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Swedish start-up develops medical headset to treat depression

Sweden, Stockholm
November 30, 2019 at 19:05 GMT +00:00 · Published

The CEO of the Swedish start-up Flow Neuroscience, Daniel Mansson, spoke about their medical headset, in Stockholm on Saturday, which is said to treat acute and long-term depression, but can also act preventatively.

"The headset is a brain-stimulation device; 'CE' certified medical device, and it delivers to the user a current, a weak current of 2.0 milliamps, to the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, which makes the neurons more active. And the behavioural training part, guides the user on how to eat better, sleep better, perform physical exercise, and how to meditate in order to reduce depression further," said Mansson.

"The main advantage of the app, the main purpose of the app, is to reduce depression at the moment, but also prevent it from coming back. And we do this by guiding the user on how to eat better, sleep better, perform physical exercise, and how to meditate. So it's basically the user going through information, and then getting exercises that they are supposed to do, in order to reduce depression," he added.

According to their website, the price of the headset is €468 ($515).

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The CEO of the Swedish start-up Flow Neuroscience, Daniel Mansson, spoke about their medical headset, in Stockholm on Saturday, which is said to treat acute and long-term depression, but can also act preventatively.

"The headset is a brain-stimulation device; 'CE' certified medical device, and it delivers to the user a current, a weak current of 2.0 milliamps, to the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, which makes the neurons more active. And the behavioural training part, guides the user on how to eat better, sleep better, perform physical exercise, and how to meditate in order to reduce depression further," said Mansson.

"The main advantage of the app, the main purpose of the app, is to reduce depression at the moment, but also prevent it from coming back. And we do this by guiding the user on how to eat better, sleep better, perform physical exercise, and how to meditate. So it's basically the user going through information, and then getting exercises that they are supposed to do, in order to reduce depression," he added.

According to their website, the price of the headset is €468 ($515).

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