alternative electrodes, to avoid paste allergy ? [resolved]
I’m so happy to find this amazing forum. I’ve recently discovered neurofeedback as I was looking for a resource to help my sister and dad, who both have intense mental health challenges. But as we’ve explored this, I’m realizing that for me and for others in my family, it’s such an amazing form of self development and support! Really a gift.
For my dad and sisters immediate support, we rented a home system called Neuroptimal. Though we are really interested in other forms of neurofeedback, this seemed like a good intro. But unfortunately with the system, unfortunately we’ve had a problem where the paste used for the electrodes, give my mother a local allergic reaction. We asked the trainer who rented us the system, and he said that it’s impossible to either use a different paste or change electrodes or anything else. But I wonder if perhaps he might just not be so knowledgeable about hardware and creative approaches to this.
I wonder if anyone here might have any advice? Is it possible to just switch the electrodes, like to plug in different wires into the amplifier? Or any thoughts on electrodes that might be less allergenic – like electrodes that might not need the paste? The locations for the Neuroptimal system are three sensors on the ears, and two sensors on the side of the head.
I’m really excited to hear all of your thoughts! This is such an amazing journey, with neurofeedback. My dad and sister are somewhat incapacitated these days, but they were a computer programmer and a electrical engineer in the past. I love the idea of us getting to experiment with how technology can support the brain.
Thank you all for your thoughts!