The Peak Achievement Trainer® Hardware and Software
A professional system simple enough for the home user
Using the Peak Achievement Trainer® can produce rapid, long-lasting
improvements in your concentration, learning, visualization, and mood by
teaching you to better focus your attention, regulate your use of mental
energy, and frequently recharge your brain.
It usually takes only
2 minutes to learn how to control the display and sound!
PEAK = Performance Enhancement for Action and Knowledge
Achievement Trainer is a complete product, including everything that you
need to get started except the PC and the camera. It differs from other
neurofeedback systems, which take a lot of time to configure and learn to
use. The Trainer is the only neurovideofeedback™ system available that is very user-friendly, portable, and understandable.
This system is specifically designed so anyone can learn how to use it
and get 'on track' for strengthening their brain in about 3 minutes. It
is designed for individual use by the general public, or for professional
use by trainers, therapists, coaches, sport psychologists, and
This complete, easy to use
training package includes everything you need--except the PC and
Windows--to do neurovideofeedback™ . The centerpiece is a wireless
brainwave analyzer that transmits the information to a receiver that
attaches to your personal computer. In addition to the single channel
Peak Achievement Trainer®, there is a two channel deluxe version,
primarily for research use. In addition, the Trainer includes:
- Your choice of Sensor system
- A battery charger
- The BioExplorer based software system and copy protection HASP
- Our exclusive protocols
- A detailed (122 page) training Manual and Workbook
- A Quick Guide to Performing Peak Achievement Sessions
- 4 oz. of saline in a dropper bottle
- 1 year of Support and Program Updates
- 1 hour of program consultation
The wireless hardware is
the heart of a very complete system.
NEW: Now includes instructions on finding and recording your
Optimal Performance State
It is much simpler to use than
neurofeedback or brainwave (EEG) biofeedback instruments, and far more
accurate. So simple, in fact, that you can slip on the patented
SensorPhonesTM, SensorBandTM, or SensorVisorTM in less than 30 seconds,
and so accurate that you understand that the video and sounds reflect your
Focus and Alertness within the first three minutes that you try each type
of feedback. No other system even comes close! Most systems take several
sessions under the guidance of a professional to teach the kind of control
that you can achieve in just a few minutes with our patented protocols.
You don't have to go through the time consuming and worrisome hassle of
figuring out how to create and use neurofeedback designs and displays.
You will save so much valuable time that any price difference pales in
As the pictures show, each of these can hold the lightweight
Transmitter--just two ounces with the battery--or you can wear the
Transmitter as a pendant. You can move around within the range of
wireless transmission, which varies from 12 feet to over 50 feet with our
enhanced antenna system, depending on the configuration. The SensorPhones
deliver high quality audio through wired Jensen headphones. Sony
headphones with wireless audio are available as a special order.
Connections to the head are
easy and quick. Our user-replaceable Sensors use salt water to connect and don't require messy electrode paste. Just
wet the Sensors, place the Peak Achievement Trainer on the head and you
are ready to enhance your capacity for learning and performance and reduce
your stress level.
SensorPhonesTM are headphones with our new user-replaceable wet sponge
electrodes that will help you train discreetly in busier environments.
One Sensor per channel is located on a flexible extender which allows a
large range of placement on the scalp. The basic SensorPhonesTM with
wired audio are also shown at the top of the page.
The SensorBandTM is a headband with a Velcro
closure at the rear. Sensor locations are fixed for optimum Peak
Achievement Training®, yet they are adjustable for head size.
The SensorVisorTM is an open-topped golf visor with a Velcro closure at
the rear. Sensor locations are fixed for optimum Peak Achievement
Training®, yet they are adjustable for head size. It is too big for small
children. The standard version is shown above. This is the Invisible
version with all the electronics mounted in the visor, so that they can't
be seen from the front. It is slightly less comfortable, but very
We have recently released new software featuring neurovideofeedback™
--the Peak Achievement Trainer® VR (Video Recording)
system, which is also part of our XR (Extended Range) system.
for a full description.
This highly accurate software analyzes
your brainwaves and shows you when you are focusing and when you are not
by changing the sounds from the computer and several displays on the
screen. You focus tightly on a moving line on the computer screen, which
responds by moving higher. The pitch of the flute sound shifts higher as
you focus on any sight, sound, image, or part of the body. Almost every
user can understand and control this feedback within about three minutes.
The FocusedAlert Protocol screen shows how it changes over time, going
from right (present) to left (past). There are several cycles of Focus
(yellow) and Alertness (orange), punctuated by microbreaks. The grey at
the bottom indicates that there was very little muscle tension during the
More recent discoveries led to the development of the
FocusedAlert and Neureka!
Protocols. The FocusedAlert Protocols add the dimension of Alertness
to the Focus measurement. It takes a lot of mental energy to keep this
degree of alertness or arousal going. The Peak Achievement Trainer® can
be used to enhance your mental energy capacity and also to decrease your
utilization so that you have greater energy reserves. We have recently
developed methods to train for an Optimal Alertness Range.
Alertness dimension is also easy to understand and control, usually taking
less than three minutes. The Peak Achievement Trainer's® new FocusedAlert
Program allows you to monitor and train concentration and alertness as
separate dimensions of attention--separately or simultaneously. With the
same, simple Sensor hook-up, you can observe and reinforce measures that
respond to both single-pointed focus and "on-the-edge" high Alertness,
that extra arousal which occurs right before you hit the ball.
optimal approach to optimizing performance is to analyze and improve it on
a moment to moment basis. With the FocusedAlert Program, you can now have
the precision necessary to actually see the user's concentration and
alertness separately at every moment during the performance of a work,
study, or athletic activity, as well as to train the underlying skills.
We have also found that it is possible to train the user by providing
feedback during their visualization of a performance, thereby eliminating
problems produced by movement artifacts.
In contrast, the Neureka! dimension, which produced some rather
remarkable improvements in focusing in a small group of college coeds,
is not quite as easily mastered. it is related to the experience of very
actively attending to new and important information--mastering new
discoveries--and the enhanced memory that follows.
performance-enhancing designs are all implemented in a superb new
Windows-based data acquisition and feedback program which also supports
video capture and neurovideofeedback™ . You can control a DVD, CD, or
animation with your Focus, Alertness, or both. When you enter an optimal
Zone, the display you choose plays. Lose your Focus or Alertness, and it
stands still. Within the Zone, the image gets bigger as you Focus and
brighter with more Alertness. The fully functional object-oriented
program allows you to make billions of different neurofeedback designs and
to connect with a wide variety of other devices.
The package also
includes a data review program which allows you to see the entire session
at a glance, zoom in on a particular portion of the session, print out
results and export data to other programs.
The Instructional Materials
There is a very detailed Manual for
installing and operating the VR/XR software and the training protocols.
We are currently revising the later part of the Manual, which referred to
the old software, and expect to create a new Workbook by late May and send
it to all purchasers. Two of the nine lessons in the manual/workbook train
you how to take a microbreak that rests and recharges the brain, using two
audio tracks that are included in our installation CD. To train you even
more completely, we have recorded a web seminar.
Individuals can learn calm concentration for clearer
thinking and better decision making. Users can quickly improve their
ability to visualize that perfect performance, whether job, school, or
sports related. The Trainer may relieve the discomfort and tension of
competition and better their odds at excelling or winning. You may be
able to help yourself to get to, and stay in, "The
Zone", for peak performance and learn how to enhance your "Iceberg
Profile", which measures moods associated with winning. It may also help
to improve strength and fitness training by enhancing your focus as you
Types of Training
There are twelve different and complementary
types of training which are possible using the Peak Achievement Trainer®:
- Strengthening the ability of the Brain's Executive Attention Network
to momentarily focus attention.
- Strengthening the ability of the midbrain to momentarily intensify
- Strengthening the ability of the Executive Attention Network to
sustain focused attention.
- Strengthening the ability of the midbrain to sustain
- Simultaneously increasing Focus and Alertness to meet a heavy
- Keeping Focus up while lowering Alertness/Arousal to decrease
- Focusing attention on parts of the body that the coach wishes to
- Train the user to take brief, relaxing microbreaks which recharge
- Find the best possible degree of alertness/arousal to perform
particular activities optimally.
- Perform arbitrary sequences of concentration, alertness, and
- Discover and enhance performance of the sequences that are optimal
for particular activities.
- Perform these sequences despite distractions such as self-talk and
A completely configured laptop system is
available by special order.
Single-Channel Peak Achievement
Trainer®. Our standard model is fully equipped for portable peak
performance training, with everything that is necessary for the lessons in
our manual/workbook. It is available with either the SensorPhones,
SensorBand, or SensorVisor. Additional Sensor systems can be purchased as
accessories. Everything plugs together with a convenient RJ-45 connector.
Two-Channel Peak Achievement Trainer®. For those who wish an
additional EEG channel to perform research beyond our standard protocols.
It comes standard with two channel SensorPhones. Single channel
SensorBands and SensorVisors are available as accessories.
Neureka! Protocols will be available as an add-on when you purchase the
Trainer or later by e-mail.
Replacement Sensors are available in
orders of 15 or more to replace those which become soiled.
information, call us at 212-222-5665 or 212-222-5667(Fax) or fill out the Information
NEWS, FEATURES & STUDIES
recent study shows that teens were able to achieve higher levels of focus
while using the Peak Achievement Trainer.
featuring Neurovideofeedback™--monitoring both the body and the
the study that shows proof that you can achieve positive
emotions through this Trainer.
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Now measuring & training the Three
Principal Dimensions of Mental Processing: Focus, Alertness, and
Peak Performance Center at a Fortune 500 Company doubled their
executives' focus time & realized outstanding benefits.