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A headband, worn for minutes a day, helps 85% of users sleep deeper and longer and improves overall emotional well-being.
A headband, worn for minutes a day, helps 85% of users sleep deeper and longer and improves overall emotional well-being.
623 backers pledged $199,906 to help bring this project to life.
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The only technology that actually helps you sleep deeply & improves your overall feeling of emotional well-being...

Lots of technology tells you you're not sleeping, but they don't do anything to substantially change your ability to sleep or improve your overall emotional well-being. 

Our B2v2 headband can change that.

85 to 90% of our clients sleep more deeply and effectively; waking up refreshed, with more energy, to successfully face their day. 

Clients also experience emotional improvements such as increased confidence, focus, drive, joy and improved performance that significantly changes and improves their lives for the better.

And, because lack of sleep causes a long list of issues for the body and mind, improving your sleep can have a significant impact on your health and well-being.

The new B2v2 headband will support you to experience overall emotional well-being, confidence, joy, better relationships and improved careers to better your life.

We're so confident that you'll love the results that we offer a 30-day money back guarantee.

Brain State Technologies: Successful clinical trial shows reduction of insomnia symptoms

So what are you waiting for? Order your B2v2 today!

Over 4200+ people love using our first B-2 Headband 

Client's report these results:

  • Deep and refreshing sleep
  • Sharper focus and concentration 
  • Faster memory and recall 
  • Feeling more confident & determined 
  • Increased concentration and focus
  • Better decision making 
  • Newly motivated and driven
  • Deeply relaxed and less fearful 
  • More inspired and creative 
  • Enhanced performance 
  • Improvements in studying and learning
  • More energy
  • Calm, peace and joy 
  • Wellness
  • Emotional Well-Being 
  • Improvement in relationships

Check out our Facebook page, watch our client's testimonial videos, and news reports on our YouTube channel.

The reason user's results are different and wide ranging is because the brain is the master controller for the entire body, affecting everything and everyone differently because you and your brain are completely unique! 

So what are you waiting for? Order your B2v2 today!

Jodi Whittemore trying on the B2v2 for the first time!
Jodi Whittemore trying on the B2v2 for the first time!

Why We Need to Make an Even Better Headband

Original BRAINtellect 2 (B-2)
Original BRAINtellect 2 (B-2)

Our original B-2 headband successfully launched through Kickstarter at the end of 2015, and was developed for sleep and performance enhancement in collaboration with researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine, sleep medicine consultants from Harvard Medical School and the University of Virginia, School of Medicine, under contract with the US Army Research Office whose interest is in technology that supports more optimal sleep and circadian rhythm regulation.  

4200+ people, including our team, have been using and testing the original B-2 and getting the results we had hoped for, but:

• it was kind of hard to get on
• it was bulky and made of hard plastic
• it could be challenging to get “green” *
• it was too big for some people and too small for others
• the velcro closure got caught in people's hair  
• you couldn't lay your head back against a pillow 

*(the on screen confirmation that the sensors are getting a good signal) 

We wanted to use it on our kids for focus, concentration and learning, but it was just too big! 

So, we needed a design that could adapt and adjust to everyone. Technology is developing at a rapid pace and the new flexible circuits work perfectly to wrap around the head. The proprietary sensors our engineering team developed are attached to those circuits, but need to make firm contact with the scalp for the headband to work best. 

The next generation prototype was born; the B2v2 

• Easy to put on
• Easy to get green*
• Very comfortable to wear
• Wrap around form fitting design
• Built in strap (no velcro)
• Fits a wider range of head shapes and sizes 
• You can lay back, resting your head on a pillow

*(the on screen confirmation that the sensors are getting a good signal) 

Our team and some current users tried the prototype and are really excited about what a difference it makes! 

Everything we and our clients could possibly hope for!

The B2v2 includes the headband, a selection of sensor inserts, a controller box, a windows tablet with pre-installed software for 2 users and one guest**, HDMI cable to connect the headband to the controller box, charger for controller box and tablet, ear buds and carrying case. 

**Up to 3 additional users may be added. $99 for one additional user. Volume discount available for two or three users purchased at once: $159 total for 2 additional users ($39 discount) $199 total for 3 additional users ($98 discount) Click here for details.

Beautiful, Comfortable & Effective
Beautiful, Comfortable & Effective
B2v2 Headband, Controller Box & Tablet - not pictured, HDMI cable, ear buds and carrying case
B2v2 Headband, Controller Box & Tablet - not pictured, HDMI cable, ear buds and carrying case
"Oh, this is great! This'll be a huge shift," - Rustin Rocello, Pastor, Scottsdale Bible Church
"Oh, this is great! This'll be a huge shift," - Rustin Rocello, Pastor, Scottsdale Bible Church

Why Your Brain Needs B2v2

Everyone experiences stress in their lives on a regular basis and some of those stressful or traumatic events can affect our brain’s balance, and sometimes it gets stuck that way. (Ever have trouble moving on after a bad breakup or the death of a loved one?) Most people experience a significant difference in how they feel. Especially, when they get a good night’s sleep!

Negative life experiences, whether emotional or physical, such as a car accident, divorce, or job loss, can change the rhythms and balance in your brain. This is because your brain gets “stuck” in the patterns it used to defend and protect itself against those stressors. 

Being stuck makes it difficult to get motivated or, conversely, makes it hard to relax and calm down. Some people are stuck in a freeze state and feel unmotivated and unable to move past those experiences. They may not have the energy or enthusiasm to do activities they once enjoyed. Others are left in an over activated state in which they’re in fight or flight mode. They may not be able to relax, have difficulty sleeping, experience irritability, a quick temper or have difficulty concentrating. 

Stress affects your emotions, behavior, thinking ability and physical health. No part of the body is immune from the effects of stress. B2v2 helps the brain reset itself in a manner that helps reduce the negative effects of stress. B2v2 supports your brain to move back to a naturally balanced performance pattern, so you feel like a better version of you.

How B2v2 Works

Actual Before & After Report
Actual Before & After Report

The B2v2 doesn’t play music to influence your mood. 

This isn’t new age ambient to make you feel mellow. It isn’t electronic dance music to get you energized. You don’t need a device to tell you what kind of music to listen to make you feel calm or motivated. When you’re listening to music, the result is short term. In other words, you feel that feeling while you listen to it and that mood may continue for a little while, but it fades away after you stop. There’s no lasting effect on your brain. 

Our technology is completely different. The B2v2 reads your brainwaves in real time and our proprietary software, which no one else has, converts your brainwaves into corresponding music-like tones. It is NOT random music. When your brain hears itself, and its activity, in this manner, it recognizes what’s out of balance and begins to self-correct, much like looking in a mirror and realizing there’s something stuck in your teeth. What each person hears is completely different because no two brains are alike. 

After using the B2v2 over time, your brain actually becomes more resilient, maintaining improvements, even when you’re not using it. The B2v2 isn’t doing anything to your brain at all. It simply helps your brain to self-correct and balance its own rhythms. It’s completely non-invasive. 

In the beginning, you'll use it for 4 to 20 minutes a day, either in the morning or evening; whatever your preference. You don't sleep with it on, but it won't affect the results if you fall asleep while using it. 

Since 2004, over 122,000 people worldwide have had Brainwave Optimization® and used the B-2. Our core neurotechnology, HIRREM, has been studied at Wake Forest University, School of Medicine.

The B2v2 headband, addresses the frontal poles, which is the region of the brain believed to manage and control emotional states. The temporal lobes influence sleep. Using the headband helps you feel better emotionally and get a significantly better night's sleep. 

The BRAINtellect 2 (B-2), B2v2, and Brainwave Optimization® technology were developed by Brain State Technologies' Founder & CEO Lee Gerdes in 2000.

Brain State Technologies' Founder & CEO Lee Gerdes
Brain State Technologies' Founder & CEO Lee Gerdes

What We Need the Funds for:

Our flex circuit design needs to be refined for production. Jigs, solder stencils, and programming needs to be developed to allow the flex arrays to be populated with electronic components using robotic pick-and-place assembly equipment. A special jig is needed for precise positioning of the sensor snaps for soldering to the assembled flex circuit. We will be designing the mold "tooling" for production of the headbands. The mold tool will be fabricated in steel or aluminum and designed to retain the flex circuit in place, allow for injection of liquid silicone, and provide a heating mechanism to cure the silicone prior to headband ejection. 

Test fixtures need to be developed for pre- and post-mold testing of the flex circuitry. The sensor amplifier circuitry in the headband need to be tested to ensure that it meets the very-low noise floor specification of the B2v2 system. Calibrated signals must be applied to the sensors and measured to verify signal integrity (amplitude and distortion specifications).

Engineering, tooling, creation of the molds, initial cost of production, and testing for the first round of headbands.

Our Team Has Grown

The team at Brain State Technologies is passionate about helping people improve their lives through Brainwave Optimization and B2v2. There is nothing more exciting and fulfilling than hearing about and seeing the results our client's experience. Their joy and life changing results are what motivates us to continue to promote this transformative neurotechnology.

Risks and challenges

We have a small team of engineers and support staff.

Certainly half of the staff is mission critical in some aspect of the project at any given time. There is always the possibility that someone will be out for personal reasons. We do have most staff supported with other personnel, both in house and consultants, who can step in to continue the project, but that transition could slow project completion by as much as a few weeks or a month.

We are working with very reputable mechanical and manufacturing engineers and consultants who we now have solid relationships with after producing the original B-2 through them. Although our first product is scheduled to be ready for delivery by late November, there is always a chance that this could be delayed.

Lastly, there is always a chance that the vendors who source some of our components will not be able to fulfill our orders on a timely basis and this may set the project back a few weeks. We’ve mitigated most of this risk by familiarity with back-up resources should any of our primary resource vendors fail to deliver.

As a company, we pride ourselves on delivering nothing short of outstanding products and services.

Our software has a code base exceeding 250,000 lines plus many gigs of data to which it refers. We have never produced any software delivered to our licensed users that had a critical software error.

We proudly stand on our 13 year reputation. We delivered on our last Kickstarter campaign and we're confident we can deliver an even better product on this one, as well.

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Funding period

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