Feedback Game Features: Basic
Patient Profiles Zukor Media Player uses profiles to remember all the feedback game settings and scores for each patient. So, when the patient returns for their the next session, the clinician can start exactly where they left off.
Each patient Profile also includes a “Nickname” feature so patients can select a fun nickname for themselves which is displayed on the Scores screen.
Period/Session OptionsClinicians can easily setup the number of periods per session, the length of each period and the optional Auto-Restart Next Period at a desired time interval.
Meter OptionsThe clinician can separately turn on or off the vertical or horizontal meters. Plus, there are five different styles of meters available, from the approach used in most current games to new meter styles which use more intuitive visual concepts and innovative graphical depictions.
Media TypesThe Zukor Media Player offers clinicians near unlimited choice of media types, including DVD movies, all common video file formats (AVI, MP4, WMV, etc.), audio CDs, audio files (MP3, WAV, etc.), still images/photos (JPEG, GIF, PNG, etc.), a built-in kaleidoscope, plus YouTube streaming videos (as an upgrade option).
Display The clinician can separately turn off different types of on-screen displays, such as the time, scores, etc.
Video Screen The clinician can easily change the size of the video screen within the Zukor Media Player via a slider. Additionally, the video screen can dragged to any desired positions
Graphics The Zukor Media Player can work in "fullscreen" or a resizable "window" mode. Clinicians can also adjust the Zukor Media Player's graphics quality lower or higher to meet the capabilities of their specific computer system.
FEEDBACK TYPESThe following feedback can be used individually or combined per event up to 16 events.
- Double Vision
- Reveal (Puzzle)
- Zoom Out
Modality PresetsThe Zukor Media Player works with all modalities of neuro and biofeedback training, from Alpha-Theta to Z-Score, including 3 band “SMR” neurofeedback, HRV, BVP, EKG, GSR, Respiration and Temperature. The most common modalities are available as presets and selected from a simple drop down menu. However, as the Zukor Media Player is not a stand-alone product, the events are first and foremost be defined in the neuro or biofeedback system software.
Supported Media FormatsThe Zukor Media Player supports the most common media file formats for audio, video and images. It can play these files from your computer’s hard drive, from a CD, a DVD or a memory stick (flash drive, thumb drive).
Patient Retention Features
ScoresPatients earn training points for meeting event criteria, The point accumulation rate can be adjusted by the clinician. The scores are saved for each session within the patient profile. The Scores Screen data can be saved as a “screen grab” graphic file and as a Excel spreadsheet.
Feedback Game Features: Advanced
Auditory Feedback OptionsThe Zukor Media Player’s auditory feedback can be driven by 1 to 16 events. If desired, each event can trigger different sounds. For each event, a true sound and a false sound can be assigned, making the Zukor Media Player perfect for Alpha-Theta training, or any modality which requires a different sound for positive state and a negative state.
Clinicians can select from a broad array of high-quality sounds from both music instruments and synthetic sources, including MIDI. The feedback sound’s delay intervals can be set in milliseconds. The feedback sound’s volume can be adjusted separately from the game’s environmental sounds. There is an option for “feedback controlled volume” so the volume of the sound depends on how well event criteria is being met.
Modality EditorThe Modality Editor in the Zukor Media Player allows the clinician to create additional modalities using from 1 to 16 events. These new modality definitions can be saved and easily accessed later via the Modality preset drop down menu in the Zukor Media Player.
The Modality Editor is not a substitute for the modality settings in the clinician’s neuro or biofeedback feedback system software, but rather a way for the clinician to tell the Zukor Media Player how to react to the clinical settings done in the neuro or biofeedback feedback system software.
Feedback SettingsEach feedback type can be custom configured in terms of the update rate in milliseconds, the minimum and maximum amount, the adjust by amount, plus additional unique settings for each feedback type.