Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) is the most common neurological disorder in the United States. The struggles can be unbearable for millions of children and adults who suffer from this disorder. We’re developing a much needed personal biofeedback wearable device. Our goal for this wearable is to help them manage their anxiety and other typical ADHD symptoms at any time of the day without interrupting or distracting themselves and others from their daily task.
The wearable will detect when they’re going through stress from biofeedback sensors in the sleeve and offer a variety of interactive, multi-sensory musical features for self-management. These features will be on an app on a phone and the user will interact with the app through buttons on the sleeve. These features will adjust to the individuals stress levels in real time from the biofeedback sensors in the sleeve for the most personal and optimal outcome. The outcome goal is for the individual to function better in school, at work, improve their relationships with others and their overall quality of life!
There will be components that will detect the angle of every joint and the exact position of the individuals movement in space without the use of exterior sensors. These components will also be able to create various programmable levels of resistance to each joint. This will be useful for many applications such as virtual reality and simulate tactile resistance when touching and manipulating digital objects. This will allow the individual to operate and interact with software programs remotely through movement in a more realistic way. This will also allow for more realistic and effective results from the self-management features within this technology.
HOW THIS ALL HAPPENED
Matt started playing drums at the age of 2. His symptoms of Tourette Syndrome and ADHD also began at the age of 2. Matt’s symptoms as a youngster were extreme, however he learned early in his life how music and the arts can help him cope with his symptoms, build relationships and succeed in life. His symptoms disappear when he plays the drums!
Overcoming many challenges has given Matt and his mom plenty of valuable insight and ways they can help others in similar situations. His mom has been the Education Specialist for the Tourette Association of America since 2003 and has helped thousands of lives.
Matt started his company Drum Echoes, Inc. in 2003 to help others how he has been helped. Through his company, he has had the privilege of working and drumming with thousands of gifted children and adults with ADHD and many other kinds of challenges across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Australia.
Matt’s unique story and drumming work has received media attention from BBC, PBS NOVA, a New York Times bestseller book and many others. Throughout his career, he has learned the struggles many of the people he’s worked with have in common within their schools, their workplace, their families and social lives. He has also learned what their needs are and which solutions and self-management techniques are most effective. He is integrating those into this new wearable technology.
- ADHD is the most common neurological disorder in the U.S.
- 9.4% (6.1 Million) children ages 2-17 in the U.S. have ADHD
- 4.4% (8 million) adults in the U.S. have ADHD
- Productivity and income losses $87-$138 billion
- Overall costs of adults with ADHD $105-$194 billion
- Untreated adults with ADHD lose an average of 22 days of productivity per year
- 25-40% adults in the criminal justice system have ADHD
98 music therapy case studies on children with ADHD averaged 4.1 overall effectiveness on a scale of 1-5
Arts Integration Education, 2009-2012 Students achieving or surpassing standards for reading grew from 73%-81%, Math 62%-77%, 2009-2011 disciplinary problems decreased 23%
We need to raise $100,000 to get this concept built into a working prototype for beta testing and for it to go to market! We are open to investors. If you’re interested in investing, please contact us! We have U.S. and international patents pending, Trademark appliaction submitted, a solid business plan and a very impressive team!
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