What’s the connection between ADHS and the GlassesOff technology?
The scientific team at GlassesOff will present today the results of a new piece of research at the international annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology which shows that GlassesOff technology can be used to detect ADHD.
As pioneers of neuroscience and vision, we’re constantly researching, testing and looking out for ways in which our technology can help us get a better understand and train the human brain – whether this means using our technology to identify a specific condition or developing solutions that will improve people’s lifestyle such as the GlassesOff app.
The findings from this new study show significant differences in the visual performance of children and adults with ADHD, with respect to specific visual tasks. This means that our technology is able to measure these differences between people with or without ADHD – which in turn, could be used as a way to screen ADHD.
This is a MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH for us since there isn’t a simple way to diagnose the disorder. What’s more, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ADHD is one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders, impairing the quality of life for millions of children and adults.
Currently, diagnosis requires specialized clinicians engaging in a long, several-step process using qualitative tools. For children in particular, the diagnosis can be significantly misguided by subjective input from parents.
We’re excited about this new findings and which soon could become the basis for a simple tool that any parent can use to find out if a child needs to seek medical help to professionally diagnose ADHD; in addition, this technology may also provide essential information regarding the efficacy of medication post initiation of ADHD drug therapy.
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