The 3-in-1 Extension Adapter for D/A Converter is now available for order. With this extension adapter, now you are able to connect all the 3 applicators (i.e., OmniMat, OmniPad, OmniSpot) and OmniBrain to the D/A converter simultaneously. The new adapter will require iMRSone 2.0 Omnium1 Tablet to work. However, it can support the use of older D/A converter (black colour version) with the new iMRSone 2.0 tablet.
The objective of this 3-in-1 extension is to allow you to connect all applicators to the D/A converter without the need to swap it for different applicator use. This is best used in a fixed location setting where all applicators are used at the same place. Only 1 selected applicator can be active (together with OmniBrain) at any one point in time.
There is no specific license required for you to use the system, so long you have the latest iMRSone 2.0 Omnium1 tablet system.
Latest Software Update for iMRSone App and OmniBrain App on 2 Feb 2020 – Version 4.1.20011x
1. application timer
You can now program a session to automatically start a session of Fast Start Program or a manually predefined session at a specific time of the day. You can also choose between one-time activation or daily repetition.
2. Pause Function
You are now able to pause an active application anytime during the session and continue it without losing the preselected configuration.
3. Fast Start Programs – OmniBrain
All Fast Start Programs offer now fully synchronized OmniBrain-settings, such as predefined colour as well as predefined frequency range (Organ Clock), no further manual settings needed!
4. Music Playlists
The new update allows you to create playlists out of the list of uploaded titles. They can then be selected from the designated window prior to an application.
5. User profile Notification
If you start an application from the existing User Profile, the selected user Profile will be displayed in the header of the application screen.
If you would like to perform a separate Brain Wave Entrainment session, all Fast Start Programs are available now as well. The user may only select the brightness for individual comfort.
Both apps have been expanded to include the languages “Traditional Chinese” and “Simplified Chinese”.
These updates only apply to the iMRSone 2.0 Omnium1.
OmniBrain adds two additional dimensions of brainwave entrainment to the iMRS one system – the audio and visual sensory entrainment, on top of the Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) entrainment. OmniBrain is an improved version of iSLRS (intelligent Sound Light Relaxation System) that comes with the flag-ship iMRS system as an optional accessory. Key upgraded features of OmniBrain 2.0 includes
A more robust chipset that offers longer lifetime and usage durability
The goggle comes with a bigger surface area with a semi-hardened plate that offers better protection of the internal circuitry from damages. The bigger goggle also allows better coverage of face and filtering of environmental light during use.
Detachable ear bug. This is a long-due design upgrade as ear-bug is one of the most common failures due to usage. In the past, you will need to replace the entire OmniBrain unit if there is a faulty ear-bug. Now you can remove the stock ear bug and use your own’s ear bug, or even over the ear headset for better audio entrainment effect.
Tips on using OmniBrain
OmniBrain can be used independently from other PEMF applicators with the OmniBrain App.
Use with your eyes closed for better effect and protection, while it’s still safe to use with your eyes open. When we close our eyes, the light gets filtered and reflected through our eye-lids, resulting in a wider dispersion of light
Use a comfortable light intensity. The effect of light stimulation may wear off after several minutes into the session. This is normal as our brain is programmed to filter out stimulus (i.e. noise) just like any other type of sensory stimulation. Regardless, the brainwave entrainment effect will still be there. There is no need to tune up the light intensity during the session.
Choosing the correct program
There are 4 programs available when using OmniBrian according to the system’s organ clock program. You can manually choose the appropriate organ clock for the desired effect based on your lifestyle and activities to follow. The choice of the organ clock program is less dependent on the time of the day, but what is relevant to the desired state of mind you wish to achieve. For instance, it’s perfectly fine to run evening or noon program in the early morning – if your objective is to achieve a relaxed state of mind. Nevertheless, when using the OmniBrain together with the OmniMat, you can only choose one program – for both the OmniMat and OmniBrain. So the choice of the organ clock will largely depend on what’s the priority of the application.
Morning Program (Beta Waves) 12-30Hz. These frequencies activate the body and the mind. The higher frequencies within this spectrum are responsible for cognitive functions such as concentration and memory. Use this program when you need focus, attentiveness, or preparing your mental state for any competition or performance related activity, including sports competition.
Noon Program: (Alpha Waves) they range in the spectrum from approx. 8 – 12 HZ. This brain waveform is responsible for being in a relaxed state without losing focus. This is important to “wind down”, reduce stress and pain. It also reduces circulating cortisol levels. The OmniBrain-Alpha-range should be used after a lunch break to activate the parasympathetic system (regeneration, relaxation) and to give your brain a “little break”. 10Hz is also known to be the optimal frequency for creativity. Alpha waves are the desired brainwave spectrum to achieve during meditation. For those who are practicing meditation, this is the program to use.
Evening Program (Theta Waves): frequency spectrum from approx. 4 – 7 HZ. These waves are connected with total relaxation and improvement of senses and creative forces. Theta wave activation is ideal for relaxation after an exhausting work-day. It calms brain activity without getting sleepy. Theta status is a creative status in which thoughts become clearer and are characterized by emotions. Do note that Theta Waves can easily put you to sleep, so if you are planning to stay alert after the session, use NOON program instead. Evening program can be an excellent program to use before sleep, as it will help to wind down the activeness of your mental state and prepare you for good night sleep.
Night Program (Delta Waves): Frequencies up to 4 HZ. These frequencies are responsible for deep sleep and at the same time, increase the stability of individual sleep cycles. When the brain is in Delta state, the consciousness is very receptive. For this reason, Delta frequency is optimal to activate cell regeneration for the entire organism. Use Night program before sleep together with the full-body mat to achieve the best result.
Choose the correct color
Different color is believed to influence our mood and emotion. While most researches for visual entrainment used white light, color can offer another dimension of effect. Technically speaking, different color has a different wavelength, and hence energy and penetration depth. The differences may contribute to activating different aspect of our biological sensors that affect our hormones (i.e. blue light can signal to our pineal glands to release less melatonin that is responsible for sleep-inducing).
Following is the general recommendation and explanation on the choice of color shade in OmniBrain. We recommend using Green shades for a start, before experimenting with other color combination.
Refresh and generate optimism and strengthen the general feeling of well-being. They promote inner calm and relaxation. Green is the color of the lightening of the heart and harmonic growth. Green shades are generally well tolerated by all people, without uncomfortable initial reactions.
Contribute, vitality, decisiveness, and energy. Red shades strengthen the joy of life, feelings of self-worth and promote assertiveness and the power to go after and overcome hindrances. Spiritual development, vitality, bravery, and energy CAUTION: People under stress, anxiety, or already in a bad mood should avoid RED color. If the person has a history of epilepsy or photo-seizure, avoid RED color unless under professional advice.
They are considered to be soothing and harmonizing. Blue symbolizes growth, persistence, and justice. It promotes the balance of energy, communication, and understanding of others. Sympathy, broad thinking and assertiveness Blue shades are also generally well tolerated by all people, without uncomfortable initial reactions. We advise against using blue shades 6 hours before going to bed. Blue light is known to inhibit the release of melatonin, our sleep-inducing hormones. Although the evening/night program may still have an effect over this, we do suggest eliminating any potential negative contributor to sleep quality.
Just how important is the color effect?
In our experience, color plays a relatively minor role in the effect of the overall audio-visual entrainment. Also since most of the time we recommend using the OmniBrain with eyes close, any color effect will largely be diffused directly by our eyelids and, hence how our brain received it. In only certain cases whereby the light color is interpreted directly by other parts of our body – i.e. blue light and pineal gland, the color will have greater influence.
OmniBrain uses binaural as prevailing tones, with a mixed of isochronic tones in the background, depending on the program selected. This offers an excellent effect on hemispherical synchronization (left and right brain). For best audio soundwave stimulation. Use over the ear headset and set volume around 80 dB when using just the audio (tone) entrainment without background music, or use the correct earplug that achieves noise isolation. Find out about loudness reference here: https://www.earq.com/hearing-loss/decibels as a rough guide.
Latest Update 20-Jan-2019 with the actual production unit
iMRS One 2.0, or Omnium1 2.0 is the first major upgrade since its initial release in 2014 with a major redesign of key hardware components and operating platform. The key focus of this upgrade is to make Omnium1 more reliable and practical for home use in the various situation. Omnium1 2.0 is all about MAKING OMNIUM1 BETTER! Following is a detailed review of the latest iMRS system from Swiss Bionic Solutions
New Exciting Features:
User removable battery compartment. This is a very significant improvement as unlike mobile phone or tablets; the Omnium1 system is expected to last for more than three years, upward to even a years or more with proper care and maintenance. With a removable and exchangeable battery, this will help to prolonged the usability period. The other benefit of removable battery feature is it addresses the shipping restriction by many couriers and shipping agencies, as many of them no longer ship electronic components with high-powered lithium batteries. Being able to separate the battery from the tablet easily, now we can have more options for shipping.
New Tablet housing shape (a P shape) that offers better handling and can also serve as a tablet angled stand for better visibility. This is good for on flat surface (i.e. desktop) display. Also, this new design does make the tablet looks more like a professional control unit instead of normal off-the-mill tablets.
Improved 20-pin flat cable with supporting sleeve-edge. The 20-pin flat cable despite its sturdiness in design, it is still one component that is subjected to many twists and pull during usage. The new 20-pin cable has a strengthen sleeve to minimize the pressure at the connecting edge.
New Power Adapter with a more sturdy connection and slightly bigger internal diameter for better connection. The power adapter jack connectivity issue is another one common problem faced with the 1st generation Omnium1, and this is definitely a timely improvement.
New material for applicators (OmniMat, OmniPad and OmniSpot). While the new applicators were made available since late-2018 (read post here), this is made official as part of new Omnium1 2.0 package.
Casing Material for the new D/A converter is housed with additional aluminium cuff, which serves as a perfect layer for heat absorption and dissipation. What this means is it will minimizing overheating of D/A converter that requires a cool-down period between intensive sessions.
The new battery (18650 lithium batteries) is the similar grade as those used in Tesla electric cars. Lithium batteries and technology is always the Achilles heel of modern portable technologies, and the company has spent a considerable amount of resources and researches in bettering the battery technology for the Omnium1 system.
The system now runs on Android 8.1 Oreo operating platform, up from the earlier Android 4.4.4 KitKat version. This is a significant jump, but may not means a lot if your primary usage is the Omnium1 Apps. Regardless this is still an important update as there are many new Android applications no longer support version 4 and below.
Less is better. Omnium1 2.0 removes Android Play Store to prevent users from downloading and installing unnecessary applications. This is a smart move as we would prefer the user to keep the tablet purely for the use of iMRS applications. Android platform is handy for Over-the-Air (OTA) upgrades. Of course savvy users are still able to manually install the downloaded application via .apk installation – however, we don’t see any value in doing so.
The latest Omnium1’s applicators are now covered with the bio-compatible PolyVinyl Chloride (PVC) material that is used in the flagship iMRS system, as compared to the PU leather used in the earlier version. The material is much more durable in all climate conditions, especially in the hot and humid climates. The material also shares the medical certificate used in iMRS, though Omnium1 is not a certified medical system. This is to ensure the Vinyl material is bio-compatible and bio-tested to the required medical requirements.
A typical neuron only takes 1 millisecond to respond to a stimulus, but when millions of neurons discharge in unison, they produce “sweeping” electrical charges. These charges create a rhythm called “brainwave”. Brainwave Entrainment (BWE) refers to the brain‘s electrical response to rhythmic sensory stimulation, such as pulses of sound or light. This can be achieved via several mechanics. Audio-Visual Entrainment such as OmniBrain is one way to achieve such purpose.
When the brain is given a stimulus, through the ears, eyes or other senses, it emits an electrical charge in response, called a Cortical Evoked Response (shown below). These electrical responses travel throughout the brain to become what you “see and hear.” This activity can be measured using sensitive electrodes attached to the scalp.
Audio-Visual Entrainment (AVE) is one of the most popular Brainwave Entrainment systems that leverages on audio and light stimulation. Omnium1’s OmniBrain is an advance AVE system that is designed based on brainwave entrainment principle. It provides music, tone and light (color) therapy with highly customizable color options and music selection. It can also be operated as a standalone system with the Omnium1 controller, without the PEMF applicators.
Download the complete introduction to Brainwave Entrainment paper now by Swiss Bionic Solution to learn more about the brainwave entrainment history and application.