Mobile System for ADHD Therapy

by Transcranial Electrical Neurostimulation


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ADHD treatment in adults usually consists of medication and/or psychotherapy, whereby the success of medication is usually higher than the success of psychotherapy. However, ADHD treatment with medication often leads to undesired side effects and must also be closely monitored. The development of further, more effective ADHD therapy approaches with few side effects therefore appears to be urgently indicated.

The goal of the BMBF-funded project ATTENTION (= Mobile System for ADHD Therapy by Transcranial Electrical Neurostimulation) is the development of a novel medical-technical system for the targeted neuromodulation of attention-associated cortical networks by electrostimulation. Specifically, a demonstrator is to be developed with which attention-relevant EEG signals can be extracted and modulated by tACS. This demonstrator will then be tested in several studies, initially in healthy volunteers and later also in ADHD patients.

Our Solution

The aim of the ATTENTION project is to develop a novel medical-technical system for simultaneous transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) and derivation of an electroencephalogram (EEG) in adult patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The demonstrator to be developed in ATTENTION will extract the individual parameters from the EEG which will be used for neurostimulation with tACS. This will modify neurophysiological markers associated with attention functions. The development includes a mobile system to realize a home application and to adapt the therapy plan to the individual life situation.


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