Digital therapeutics (Dtx) and Virtual reality (VR)
Dtx and VR open the door to more accessible and efficient treatments for brain disorders. They have recently been shown to provide benefits by improving memory, sleep and reducing anxiety. Combined, they will change the way we access healthcare and enable accessing easy-to-use solutions anywhere you are in the world.
(Pathak, Greenleaf et al., 2021) (Read paper)
Neurons constitute the core of the brain function. It is through the neuronal activity that we process information, think, memorise, move our body… Their activity is adapted depending on the cognitive process involved (sleep, focus, memory) and is electrophysiologically characterized by different activation frequencies (also known as brain waves delta, theta, alpha, beta, gamma). Non-invasive neuromodulation is a neuronal stimulation technique. Differentially as the invasive techniques, it allows modulating the activation of neurons without penetrating the skull.
How it works and benefits
We synchronize the activity of neurons using multi-sensory stimulations, as sound or light flickers. This synchronization, also called “neuronal entrainment”, allows to improve the cognitive functions, modulate mood, or even restore lost functions. Among them we can talk about memory, focus, sleep, reduce stress and anxiety. Entrain neurons to fire together at a precise frequency helps to improve the cognitive function controlled by this frequency.
Henao, D., Navarrete, M., Valderrama, M., & Le Van Quyen, M. (2020) (Read paper)
Hanslmayr, S., Axmacher, N., & Inman, C. S. (2019) (Read paper)
Neuromodulation is a promising field opening the way to new therapeutic opportunities against neurodegenerative diseases. In 2050, 131.5 million people will have dementia and 60% of them will suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. This will represent a social cost of 3 trillion USD. Clinical trials using these methods are currently ongoing to develop new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. Thanks to neurotechnologies, patients could one day recover to normal health and enjoy life again.
Adaikkan, C., & Tsai, L.-H. (2019) (Read paper)
Neurotechnologies for everyone
With modern society emerged new challenges and needs. Learn to know ourselves, personalize our lifestyle by knowing our individual functioning, modulate mood and capacities as wanted, predict the occurrence of a disease... The brain and its complexity are at the center of these questions. Last few years, advances in fundamental research made it possible to understand some of its secrets. Today, new applications of brain activity analysis methods just wait to be developed. Clarity wants to offer a wearable and intuitive solution allowing everyone to know its brain activity, its health (by definition ourselves) and modulate its cognitive capacities.