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We developed the solution for a stressful lifestyle.

Modern life moves by faster than ever. 

At the same time, it’s all about getting better, bigger and more productive. And yet sometimes it is just so hard to channel your thoughts. Remember when you had an exam the next day, but you just couldn't focus on studying? Or when you went to sleep so tired but you couldn't fall asleep? Or when you last felt under too much pressure to concentrate and get any work done? It is like you could not take control of yourself.

Now imagine you can rewire your brain to connect a situation to the mental state that best suits it, which you yourself choose.

Neuroscience breakthrough

We believe that wearable neuroscience is the next big thing. 

ELF Emmit is one such product that will help in myriad ways. We believe that we have built a product upon which neuroscience researchers worldwide can build and develop improvements to add further solutions. In the very near future, neuro-med-tech wearables will become the accepted standard to help with stress, anxiety, lack of concentration and more.

What problems does ELF Emmit solve?

Our functionality and state of mind depend on human emotions, such as anger, happiness, fear, love and sadness. Our brains and bodies run at different speeds, depending on what we are doing: while we sleep, the frequency is low, as it is when we are relaxed. When concentrating, or when prepping for study or creative thinking, this frequency is higher. Problems arise when, because of upper impact interferences, your brain frequency is not aligned with what you are trying to do or to achieve. We have all experienced how fear and stress inhibit you from thinking clearly and concentrating.

Don’t forget what happens to our concentration when we are in love! We may feel great, but we’re in big trouble if we have to concentrate on something other than the object of our affections.

Technology created with empathy and deep understanding

Unfortunately, we are not all yoga gurus, able to balance ourselves through meditation, wherever we find ourselves.

Elf Emmit offers a digital alternative—one that will not make you look weird. Now you are able rewire your mind and body, to connect a situation to the mental state that best suits it, by choosing your preferred state of mind yourself. ELF Emmit is a digital metronome which you control, choosing your preferred state of mind and allowing the device to suggest how your mind and body should behave, as well as the rhythm at which they operate in tandem. 

ELF Emmit helps to:

  • Calm you down and soothe you into a deep sleep.
  • Learn and concentrate, while feeling stressed.
  • Improve the quality of your sleep.
  • Stay awake when feeling tired.
  • Relax after a hard day.

 How will ELF Emmit do all this?

Elf Emmit draws upon the medical knowledge of the frequencies at which our brain works in different states of mind and encourages them to function at those exact frequencies. This can be accomplished regardless of the fact that the brain frequency may not be aligned with what we are trying to achieve. It is a scientific fact that, in sleep and deep relaxation, our brains function from 1 to 5 Hz (beats) per second, while at high concentration they spike up to 30 Hz per second.

Brain waves are measured in cycles per second (Hz). The lower the number of Hz, the slower the brain activity, and vice versa.

But wouldn’t it be great if we could shift our brain activity to match what we are doing? Now we can, with ELF Emmit. ELF Emmit produces frequencies of up to 19 Hz, and has a soothing effect on the mind and body. It is similar to music—you might consider it a sort of music that you cannot hear.

ELF Emmit is all natural, nothing atypical or unknown to our mind and body.

For generating electro-magnet pulses in our ELF Emmit headband, we use energy from your smartphone or tablet, with the same power that goes to headphones when we listen to the music. So if you feel comfortable and safe using headphones, you’ll be fine using ELF Emmit.

We made cutting edge neuroscience convenient for daily usage.

The essence of our product is the incredible implementation of pulsed electro-magnetic stimulation in wearable med-tech gadgetry which allows us the imitation of natural rhythmic stimulus, converted into pure electromagnetic pulses.

PEMS technology is not our invention, but we have harnessed it in this unique, wearable med-tech device. Research into PEMS has been conducted since the late 50’s by American, Japanese, Indian and Chinese scientists and researchers. PEMS machines exist, but they are expensive and not customized for wide consumer use. It is akin to caressing our brains.

ELF Emmit is not a device with an ON/OFF switch, but rather more of a personal assistant which we can use as an external source to coax our minds to work as we would like them to. When this happens, the brain responds by synchronizing its own electric cycles to the rhythm that ELF Emmit produces.

How does the brain and ELF Emmit work together?

External stimuli (sound, light, electricity, touch) are all converted into electromagnetic impulses that are “read” by the body.

The brain reacts to every color, voice, sound, loved one, dissatisfaction. In fact, each of these external stimuli leads to a sense of rippling in the brain. In the past, people used an extremely low frequency to achieve altered states of consciousness. Meditation along with the rhythmic sound of drums, gong therapy, steady flashing lights all transport you into a state of thoughtfulness and transcendence. Even the sound of rolling wheels when riding a train can put us to sleep. Different rhythms of music, a ticking clock, they all have their effects on us. The brain always adapts to the external frequency. We are now able to call on a little help from ELF Emmit.

When the brain is presented with a rhythmic stimulus, such as a drum beat, for example, the rhythm is reproduced in the brain in the form of these electrical impulses. If the rhythm becomes fast and consistent enough, it can start to resemble the natural internal rhythms of the brain, called brainwaves. When this happens, the brain responds by synchronizing its own electric cycles to the same rhythm.

This is commonly called the Frequency Following Response (or FFR) and that is what we are trying to digitalize, using electro-magnetic pulsed stimulation (PEMS).

In the past, people used extremely low frequencies to achieve altered states of consciousness (that’s what ELF stands for—Extremely Low Frequency). Meditation along with the rhythmic sound of drums, gong therapy, steady flashing lights all transport you into a state of thoughtfulness and transcendence. Even the sound of rolling wheels when riding a train can put us to sleep. Different rhythms of music, a ticking clock, they all have their effects on us. The brain adapts to these external frequency.

We are now able to do this on-command, with a little help from ELF emmit. 

What area of brain does ELF Emmit effect?

The cerebellum is a region that plays an important role in motor control, and is also involved in cognitive functions, such as attention and language, and in regulating fear and pleasure responses, though its movement-related functions are the most solidly-established. The cerebellum is the link between our brains and our hearts, influencing the rhythm of the performance of both organs – their frequencies, depending on the situation we are in. 

This is where our mind tells our body: slow down, there is no danger, calm down...or hurry up, we need to be concentrated! Brain frequencies are produced by masses of neurons communicating with each other, changing according to what we are doing or feeling. Different brain frequencies result in different states of mind. 

Now we know what is pushing the frequency of our brains and our heart beats up and down. 

FURTHER READING: 

Frequency Following Response Study, F. HOLMES ATWATER, The Monroe Institute, http://www.monroeinstitute.org 

Persistent rhythmic auditory stimuli neurologically manifest as a cortical frequency- following response (Oster 1973; Smith et al. 1975; Marsh et al. 1975; Smith et al. 1978; Hink et al. 1980). Both Oster (1973) and Hink et al. (1980) have demonstrated a frequency-following response (FFR) to binaural beating with an evoked-potential EEG protocol in the context of hearing-acuity research. Please read more here.

Frequency following response

The frequency following response (FFR), also referred to as frequency following potential (FFP) or envelope following response (EFR), is an evoked potential generated by periodic or nearly-periodic auditory stimuli. Part of the auditory brainstem response (ABR), the FFR reflects sustained neural activity integrated over a population of neural elements: "the brainstem response...can be divided into transient and sustained portions, namely the onset response and the frequency-following response (FFR)". It is often phase-locked to the individual cycles of the stimulus waveform and/or the envelope of the periodic stimuli. It has not been well studied with respect to its clinical utility, although it can be used as part of a test battery for helping to diagnose auditory neuropathy. This may be in conjunction with, or as a replacement for, otoacoustic emissions. Please read more here. 

Brainwave entrainment

Brainwave entrainment, or 'neural entrainment', refers to the capacity of the brain to naturally synchronize its brainwave frequencies with the rhythm of periodic external stimuli, most commonly auditory, visual, or tactile. Brainwave entrainment technologies are used to induce various brain states, such as relaxation or sleep, by creating stimuli that occur at regular, periodic intervals to mimic electrical cycles of the brain during the desired states, thereby "training" the brain to consciously alter states. Recurrent acoustic frequencies, flickering lights, or tactile vibrations are the most common examples of stimuli applied to generate different sensory responses. Please read more here.

Web page from competition  Neuro programer 3 - What is Brainwave Entrainment?

 
Brainwave Entrainment (pronounced: "ehn - TRAIN - mint") refers to the brain's electrical response to rhythmic sensory stimulation, such as pulses of sound or light. 
When the brain is given a stimulus, through the ears, eyes or other senses, it emits an electrical charge in response, called a Cortical Evoked Response (shown below). These electrical responses travel throughout the brain to become what you "see and hear." This activity can be measured using sensitive electrodes attached to the scalp. Please read more
 here.