Recognizing the energetic aspect of the body is vital for managing wellness. Brainwave technology guides us toward a new paradigm for understanding the full dimensionality of being human, which moves healthcare a step forward in personalized treatment. Featured here are new applications, technologies, and practices that stimulate body energy, opening channels of knowledge yet to be explored.
Former assistant professor of digital media and web design, Paras Kaul has worked with brainwave technology since 1992 when she teamed up with Masahiro Kahata and began working with IBVA (Interactive Brainwave Visual Analyzer). Kahata created IBVA, a hardware and software system that is brainwave interactive with audio and visuals. Since that time, Kaul has forseen the development of applications using the system for learning and healing. She has introduced IBVA with brainwave interactive multimedia at national and international technology conferences. In 2011, she began working with Francesco Garripoli who produced the WujiBrainwave application for iPads and computers—intended to assist learning, personal development, and mindfulness training.
Also as the Neurofeedback Curator for the OnAir network, Kaul reaches out to researchers, developers, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists to learn about or fund brainwave products that would be useful for wellness and rehabilitation. Participants in the Brainwave Wellness Hub are involved with wellness and brainwave interface development.
Wikipedia explains rehabilitation engineering as the systematic application of engineering sciences to design, develop, adapt, test, evaluate, apply, and distribute technological solutions to problems confronted by individuals with disabilities. Functional areas addressed through rehabilitation engineering may include mobility, communications, hearing, vision, and cognition, and activities associated with employment, independent living, education, and integration into the community.