What is an exercise plan?

Last Updated: Sep 12, 2019 06:46PM UTC
What is an exercise plan?
Upon completing the NeuroPerformance Assessment (NPA), the Versus app will automatically provide you with a plan, which shapes your Versus exercise experience. Your plan defines your performance protocol, daily session time, and overall plan duration. You must complete your plan before you can take a new NeuroPerformance Assessment.

Can I edit my plan?
Versus is designed to be an out-of-the-box solution that provides users all the benefits of brain-sensing technology without requiring them to have knowledge of neuroscience or EEG. To that end, Versus assigns you a plan - including a performance protocol and plan duration - that is intended to best suit your individual needs and guide you toward success.

In order to avoid confusion or disruption to your progress, individual Versus users may not edit their own plan. If you are working with a provider, they may use their
Professional Dashboard to edit your plan as they see fit based on their expert knowledge and interactions with you.

What is plan duration?
Plan duration is the amount of time you’ll be expected to exercise on a plan before you're eligible to complete a new NeuroPerformance Assessment, after which you’ll be assigned a new plan.

Why is a standard plan 450 minutes?

In our work with high performing athletes using traditional EEG equipment, we found that 450 minutes was the minimum amount of exercise required for users to report measurable improvements in their brain performance.

We require users to complete 450 minutes on a plan before re-assessing to allow them time to see measurable progress. You may, however, choose to exercise for more than 450 minutes on a plan. If you are working with a provider, they may use their Professional Dashboard to increase or decrease your plan duration as they see fit. ​

How many exercise plans can I do?
Each user is assigned one exercise plan at a time based on the results of their NeuroPerformance Assessment (NPA). A Versus user with an active subscription may repeat this cycle of NPA, exercise plan, NPA as long as they have an active subscription.

Each day, the Versus app guides users through a 20 minute session. Currently, this includes 4 games (NeuroBalloon, NeuroGlider, NeuroRacer, and NeuroGolf) that are each 5 minutes long. Users can get additional practice with warm-ups (Airflow and Lightbulb), which are accessible in the menu bar.

Why is the standard session duration 20 minutes?
We found that twenty minutes of exercise a day seems to strike the right balance between getting enough exercise in and not feeling burdened by the exercise time. We suggest that users complete 3 twenty-minute exercise sessions per week, but you may choose to exercise seven days a week.

If you are using Versus under the supervision of a provider, they may change your session duration via their Professional Dashboard.