Monday, March 19, 2012

Headphones for depression and jetlag

Patients suffering from seasonal affective disorder (SAD acronym in English) and show symptoms of depression every winter are in luck. The Finnish company has created Valkee Ltd. headphones, instead of sounds, bright light sent directly to the brain through the ear canal. In this way, say from the company, you may " prevent and cure depression, mood swings and circadian rhythm disorders such as jet lag .

"In the first clinical trials of the invention, which has been developed with the participation of neurologists and physiologists at the University of Oulu (Finland), the headset Valkee reduced or completely eliminated the symptoms of SAD in 90% of patients after 4 weeks use, with a daily dose of 8-12 minutes. Also used to treat anxiety, reducing the symptoms up to 60%. "Valkee increases the amount of light reaching the brain to natural levels when external light is not sufficient and there is a safe and natural recharge," the researchers say. not the first gadget that is created to fight depression with Light . A team of engineers from Denmark has recently created the "sunglasses" SEQUINETIC , which provide light equivalent to natural daylight.


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