Everyone is familiar with it. Pressure of time, stress and constant overstimulation define our everyday life. With this app remood everyone can escape it for a few minutes.
By plunging yourself in your own world of sound and colours, you can relax, stimulate creativity and strengthen the concentration. remood is an app that addresses emotions and senses based on the scientific knowledge of brainwave research, colour and tone psychology in combination with the current technology “Virtual Reality”.
For using this app, only headphones and
a holder for smartphone (for ex. Google-Cardboard) which enables stereoscopic view are required. In contrast to classical mental systems, remood is the first mobile mind machine that requires no expensive hardware and thus offers a unique VR experience.
remood does not replace any therapeutic treatment. People with tendency to epilepsy should not use this app, as corresponding seizures can be triggered.
In active VR mode, Animated Visuals or Flashing Lights can be chosen. When the VR mode is inactive, the user enters into an absolute sound session.
The VR mode enables a stereoscopic view that creates an impression of depth and offers a 360° panoramic view with which immersion in the virtual world is made possible. In order to create the complete experience, a smartphone holder(for ex. Google-Cardboard) is needed.
The animated visuals mode follows the innovative approach of the app. Isochrone tones, light pulses and additional animations in the room complete the user experience. With relaxed movements and forms in the room, thoughts can come and go or can be focused upon.
A classical mind machine consists of a headphone, a control device and special glasses which are equipped with LEDs as a source of light. The flashing lights mode comes very close to the functioning of a classical mind machine. Light pulses similar to strob flashes are played with equally pulsed isochronous tones. The eyes can remain closed during the process. Depending on the frequency played, the mental state can be influenced.
Needless to say that the sessions can also be played without visual stimulation and can be used for going to sleep or during the work.
A brain has approximately 86 billion neurons, which are distributed in fine branches. Depending on the state, the neurons are inhibiting or active in different areas of the brain. For example, if the
body is under stress, neurons fire the signals without any restrictions.
Whereas, in the sleeping state, a neuron sends only few signals per second. This interplay results in overall activity which in turn produces a special wave pattern.
The wave pattern can be shown by an electroencephalogram (EEG). The resulting vibrations can be classified into delta, theta, alpha, beta and gamma waves. Depending on frequency range, the body is in certain mental, emotional and cognitive states. These can be influenced by Brainwave Entrainment, a form of brain stimulation. If acoustic, visual or electric stimuli are supplied to the human brain from outside, it can synchronize with the outside frequency ranges.
Frequency bands of the brain
There are in total 5 measurable frequency bands. These range from delta with 0,5 –
3 Hz, via theta, alpha, beta upto gamma with 38 – 42 Hz, where the first and last band is hardly implementable in mental programming. For this reason, remood offers three sessions with the following frequency bands:
light sleep, deep relaxation, REM-phase/dreams, meditation, active subconsiousness, hypnosis, daydreams
awake but relaxed, passive, creative, slightly meditative, hypnosis, day dreams, bridge between consciousness and subconsiousness, super learning
wide awake and attentive, concentrated, normal frequency band throughout the day, fully conscious.
Isochronous tones belong to the group of neurobeats and can positively influence the brainwave patterns. They consist of fast successively pulsed signals in a uniform interval and thus have a constant frequency. These frequencies can be accordingly attuned to the brain and provide an opportunity of acoustic stimulation.