Scientific results of STIPED
STIPED project, non invasive brain stimulation in pediatric neuropsychiatric disorders
We are happy to share with you about the work performed from the beginning of the project, main results achieved, the progress beyond the state of the art, expected results and potential impacts, as presented in the publishable summaries from the periodic Reports in the months 18 and 36 of the project. Thanks to the entire project team for the journey, the lessons learned and the overcome challenges. Together we continue to harvest results to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life for children and young people with ADHD and ASD.
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Technical developments in STIPED
Dr. Miguel Castelo-Branco, Research Director of the Coimbra Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Translational Research, CIBIT, ICNAS, University of Coimbra shares with us in this video (in portuguese) about the STIPED project investigation of an alternative treatment method, based on neurostimulation (tDCS), for chronic pediatric neurodevelopmental disorders, namely in children/adolescents with ASD and ADHD.
STIPED is a strategy based on neurostimulation. This project is dedicated to rehabilitating, from a neuropsychological point of view, neurodevelopmental clinical conditions, namely in terms of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Written and produced by: Joana Martins, Leonor Cruz, Mariana Saraiva, Matilde Leal, Vitória Vicente
Guest Speaker: Miguel Castelo-Branco
Visual Identity: António Santos
Coordination: Mariana Saraiva
Directed by: Miguel d'Eça
Technical Support: MA Produções Audiovisuais
Click on the image to see in video how the home based, remotely-supervised noninvasive transcranial current stimulation therapy system for children with ADHD and ASD works. We aimed to develop a full-featured solution for EEG-tES home treatment. This home solution will allow clinicians to prescribe and schedule a tES protocols to patients/subjects via a web portal. Patients/subjects will be able then, at home, safely take the prescribed tES session and perform EEG recording.
This system has five main components: 1) NECbox, the portable wireless tCS-EEG device that applies the brain stimulation, 2) electrode positioning headset fitted with small electrodes suitable for remotely supervised home and nonclinical environments use,3) tablet with HomeApp: a software that connects with both the Data Platform and the NECbox, actually activating the tCS-EEG session, 4) Data Platform which is a set of cloud services providing the remote access to the different devices at patient/subject homes, and 5) Web Based Portal: where clinicians schedule treatments.
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Practical recommendations for tDCS in children and adolescents
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