It’s the final countdown, we are approaching our presentation day. After months and months of working on an innovation for infant safety, it’s official we are not doing that. As I said in my previous blog post we are roadrunners not coyotes. We have busted through the ACME brick wall and have found a new innovation. This innovation was thought of with the help of our amazing former Human Body Systems teacher Mrs. McCrady.
We have decide to make a device to help people with ADHD. I’ve found that the population of children diagnosed with ADHD is increasing. The most recent study from 2011 stated that there are 6.4 million children with ADHD. And one of the largest problems the parents of these children have is the effects of current ADHD medications. A lot of side effects that parents are wary of are: \
- Sleep problems
- Decreased appetite
- Delayed growth
- Moodiness. This as well as how the medication changes the child’s personality due to the moodiness. There are many people in my personal life that are very open about there view point on medications for ADHD, and those view points are all against medication. There are many websites that help educate about ADHD medication side effects, that are really insightful.
We hope to create an ear pieces of sort that will vibrate when the child or adult’s movements become “erratic”, signalling that they are off task. What we hope to do is create a device that will help people with ADHD focus, with out it changing how amazing and unique each one is. To achieve this Ramesha and I plan to do extensive research on the brain as well as on movement. An example of our research is a brain map Boulder psychotherapy published: . Or one that the Dallas Brain Changers published: (left to right: Normal, Learning Disability, Behavioral Disorder, ADD/ADHD, Anxiety Disorder, and Migraine.)