The MINDMAN system integrates a portable control unit with embedded intelligence with connection to the iPhone via the lightening port. The unit is connected to stimulation electrodes located on the earlobes through a multi-purpose cable. The electrodes are coupled with a high fidelity audio output enabling wireless audio streaming from the user’s smartphone.
This neuro-technology is a tool for well-being where it can enable a relaxed state in individuals especially when combined with music. It is also capable of inducing a prolonged state of deep focus for students, athletes and professionals alike. It can help alleviate mild anxiety and has been found to be helpful in mild depression situations. One interesting application is the support in smoking or other addiction withdrawal as well as the taming of obsessive compulsive symptoms.
In a slightly modified fashion, the technology has medical applications where it has been found to be effective for the treatment of PTSD in veterans and is a complementary tool for the alleviation of ADHD symptoms. Trials are undergoing in a number of research institutions for the application of the technology in post-stroke rehabilitation situations. The technology works by generating a signal of specific shape and frequency which “entrains” the frequency of the brain waves, with each frequency range corresponding to a specific mood or state of mind. A table of the various frequency/brain status will be provided to the users for easy selection. Technically, the MINDMAN system integrates a portable/wearable control unit incorporating embedded intelligence and connecting to the iPhone via the lightening port. The control unit links to stimulation electrodes located on the earlobes through a multi-purpose cable. The electrodes are coupled with a high fidelity audio output enabling wireless audio streaming from the user’s smartphone. Advanced signal processing and communications modules form the core engine of the MINDMAN system. These advanced electronics generate stimulation signals with the appropriate waveform, frequency and magnitude. The electronics further manage communication with the iPhone and enable audio streaming and signal patterns selection via a dedicated iOS application. The MINDMAN portable unit integrates advanced CPU, Apple identification chip, advanced Digital to Analog converters with current injection circuitry and protection stages, electrodes, earphones, microphone and command buttons. CES research has been conducted for applications related to relaxation, improved focus and attention or overall feelings of well-being. Applications related to alcohol and cigarette craving or anxiety and mild depression symptoms reduction have also been investigated. More recently, the US Army Surgeon General testified before the US Congress that CES was an e-ffective tool for the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Phase II consists of a stand alone unit for advanced treatment without the need to connect to any smartphone.
Phase III consists of a rugged stand alone unit for military treatment without the need to connect to any smartphone.