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SENS - A normal life after a neural disorder.

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EVENT DATE: May 21, 2017

Constantin Costescu

THE STORY:

The Brain


Your brain can be damaged by multiple factors, internal or external. Any disorders that occur at brain level dramatically decrease the quality of life. Immediate and continuous actions is required for recovery and rehabilitation process in order to avoid permanent damages of brain. Remember that the lack of continuity means no rehabilitation. SENS act 24/7/365, without causing any discomfort to the patient, and this makes SENS the most advanced device for recovery and rehabilitation process.


SENS - SMART EXTERNAL NEURO STIMULATION 

& REHABILITATION DEVICE


How SENS was born

Ten years ago I found out my grandfather had suffered an stroke. Initially, I thought that was the worst thing to bear, but I was wrong. The inability to do something about his recovery made us feel helpless and it was very difficult for the family to deal with. The paresis made the rehabilitation process even harder and thus there weren’t many things that could have been done to re-establish neural and motor functions. In the absence of specific and immediate actions the damage had been permanent and soon after he passed away because of that.


It was one of the moments that changed my life and that motivated me to study the CVA phenomenon in great detail to try to find a solution for rehabilitating those who cannot move or communicate, to help them because they really need it. 


After 10 years of study and doing tests on myself, through mathematical modelling I managed to create a system that can regenerate neural cells. The results of this study are being published in BIIP (Bulletin of the Polytechnic  Institute of Iasi), in the section Mathematics, Theoretical Mechanics and Physics.


When we first started we had one focus in mind and that was helping CVA patients recover so they can live normal lives. As we moved on with the project we realized that our SENS device can help not only CVA patients but people in general.
If it can help the brain recover its functions after being affected by a neural disease, why couldn’t it help someone with depression? Or PTSD? Or anxiety disorders? That was when we realized the true potential of our device. You won’t have to go to therapy sessions which can be very expensive and time consuming or take various pills like anti-depressants and mood stabilizers or any other form of mood balancing medication, you can just connect our SENS device and let it do its work while you go on with your daily life.Because SENS does not have any negative effects, it can help everyone, children or adults, from CVA patients to individuals who suffer from depression, PTSD or anxiety disorders.SENS does not require a medical professional thus greatly reducing or even eliminating hospitalization costs. Most people cannot afford such expensive medical care and often go in a lot of debt because of it or even worse, they make the conscious decision not to follow a certain treatment just because it is too expensive and that would put too much strain on themselves and their loved ones. 



What is SENS?


- SENS is a device that helps people recover and restore the functions of the neural matrix.

- SENS creates an environment where specific stimuli are sent, their actions are decoded and organized in order to prepare the next set of stimuli.

- SENS can also evaluate the neural status of the patient and take action if required.



What SENS does?


1. Recovery after Brain Disorder

2. Rehabilitation Post Brain Disorder

3. Rehabilitation from medical illnesses such as depression, PTSD, anxiety disorders, loss of interest or pleasure, feeling worthless, difficulty thinking, concentrating on making decisions, thoughts of death or suicide, trouble sleeping, loss of energy, etc.

4. Predicts and sends alerts if SENS consider that the patient’s condition requires medical assistance 

5. Allows online access to status and patient’s progress



Who can benefit from SENS?


- People suffering from Mental illnesses / Disorders

- People suffering from Neuronal Disorders or Neurodegenerations

- People in  a coma. People suspected of Brain Death

- People suffering from Brain Disfunctions

- People suffering from Long-Term Disability

- People requiring Rehabilitation after Mental Illnesses, Neurodegenerations, Brain disfunctions,  Long-term disability.




Why Make SENS?


Neurological disorders WorldWide / Facts & Figures

  1. Up to 1 billion people, nearly one in six of the world’s population, suffer from neurological disorders, from Alzheimer and Parkinson disease, strokes, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy to migraine, brain injuries and neuroinfections, according to a new United Nations report. Reference: World Health Organization, www.who.int
  2. 50 million people suffer from epilepsy and 24 million from Alzheimer and other dementias. Reference: World Health Organization, www.who.int
  3. US National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) estimates that about 1 in 4 American adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in any given year, with nearly 6% suffering serious disabilities as a result. Reference; McGovern Institute, mcgovern.mit.edu
  4. 6.8 million people die every year as a result of neurological disorders. Reference: World Health Organization, www.who.int
  5. Europe, the economic cost of neurological diseases was estimated at about 139 billion euros in 2004. Reference: World Health Organization, www.who.int
  6. Professor Johan Aarli, President of the World Federation of Neurology said "In order to reduce the impact of neurological disorders, innovative approaches involving strong partnerships must be put in place,". Reference: World Health Organization, www.who.int
  7. Nearly 40 percent of Europeans suffer mental illness; Reference: European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, www.encp.eu

Neurological disorders affect people in all countries, irrespective of age, sex, education or income.

Stroke Facts

  1. Stroke kills more than 130,000 Americans each year—that’s 1 out of every 20 deaths. Reference: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, www.cdc.gov
  2. Someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds. Every 4 minutes, someone dies of stroke. Reference: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, www.cdc.gov
  3. Every year, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke. About 610,000 of these are first or new strokes. Reference: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, www.cdc.gov
  4. About 185,00 strokes—nearly 1 of 4—are in people who have had a previous stroke. Reference: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, www.cdc.gov
  5. Stroke costs the United States an estimated $33 billion each year. This total includes the cost of health care services, medicines to treat stroke, and missed days of work. Reference: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, www.cdc.gov
  6. Stroke is a leading cause of serious long-term disability. Stroke reduces mobility in more than half of stroke survivors age 65 and over. Reference: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, www.cdc.gov


SENS from Research to Device

To be able to produce the SENS prototype and start clinical trials, your contributions are required. 


Once we will have the first results on the patients that were suffered the brain disorders, we will move forward to develop small-home SENS device that can be used at home, without requiring medical assistance. 



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