Zukor Ultimate Media Player
- Use any type of media for patient feedback training
- Make 1-16 events drive an equal number of effects
- Built-in fractal generator and kaleidoscope
- Works with all neuro and biofeedback modalities
The Zukor Media Player provides clinicians the ultimate choice, flexibility and features for using all types of media for patient feedback training.
The Zukor Media Player can handle video, audio and still images in all common file formats and also directly from DVDs and CDs. It also has a built-in fractal generator and kaleidoscope. And, as an upgrade feature, YouTube videos can be used.
The Zukor Media Player offers more than 25 types of high-quality feedback, from simple Play/Pause, Volume Up/Down, Pixelate and Zoom Out to more visually striking, such as Bubbles, Double Vision, Snow and Vortex.
The Zukor Media Player allows the clinician to use from 1 to 16 events to drive an equal number of visual effects or audio feedback sounds. It works with all modalities of neurofeedback and biofeedback, including Z-Score.
Feedback Game Features: BASIC
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 Period/Session Options
Clinicians 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.
The 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.
The 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).
The clinician can separately turn off different types of on-screen displays, such as the time, scores, etc.
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.
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.
The following feedback can be used individually or combined per event up to 16 events.
- Double Vision
- Reveal (Puzzle)
- Zoom Out
The 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 Formats
The 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
Patients 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 Options
The 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.
The 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.
Each 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.
Computer RequirementsMINIMUM COMPUTER SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Note: Most computers sold within the last two years will meet the first two requirements.
1. OPERATING SYSTEM
Windows 7 or Windows 8 on a regular PC or on a Mac (Bootcamp).
NOTE: Microsoft no longer supports many versions of Windows XP and Windows Vista.
IMPORTANT: Please make sure you have installed ALL Windows 7 or Windows 8 updates PRIOR TO INSTALLING and running Zukor Media Player. Failure to do this may lead to improper operation of the game.
2. COMPUTER GRAPHICS REQUIREMENTS
Dedicated graphics card with at least 512 MB dedicated video memory.
NOTE: Systems which do not meet these graphic requirements will still likely play the game, but may require graphic adjustments within the game to reduce graphics quality so the game will play smoothly.
Two monitors (dedicated dual monitor setup).
Game monitor should be 21+ inches, “widescreen” and set at a minimum resolution of 1280x720.
NOTE 1: If using a laptop computer, the laptop screen counts as one monitor.
NOTE 2: A second monitor which meets the above requirements is a very inexpensive investment costing about $125-$175 on Amazon or at Best Buy.
NOTE 3: Video projectors, Plasma TVs and LCD TVs usually work as well, but could require the Windows graphic settings to be adjusted.
SUGGESTION: For an absolutely amazing feedback experience for your patients, invest in a 42-inch Plasma or LCD TV for your second monitor. These currently cost about $400 or less on Amazon or at Best Buy.