Discharge current to the head will make you a great player in the video game




Discharge current to the head will make you a great player in the video game


What to do if you want to improve your skills in video games ? More practice? Learn card game inside out, to know the location of every single detail? May seek advice from professional players? And why not just bring it to my head a few electrodes and an electrical charge to put himself in the skull? This is what is offered by Focus Labs, has created a device Foc.us, which by its creators promise will help to improve your gaming skills by stimulating specific areas of the brain weak electric discharges.

Sounds, of course, madly, but according to the creators of the device is based on the method of micropolarization (Transcranial direct current stimulation – tDCS) – medical practice, working for years to change the functional status of the various parts of the central nervous system by affecting small constant current. In the past, thanks to the TCMP (transcranial) was used for the treatment of chronic headaches, migraines and even to improve the mathematical skills of the person. Currently, scientists are still studying the effects of this method.


However, in the case of Foc.us a small electrical charge is supposed to have a positive impact on improving the gaming skills.


“By stimulating the prefrontal cortex of the brain can improve memory performance , vigilance and attention during the game, “- says the device inventor Michael Oxley.


The device itself is built on the low-power processor from Texas Instruments with Bluetooth and a set of four electrodes. Once the device is worn on the head of the player, you need to choose the right place of contact of the electrodes, which will be to stimulate brain activity. At the end of each electrode set a sponge soaked in saline solution that helps to avoid skin burns. In addition it is possible to install additional electrodes which will stimulate other brain regions.


The user can manually adjust the frequency and duration of the discharge through a special application for devices based on iOS, connecting it via Bluetooth (unfortunately, Android-version of the application is not planned, because the platform does not offer the protocols from low-API Bluetooth). Without any prior configuration by the electrodes are supplied power 1mA current level for 5 minutes. That would be enough for most, but the company says the device can be reconfigured to supply current from 0.8 to 2 mA for a period of 5 to 40 minutes.
When you activate a special secure software monitors the resistance between the electrodes and adjusts the required voltage. In addition, the application can automatically gradually increase the voltage supplied to the person at that moment totally felt no discomfort. As is the case with the TCMP, to achieve the result with Foc.us requires only one session of stimulation.


Early studies have shown in practice that the TCMP can help in the treatment of depression and some other disorders of brain activity. However, using the method as stimulating agents to enhance gaming skills was conducted only once, and in the case of using the method for the stimulation of brain activity and improve abilities of soldiers. And skeptics of this method usually are wondering why the device is designed to stimulate the prefrontal cortex of the brain, and not those departments that are responsible for motor function and touch, which directly contributed to reducing the response time of man?


However Foc.us is somewhat different from the few on the market of consumer devices TCMP built conventional enthusiasts. First, Foc.us fully meet all safety standards, and second, it is, as stated on the site, not a medical device and does not require the approval of the Office for the Control of medical Food and Drug Administration.


At the moment, unusual gadget is available in two colors: red and black. The cost of a single copy is $ 249. Deliveries will start in July. Each package contains the device directly to the headset Foc.us, carrying bag, a microUSB cable, and eight interchangeable reusable sponges. In addition, Focus Labs offers customers the opportunity, within 30 days after purchase to return the unit back and get a refund if they are not satisfied with the results of his work.

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