∙There are electronic devices that are useful for self-monitoring and self-care.
∙Devices that are accurate and offer clinical utility are in high demand.
∙BEGAL reads brainwaves and aids user in self-monitoring and self-care.
∙When self-care activities and self-monitoring activities are aided by BEGAL, it is
possible to tract the effectiveness of therapies, treatment, and self-care activities.
With the increasing role of technology in healthcare, various devices and sensors help
users self-monitor their health and self-care. There are monitoring devices to check
sugar-level in the body, blood circulation, heart activity, neuron activity, and more.
Devices that are accurate and offer clinical utility are in high demand. For patients
whose medical condition needs round-the-clock monitoring, doctors suggest
incorporating smart wearable sensors or devices to ensure remote monitoring. When
devices track and assess the physiological data of a human body, they also provide
interfaces and dashboards for healthcare providers where data about the organs'
functioning helps doctors to diagnose the medical condition that the patient might be
suffering from. This also allows doctors to understand patients' medical history so they
can plan treatment accordingly, keeping all allergies and requirements in mind.
Devices that can be utilized as diagnostic tools aid in identifying and managing myriad
One such device offered by HelloDr is BEGAL. This device reads brainwaves and helps
the user to obtain insights which can be helpful to doctors regarding the diagnosis of
mental condition that the BEGAL user is suffering from or is prone to. BEGAL is an
Electroencephalography (EEG) device. EEG technology is a non-invasive, low-cost,
high-temporal-resolution, and portable technique that can monitor the brain's electrical
activity. The EEG signals help determine the symptoms or possibilities of neurological
disorders in a person.
BEGAL monitors brain activity by reading and measuring brainwaves. Among
brainwaves, Delta waves (frequency range of 0.5 to 4 Hz) are emitted by the brain
during a deep sleep state without dreams. Theta waves (frequency range of 4 to 7 Hz)
are emitted in deep relaxation states such as meditation, somnolence, hypnosis, or
memorization state. Alpha waves (frequency range of 8 to 13 Hz) are emitted during the
state of mild relaxation or calm wakefulness when the eyes are closed. Beta waves
(frequency range of 14 to 45 Hz) are emitted during basic activity and short sleep states
with dreams during which the eyes are opened. Gamma waves (frequency over 45 Hz)
are emitted during high brain activity.
Self-care and self-monitoring are two important aspects of maintaining good mental
health, and BEGAL is helpful in both kinds of activities.
Self-care involves a person taking deliberate steps to promote not just his/her mental
well-being, but also his/her physical and emotional well-being. Examples of self-care
∙Eating a nutritious diet – There are food items that contribute to heart health, or
eye-health, or liver health. Similarly, there are food items that contribute to brain
health. BEGAL can monitor how active the brain is after a meal.
∙Getting enough sleep – Lack of sleep can cause various neurological disorders
that affect the brain. BEGAL can be used to check how much sleep a brain
requires. Doctors using BEGAL can tell patients how much sleep their brain
requires to avoid neurological disorders.
∙Exercising regularly – The way there are exercises to boost physical fitness
and there are exercises to promote mental health. From yoga for brain relaxation
to brainteaser puzzles that psychologists often ask their clients to solve to
evaluate their intellect, different exercises contribute to brain health in different
ways. BEGAL can measure the progress of the brain becoming healthy based on
what kind of brainwaves the brain is emitting during and due to brain exercises.
∙Pursuing hobbies and interests – Pursuing hobbies and interests keeps the
mind happy and peaceful. BEGAL can monitor the brainwaves at the time of
activities related to hobby and offer insights to the user regarding the level of
happiness and calmness that his/her mind experienced during the activity.
∙Connecting with others – Like hobbies, meeting friends also helps people to
stay happy. After every meeting, BEGAL users can find out how much happiness
they felt while participating in a discussion, forum, or any social activity with friends.
∙Taking breaks from technology – Excessive use of technology, especially
social media, can cause stress as most users depending on them seek validation
from people who do not know or care about them. Hence, taking breaks from
technology helps the mind to stay peaceful, and BEGAL can evaluate your
brainwaves so that you can understand how calm your mind is.
Self-monitoring involves paying attention to one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and
taking steps to address any issues. This can involve:
∙Keeping a journal to track moods and patterns – If a patient suffers from
occasional mood swings and anxiety-related disorders, doctors ask patients to
maintain a journal to track the frequency and duration of their mood swings and
all patterns they experience. BEGAL can help users and doctors to record all the
durations and frequencies so that users can maintain journal accordingly.
∙Engaging in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) or other forms of therapy –
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is considered preferable and effective for
anxiety disorders. BEGAL can monitor the progress of recovery from the
∙Practicing mindfulness and relaxation techniques – Relaxation techniques
and practicing mindfulness are great for stress relief; now you have BEGAL to
see how effective the relaxation techniques are.
∙Seeking support from friends, family, or a mental health professional –
BEGAL is an assistant. Not an authority. It can aid doctors in diagnosing your
problem correctly, but it is not a replacement for doctors. Therefore, you should
always consult a professional to ensure the right insights about your mental
Self-care and self-monitoring are interrelated and can help to reinforce each other. For
example, regular self-care activities can help reduce stress and improve mood, making
it easier to engage in self-monitoring and address any negative thoughts or behaviors.
It is important to note that self-care and self-monitoring are not substitutes for
professional mental health treatment. If you are experiencing persistent symptoms of
depression, anxiety, or any other mental health condition, it is important to seek help
from a mental health professional.
Many online resources and mobile apps can help you with self-care and self-monitoring.
For self-care, some apps aid meditation, mindfulness, relaxation, sound sleep, Diet
tracking, exercise tracking, CBT, and mood tracking. There are mood trackers, insomnia
degree measurers, and online therapy for self-monitoring.
However, BEGAL offered by HelloDr, can do all these things except diet tracking.
Regarding online therapy, BEGAL can record data that users send online to the
Self-care and self-monitoring are important for maintaining good mental health.
Incorporating regular self-care activities can help to reduce stress and improve overall
well-being. However, it is important to seek professional help if you are experiencing
persistent symptoms of mental illness. Click here to join the waiting list and book your
purchase order to be a proud owner of the new BEGAL.
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