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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 affecting their school work, jobs, personal relationships, family relationships and overall quality of life.
I invented a new biofeedback/haptic feedback wearable technology with the goal to help people manage stress, anxiety, sleep, focus and behavioral issues 24/7, anytime, anywhere. The wristbands will have heart rate sensors and vibrators. It will alert the person when it detects stress. The wristbands will connect to our self management app on the persons phone via Bluetooth. The app will have a variety of self management music features that were designed by a certified music therapist and myself to help the person manage stress, anxiety, focus, behavioral issues and sleep quality. The person can play musical instruments in the app by simply moving their hands. The vibrations will allow the wearer to feel the music while the heart rate sensor will adjust the self management features to the persons stress levels in real time. This will intuitively and accurately bring the persons stress levels down to a very relaxed, calm and focused state of being.
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%