Originally Posted by chiefgroover
The LED's you require are made by Pacer international in England.
You need 840 for an effective helmet, so thats 12 boards of 70.
They get hot, yes so fan cooled shrouds are needed. They may also supply these. Also required - a power supply that will power both the led's and fans on seperate circuts.
The helmet should have eight around the skull, two on top and two hanging down on adjustable brackets (light bendable soft metal) for the eyes sockets which are the most important part.
Dose is 6 to 8 mins per time, you can use once or twice daily.
Results typically start after 10 to 14 days, however it can take two to three months to get a decent result.
This is EXPENSIVE to built due to the LED cost.
Do not use on people with epilepsy.
May have postivive effects on many other neuro conditions also, but i have no personal exerience of anything but Dementia/Alzheimers. Typical results in an 84 year old who was scoring 12 on the MMSE before 10 weeks treatment.
Faster response to questions, happier mental state, asking a lot more questions, short term memory recall improvement. Now scoring 19 on MMSE, and easy to converse with.
Results on younger patients especially those under 70 happen much quicker.
Hope this helps.
A change from 12 to 19 on MMSE is a profound change indeed.Congratulations.
I've been planning to build a helmet for my wife's Mild Cognitive Impairment but recently came across an article by Dr Rowen about using a single LED with a wavelength of 810 nm that is positioned to shine up one nostril, where access to the brain is through a bone much thinner than that of the skull. A U.S. company Vielight makes such a device designed to pulse at 10 Hz. Cost is around $500. However the LED costs about $3.50 online and the pulser circuit using a 7555 i.c. costs less than $5 in parts so I'm building one. Dr. Rowen's article on the Chinese research can be found at mediclight or google search The device is used for 25 minutes once per day. Green tea has been found to greatly augments its effect.
A similar intranasal device but using an LED of 630nm can be found on ebay. An Israeli company sells one for around $50, the Chinese version "Ostone" is about $20. I suspect both are made in the same Chinese factory. Each has a 5 minute timer but does not pulse. This device is designed to maximize production of the signaling molecule Nitric Oxide in the nasal membranes contributing to dilation of blood vessels throughout the body.
I expect to have the device built in the next week and will report the results.