The DAVID SMART provides a unique fusion of audio-visual entrainment, also known as brainwave entrainment. Our sessions have been thoroughly tested and are designed based on the most current research findings to ensure you the most effective results. The sessions on the SMART are designed to improve academic performance, reduce stress, boost mood, and improve concentration and memory in college students. The SMART sessions also include our proprietary randomization process, which helps encourage dissociation and brain frequency tracking to the stimulus.The SMART features five distinct categories of sessions: Energize, Meditate, Brain Brightener, Sleep and Mood Booster, with two selections for each category.
The SMART also features night-view ability, which allows the user to see the session select buttons in the dark at bedtime or at night.
To ensure safe, gentle and effective audio-visual entrainment, the DAVID SMART offers the following:
HEART RATE VARIABILITY (HRV):
For the first time ever, a system exists where meditative breathing may be paced along with an audio-visual entrainment (AVE) session. Long, graceful breathing cycles have been used as part of meditation. Scientifically, this technique has been analyzed and shown to settle down a stressed autonomic nervous system. Both sympathetic (flight-or-fight) activity and para-sympathetic (the brain’s efforts to compensate) activity settle down dramatically using HRV techniques.
The heart speeds up with every breath in and slows down with every breath out. This swing in heart rate is HRV. A typical heart beat swing is in the order of about 15 beats per minute (bpm). When people get stressed, the heart typically clamps to sometimes as low as five bpm HRV at times intermixed with sharp spikes in heart rate. This is all abnormal activity and is rough on the heart.
The HRV technique used clinically is based on a 10-second breathing cycle (six breaths/minute, by inhaling slowly for five seconds and exhaling slowly for five seconds in an easy, relaxed breath). When using HRV paced breathing, listen to the heartbeat generated by the DAVID SMARTTM through the headphones. Inhale for two heartbeats and exhale for two heartbeats (not your own heartbeats!). Most sessions begin at seven breathing cycles/minute (28 heartbeats/min) and slow to six breaths /minute (24 heartbeats/min). This allows the user to breathe a little faster at the onset of a session until he/she has had time to relax.