help with adhd symptoms?

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    Alex Cates

    Hi Renee,

    Good question.  Unfortunately, Halo Sport does not help with ADHD or any of the cognitive skills you mentioned.  Halo Sport targets the motor cortex and as such helps with physical movement training and not with cognitive skills.  Additionally, I should mention that Halo Sport is only meant to be used by adults (ages 18+).

    I will say that there is some research being done in universities on using the underlying technology (tDCS) to help with ADHD, but this is with different intensities and targeting a different area of the brain than Halo Sport.  If you are curious, I recommend reaching out to your local hospitals and universities to see if there are any trials your son may qualify for.

    Best,

    Alex

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    Wendy Biggs

    Hi Alex, I have read many of the posts and know this company's stance on using this product for training purposes only.  I did recently listen to Bulletproof radio podcast about the Halo sport and they did discuss other promising uses for this technology.  My question is that if you have a neurological condition that affects the motor skills (ataxia, tremors), would stimulation of the motor cortex help or would you have to stimulate the other areas as well such as the cerebellum.  It would seem that relearning to walk correctly would improve with the use of this headset but wanted your opinion on it.  I would also assume you could position the headset so that I resides over the cerebellar area or frontal cortex.  Thanks for your time.  Wendy

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    Alex Cates

    Hi Wendy,

    Good question.  The answer is yes and no and that it depends a lot on what you are trying to accomplish.  For instance, if you are a healthy individual with a bad motor pattern when you walk (say you walk on tip toes), then Halo Sport can absolutely help with that process.  If instead, you had a stroke or some other neurological disorder that damaged your ability to walk, then that is a question for your doctor.  In some cases, tDCS (the technology behind Halo Sport) may be able to help, in others it won't, and in others, it may pose a safety risk (for instance if you had any skull surgery in response to the injury).  Your doctor would know more about whether Halo Sport is something that would be helpful for you.

    Finally, with regards to positioning, you can obviously rotate the headset if you want.  I would caution against this simply because the headset, primers, and stimulation parameters are all optimized for motor cortex stimulation.  While there is a lot of research being done with tDCS over frontal or cerebellar areas in academic labs, these parameters are different and may, therefore, have different effects.  As an example, there is some work looking at using tACS (transcranial alternating current) over premotor areas to help with tremors.  The work is obviously in the early stages, but even if you rotated Halo Sport to cover this area, you would not have the correct parameters available to get the desired effect.

    In general, I would stick with the applications we discuss and would talk to a doctor before trying any of the more experimental use cases.

    Best,

    Alex

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