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 neural activity that we process information, think, memorize, 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 brain stimulation technique. Unlike invasive techniques, it allows for the modulation of neural activity without penetrating the skull.
How it works
We synchronize the activity of neurons using multi-sensory stimulations, as sound or light flickers. This synchronization, also called “neural 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 specific cognitive functions.
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 fully.
Ferretti, Rogers-Healion and Fotros (2022) (Read paper)
Neurotechnologies for everyone
With modern society new challenges and needs have emerged. Will we ever be able to know ourselves as a whole, personalize our lifestyle to our individual biology, modulate our mood and capacities, predict our risk of developing a certain disease? The brain and its complexity are at the center of these questions. In the last few years, advances in fundamental research made it possible to understand some of its secrets. Today, stimulation and brain assessment technologies are driving a new generation of home-based health solutions. Clarity wants to offer a wearable and intuitive solution allowing everyone to assess its brain activity, its health and modulate its cognitive abilities.