By Arye Green/TPS • 4 August, 2019
Millions of children around the world suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Often, the only solution offered is medication, with its potential side effects, to cope with their condition.
A new Israeli invention aims to end the side effects of the medication once and for all, using a helmet to cure ADHD.
ADHD can cause restlessness, inattention, and impulsivity in children. But the side effects of medication can be very significant, causing depression, sleeping, and eating disorders.
InnoSphere, a medical device company, based in Haifa and in Berlin, is solving the problem by developing brain stimulation treatments for cognitive disorders, focusing on ADHD.
The helmet is achieving significant clinical success, alleviating ADHD symptoms in clinical trials at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem and at King’s College of London.
The device is placed on the patient’s head and electrodes deliver electrical charges to the specific regions of the brain that are dysfunctional in ADHD patients. The electrical charges help neurons connect, thus allowing better brain function in the affected areas. The treatment takes roughly 20 minutes a day for two weeks.
The device uses noninvasive, gentle, and precise electrical stimulation of specific brain regions, which enhances neural activity and alleviates the disorder’s symptoms without interfering with the child’s daily routine.
The brain stimulation treatment protocols are personalized to the characteristics of each patient using the AF-RNS technology and a unique AI algorithm, both developed by Innosphere. These technologies are designed to optimize the efficacy of the treatment based on the distinctive brain being treated.