The human brain is a fascinating and complex organ, and there’s still a great deal we don’t understand about it. Autism is a prime example of this because there still aren’t any concrete answers about what the disorder is or what causes it. However, we do know that early interventions can have beneficial impacts on autistic children, and one such intervention is the Mente Autism device, which aims to calm the minds of autistic children and help them to better engage with their environments, which has numerous benefits for children and their families alike.
The Goals of Mente Autism: Bringing Calm to the Lives of Autistic Children
Mente Autism is a medical device that has the power to calm the minds of children with autism, and it does this with pioneering neurofeedback technology. The device works like this: each morning, the child puts on the headband, inserts the earphones, and starts the device for a 40-minute session. During the session, the electroencephalography (EEG) device records and analyzes the child’s brainwaves, and uses a special algorithm to convert them into custom neurofeedback sounds that playback to the child through the earphones. In doing so, the device encourages the child’s brain to produce more beta and alpha waves—the ones associated with active mental engagement and deep thought—and fewer delta and theta waves—the ones associated with sleep and daydreaming. As a result, the child will feel calmer and more relaxed at the end of the session.
Helping Families to Lead More Holistic Lives
By helping to calm the brain, the Mente Autism device also has a number of other benefits for autistic children, including that it can improve communication skills, and this makes it easier for families to understand each other and engage in conversations. Many parents even report that their children will maintain eye contact longer after four to eight weeks of regular sessions. Another effect of the device is fewer tantrums and episodes of agitation and overall better behavior. The device is also beneficial in educational settings, because children who stick with sessions tend to have better focus, can maintain a longer attention span, and are more liable to participate in learning activities. In general, the additional calmness brought on by the Mente Autism device helps autistic children to better engage with their environments and surroundings, including when participating in creative play like role-playing games.
Although we still don’t understand a lot about autism, we do know that some early interventions can have major impacts on children, including the Mente Autism device. Along with helping children to be calmer, more engaged, and more communicative, the device also benefits families who want to connect more with their children. Beyond that, the success of the device has also spurred similar new technologies that will help people with other disorders, allowing them to live happier and healthier lives.
AAT Medical’s unique mission statement “to improve the lives of people with neurological conditions” & making in home-use and clinical solutions accessible and affordable sets us apart from other neurofeedback solutions. Mente Autism is the world’s first medical device for affordable home use specifically designed to help children relax their minds which in turn helps them to focus better and engage positively with their environment. We invite you to contact us or any of our distribution partners to learn more about this groundbreaking technology.