Texas Patent of the Month – January 2023

Blue Goji LLC, a company dedicated to revolutionizing the health and wellness industry, has developed a new system for rehabilitative and therapeutic neurological treatment using computer games and virtual environments. By combining the entertaining nature of games with the health benefits of exercise, the system enhances brainwave entrainment.

Research shows that continued neurological stimulation throughout all stages of life, including physical activity, social connection, and frequent cognitive challenge, helps prevent early cognitive decline and onset of neurological disorders, including dementia. Light and sound-based gamma entrainment has been shown to cause physical changes in the brain that reduce inflammation and increase synaptic density. However, the current methods of brainwave entrainment are often passive and boring, leading to quick abandonment and little to no benefit.

The system and method developed by Blue Goji solves these problems by gamifying the activities. The system comprises a display with virtual objects, a light-producing device, an audio-producing device, a haptic feedback device, a means for monitoring the user’s attention, and a software application that applies brainwave entrainment using a combination of these components. 

A brainwave entrainment manager controls and distributes the therapy regimen by adjusting the game and stimulation transducer. The gameplay adjusts as needed to match the selected entrainment frequency, creating an active and enticing environment to practice entrainment. For instance, rather than riding an exercise bike and staring at a wall, the rider would have a screen in front of them, where the movement on the bike is a part of the active controls of the game. It could be a game where you chase a dragon or scale a mountain. As long as your brain is engaged, the benefits are felt.

With this system, Blue Goji has created a new way to keep the brain active, healthy, and entertained, making it easier for people to continue to stimulate their brains and prevent cognitive decline. Whether you’re an athlete looking to enhance your performance or someone looking to stay mentally sharp, Blue Goji has you covered with their innovative approach to neurological stimulation.

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