Which Device Should I Get?

By Nancy Siever

DAVID Delight, DAVID Delight Plus, DAVID Delight Pro, DAVID ALERT, DAVID ALERT Pro, Oasis Pro devices manufactured by Mind Alive Inc.
Congratulations! You’ve decided to purchase a Mind Alive device! Now for the fun of choosing the one that will best serve your needs. It may seem overwhelming given there are six different devices. For a quick description on the differences, watch this video. But not to worry, selecting can be quite simple. First let’s break down the different stimulation technologies:


Audio-Visual Entrainment (AVE) – flashing lights and pulsing tones to guide you into different brainwave states

Cranio-Electro Stimulation (CES) – tiny electrical impulses to the brain stem to help with endorphin production

Transcranial DC Stimulation (tDCS) – DC stimulation to enhance or inhibit brain activity

Devices that offer AVE only:

Delight

Delight Plus

ALERT

Devices that offer CES only:

OASIS Pro

Devices that offer tDCS:

OASIS Pro – as an add-on purchase

Devices that offer both AVE and CES:

Delight Pro

ALERT Pro

Another consideration for your choice of device will be the number and application of sessions you want.


AVE ONLY


DAVID Delight





The Delight has 2 sessions in each of these 5 categories:

Energize

Meditate

Brain Booster

Sleep

Feeling Better

There is also a Sound Sync session for each category. Using the sound/audio you play through the audio patch cord supplied, the frequency of the session will be randomized using the target frequencies: Energize - 20 Hz, Meditate - 7.8 Hz, Brain Booster - Left Stim 14 Hz, Right Stim 20 Hz, Sleep - 6.5 Hz, Feeling Better - Left Stim 10 Hz, Right Stim 19.5 Hz. The Sound Sync sessions are particularly useful for relaxation and lucid dreaming.

There are descriptions of each session in the operator’s manuals to help you decide which session to use. There is also an AVE User Guide that explains how AVE works and includes a symptom survey to help you select a session.

The Delight is our lowest cost, easy-to-use device for people who want simplicity and large, raised buttons (great for seniors).

To see the description of the sessions on the Delight, see page 8 of the Delight Operator’s manual. Link to session frequencies.

DAVID Delight explainer video

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DAVID Delight Plus



The DAVID Delight Plus has five sessions in each of the five categories as well as three gamma sessions (40 Hz), for a total of 28 sessions. There are also two blank slots for user-designed sessions (using our DAVID Session Editor which is available for extra purchase). The Delight Plus also has five sound sync sessions.

The extra sessions in the Delight Plus are particularly effective for people with more complex issues such as fibromyalgia and sleep disorders.

DAVID Delight Plus explainer video link

To see the descriptions of the sessions on the Delight Plus see page 10 of the Delight Plus Operator’s manual.

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DAVID ALERT



The ALERT was designed to manage ADHD and other learning disorders. 

The ALERT has five categories of sessions:

Relaxation

Left Hemisphere

Right Hemisphere

Whole brain

Extra Sessions

The ALERT comes with a User Guide and symptom survey to help determine which sessions to use. Using this symptom survey makes the ALERT more “prescriptive,” whereas selecting sessions with the Delight is determined based on the session descriptions in the manual. The sessions on the ALERT are set up in groups for different hemispheres of the brain to settle hyperactivity, promote relaxation, and improve mood, and logical thinking.

To see the ALERT sessions, see page 11 of the ALERT Operator’s Manual.

The ALERT sessions are the result of 20 years of combined expertise and research by Michael Joyce of Personal Resource Strategies and David Siever of Mind Alive Inc. Michael Joyce has completed two studies using the DAVID systems to manage ADD/ADHD. His first study (published in the Journal of Neurotherapy) involved 30 primary school children from two schools and his second study (completed while he was Director of Neurotechnology at A Chance to Grow in Minneapolis) included 204 children from seven schools.

Both studies showed that ADD behaviours were reduced significantly and reading improved with AVE. The studies used our unique patented field stimulation technique to generate a different frequency in each hemisphere of the brain. The ALERT sessions stimulate or calm the left, right, or both hemispheres depending on the symptoms.

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AVE & CES IN ONE


DAVID Delight Pro



The DAVID Delight Pro has the same AVE sessions as the Delight Plus but it also has CES. The frequency of the CES sessions sync to the same frequency as the AVE sessions or you can select 100 Hz frequency. 100 Hz CES produces
more serotonin than other frequencies, boosting relaxation, and helping to improve anxiety and sleep. You can use AVE by itself, CES by itself, or both together. This device is great for clinicians as it offers the most choices to use with clients or patients. People have reported to us that they feel they receive an enhanced benefit when using both AVE and CES together. Here is another blog post about using the Delight Pro to improve your life.

DAVID Delight Pro explainer video link

Link to operator manual

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DAVID ALERT Pro



The ALERT Pro has the same AVE sessions as the ALERT, but adds the option of using CES along with your session.

Operator's Manual link
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Eyeset Choice

Now all you have left to do is to make your choice about your eyeset. All of our AVE devices come with our standard white TruVu Omniscreen eyeset. If you want to upgrade your eyeset you have the following options:

Multi-color Eyeset

We recommend the multi-color eyeset as it provides the option of selecting different colors for your session (different color for either visual field). For example, sleep is very important for mental well-being and a blue-green blend with blue on the left and green on the right has proven effective for onset of sleep and deeper sleep.

Operator's Manual

Explainer video link

Viewhole Eyeset

Our viewhole eyeset allow the user to see out with eyes open and can be used with select sessions to help with reading comprehension.

Operator's Manual

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CES ONLY


Oasis Pro




The OASIS Pro offers CES only. The OASIS Pro is the only Mind Alive product that can operate tDCS (kit and sessions available for an extra cost). The OASIS Pro has 10 sessions (including 2 gamma) and each session can be 20 minutes, 45 minutes, or 3 hours:

MET

Sub Delta

Delta

Theta

Alpha

SMR

Beta

100 Hz

Gamma (20 minutes)

Gamma (3 hour)

Oasis Pro Explainer video link

To see the description of the sessions on the OASIS Pro, see page 9 of the OASIS Pro Operator’s manual.

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More Resources To Help With Your Decision

We also have a comparison chart so that you can easily compare all the devices Mind Alive Inc - Comparison Chart. We have a solution page for certain conditions that we have researched so that you can look at the science behind how AVE helps manage those symptoms Mind Alive Inc - Solutions.

If you want to do a deeper dive into the world of AVE you can watch a video that Dave Siever, CEO of Mind Alive, has presented on AVE technology and research Mind Alive Inc - Webinars.

Other Technologies/Accessories You Might Want To Consider:

SPECTRUM

The Spectrum eyeset is a stand-alone device that you can use with both of our Windows-10 based PC apps, DAVID Breathe and DAVID Live, along with your own stereo headphone for Audio-Visual Entrainment.

   DAVID Breathe


     DAVID Live

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MET

Mind Alive Inc - Microcurrent Electro Therapy (MET)

MET Kit

MET Probe Kit

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tDCS

Mind Alive Inc - Transcranial DC Stimulation (tDCS)

tDCS kit – available only on the OASIS Pro. There are 6 tDCS sessions.

We hope this blog helped in your decision about which device to purchase and that you enjoy your AVE/CES journey to better well-being. And as Dave Siever, CEO of Mind Alive Inc., would say “keep dancing in your dendrites”!

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