Frequently Asked Questions on Neeuro
What are the SenzeBand and Memorie and how will these help me?
The SenzeBand and Memorie are brain training solutions that work together. Regular use of the SenzeBand and Memorie aims to enhance your cognitive abilities. While you train these skills through the application, the SenzeBand device should be worn concurrently to track the brain effort expended while playing and monitor the progress of your training.
How will Neeuro’s brain training solution be able to help people with deteriorating mental capabilities like Dementia or Alzhiemers’ patients?
Typically, by the time a person visits a doctor for diagnosis, it would have been too late for early intervention. We believe that preventive methods and early detection is of critical importance. While we can’t cure conditions like Dementia or Alzheimer’s, our solution could act as a tool for early detection and to slow down cognitive decline.
How will Neeuro’s brain training solution help children develop their mental capabilities at a faster pace?
Our solution enables children to develop their cognitive functions through fun and engaging methods. As cognitive skills such as focus, memory, decision-making, visual-spatial skills and responsiveness serve as the basis of a child’s mental capabilities, continuous brain training to improve these functions could lead to better academic performance as the child learns skills for a higher attention span and how to respond better to problem solving and language, etc.
How long would I see the results?
The results differ from person to person. The intensity and consistency matters, and whether the games were being played properly is another factor. Typically, at least 15 hours of training is required before improvement can be seen.
How often do I need to play the games to see an improvement?
Based on existing research such as the Nature publication in 2013, we would recommend playing the games for at least 15-20 minutes per day, with at least 15 hours of training before results should be measured.
How do I know that I am/my loved one is improving in a cognitive skill?
Memorie provides progress reports, assessments and analytics that can be tracked over the period the user plays the training games. The user will be tasked to take an assessment at the beginning of the training programme, and that sets a benchmark to compare the results before and after the brain training. Additionally, the daily, weekly and monthly reports of the individual cognitive skills can be viewed to track the incremental progress over time.
Is the SenzeBand safe to use?
The SenzeBand is certified safe to use and non-invasive. For years, brain-sensing technology has been safely used in medical and research institutions to better understand the human brain. The SenzeBand simply measures your brain activity and mental states, with no current or electromagnetic waves being sent into your brain. The Senzeband has been internationally certified with FCC, CE, RoHS and REACH.
Who is this suitable for?
Our solution is suitable for a wide audience, starting from 5 years onwards. However, just as physical exercise won’t guarantee you complete immunity from a heart attack (though we hope it’ll never happen!), we cannot claim that using our solutions can fully cure any mental health issue or spare you completely from cognitive decline.
If you’re hoping to get Neeuro’s SenzeBand and Memorie for someone who already has a cognitive-related ailment or a brain condition, we recommend that you consult your/their doctor first.
What is EEG and how does it work?
Electroencephalogram, or EEG, records the brain’s electrical activity through the electrode sensors that make contact with your skin. This electrical activity is then translated into patterns, called brain waves. You may google online for more information.
Is there any scientific basis for using EEG (electroencephalogram)?
Yes. EEG tests can be done to check brain activity and diagnose problems in the brain or in the nervous system. You may google online for more information.
Will the SenzeBand be able to fit on my forehead?
The SenzeBand can be extended to different sizes. You can adjust it by pulling out the band that goes over your forehead until the reference sensors fit comfortably at the back of your ears. Make sure the electrode sensors are placed at the centre of your forehead. The SenzeBand fits head sizes with a circumference between 20 to 24 inches (51 to 61 cm).
Do I need one SenzeBand for each person in my family, or is this device shareable?
The SenzeBand is shareable, but there will be no individual scores for you to track. Thus, the analytics for that account will not be useful. This is not ideal if you want to track your individual performance accurately. We recommend that you consider adding an extra user login to have more than one person use it. Just leave us a message if you’re interested in getting an extra user login!
What other languages is Memorie available in?
Memorie is currently available in English, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Korean and Japanese.
Can I play the games in multiplayer mode?
Currently, our games are only available in single player mode, but we do encourage playing them together with your friends and family!
Do I need WiFi to play the games on Memorie?
While you can still play the games without any network connection, your data and scores may not be updated until you tap on a network or wifi.
The higher the red line for each graph goes, the more you are paying attention, the more relaxed you are and similarly, the more workload your mind is shouldering (tasks like doing a math problem or trying to interpret what your lecturer just said would require a higher mental workload).
Is there a minimum device requirement?
It can be used by most Apple iOS and Android devices that support BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy).
Mobile phone models such as:
• Apple: iPhone 5 and higher, iOS 8 and above.
• Samsung Tab S3 2017 and higher, running Android OS Lollipop 5.0 and above.
• XiaoMi Mi 2 and above, running Android OS Lollipop 5.0 and above.
Tablet models such as:
• iPad 3rd Gen, 4th Gen, iPad Mini, Mini 2, Mini 3, Air, Air 2 and higher, iOS 8 and higher.
• Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 and Note 10.1 and higher, running Android OS Lollipop 5.0 and above.
• XiaoMi Mi Pad and above, running Android OS Lollipop 5.0 and above.
Where can I download the Memorie application?
The Memorie app can be downloaded from the following links:
Memorie for Tablets
Memorie for Mobiles
Android, Xiaomi App Store or Huawei App Gallery
If you are doing a manual search of the app on the Apple App Store, Google PlayStore, Xiaomi App Store or Huawei App Gallery, key in “Neeuro Memorie” to search for the app.
What’s included in the Neeuro Package?
The following are included in the Neeuro Package:
1 Neeuro SenzeBand
1 Micro-USB charging cable
1 Memorie game Premium Account loaded with access to all games.
How do I read the brain analytics?
In the Analytics section of Memorie, you will find a Know Your Mind section. The most important part of the Know Your Mind feature is its Mental State readings. The readings tell you whether you are relaxed, paying attention, and the amount of mental workload you currently have.
Understanding the graphs in this feature is relatively easy. The white line represents the real-time readings of your attention, relaxation, and mental workload levels. The red line represents the averaged readings. It is recommended to refer to the red line when interpreting your mental states as it represents a smoother version of the white lines and allows for easier.
What are cognitive functions?
Put simply, cognitive functions are the ways in which our brain operates. From sensory perception (your face senses), logic and decision making, all the way to emotional self – regulation.
Why are cognitive functions important?
Cognitive functions are important to how we operate and go about our daily lives. Imagine having to live without any of your five senses, or if you lost your ability to remember the faces of your loved ones. The need for cognitive abilities are amplified when it comes to academic work. For example, working memory and attention is needed for math. Research has shown that children with poor mathematic skills lack good working memory.
What cognitive functions do you focus on?
At this stage, we only provide training games for attention, memory, logic, spatial and cognitive flexibility. There are many other types, for example motor skills, language, anticipation, theory of mind, inhibition and emotional self – regulation.
How will Neeuro’s products help train these cognitive functions?
The concept of brain training has been around for a long time. Neeuro has merely used the scientific concepts and gamified them, making it easier for adult and children alike to be interested in training their brains and to do so consistently. By making it fun, it also makes it a less arduous part of their lives. Furthermore, the SenzeBand (utilizing brainwave sensors) can provide a tangible form of assurance that the user has indeed improved his/her cognitive abilities.
Is this scientifically tested/validated?
Research in this field is on-going and there have been positive results based on certain conditions. Scientific whitepaper and articles can be found on Neeuro’s website at www.neeuro.com.
Training for only a few hours across a wide variety of brain functions like in some studies would probably not have any real-world benefits. Think of it this way; if you’re only going to the gym a couple of times per month and doing undirected exercises, you’re most likely not going to see any improvement. Similarly, brain training has to be targeted and consistently done.