving performance. The emotional state and mental focus of the individual are critical and insights from neuroscience and psychophysiology can help the athlete identify, understand and manage these issues.
Our "state management" is a vital issue when we are seeking the best - the "bundle" of how we think and feel determines what behaviours and possible for us and therefore this strongly detmines our results. A difference of just 100 milliseconds can be the difference between winning and losing.
Biofeedback tools and techniques are applied by elite athletes in many sports. To improve peak performance, it is important to capture and record bodily functions before, during and after training or competition. Examples are brain function, heart rate, respiration, muscle tension, and many other quantifiable measures of human performance. Common physiological measures of performance can be monitored by the use of sensors on the athlete's body. By acquiring, analyzing and understanding the ideal individual levels of bodily functions an athlete can reach his maximum peak in performance.
Two common issues in seeking peak performance are Stress Management and Focus. Athletes can benefit from using biofeedback and neurofeedback whilst training for peak performance by reducing stress and anxiety. Getting more control over energy levels, learning to focus better, achieve self-regulation, and improving consistency in performance. Biofeedback can also help to facilitate recovery from an injury.
Our biofeedback starter system
The NeXus teachnology we offer easily measures the various signals from the autonomic and central nervous system that constantly reflect on our performance "state".
Using them in a live training session where these signals are "fed-back" to the athlete is the key. As the athlete is made aware of their state via the feedback; when they learn how they are responding to stress they are on the path to improved self-regulation.
NeXus system such as the NeXus 4 or NeXus 10 and BioTrace+ software enable practical training and fine-tuning of the cardiovascular system, respiratory system, and the autonomic and central nervous systems, to improve mental focus and emotional self-regulation during those moments where every millisecond counts.
All the NeXus systems:
- are multimodal for biofeedback, neurofeedback, and physiological monitoring;
- are small, portable and communicate wirelessly through Bluetooth with very accurate signal recording;
- are flexible and provide easy step-by-step recording which can be used for dedicated peak performance training;
- allow in-the-field measurement or simulated feedback like videos to simulate competitive performance;
- can plot information in comparison to actual progress made from start to finish;
- support a wide range of sensors for signals and applications like EEG (brain waves), HRV/ ECG (heart rate), respiration, EMG (muscle tension), skin conductance, blood flow, reaction time, force, and acceleration.
To choose your own starter system start with the NeXus 4, 10 or even the NeXus 32 for the ultimate breadth and performance. Then choose your sensors. We recommend at least a respiration sensor and an EXG sensor and EXG ground (allowing ECG for HRV analysis and EMG analysis). Finally select some electrodes.
As always you can count on us for help and a quote