Development and clinical testing of the medical device for vagus nerve stimulation in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease - VGuard.
Project No.: RPLD.01.02.02-10-0067/17-00.
Project co-financed by Regional Operational Programme for Lodzkie Voivodeship for 2014 – 2020, Priority I: Research, development and commercialization of knowledge; Activity I.2: Investments of enterprises in research and innovation; Sub-activity I.2.2:
R&D projects of enterprises, Competition no.: RPLD.01.02.02-10-0067/17-00.
The main goal of the project is to create medical device dedicated for older population with cognitive disorders (especially with Alzheimer’s disease).
The role of the device is to stimulate (non-invasively) the brain . This intervention will modify activity of neuron networks in specific brain areas. Mild electrostimulation (on low parameters) influences neurons activity mainly in the hippocampal formation. This structure is responsible for learning, memory consolidation and spatial navigation. Hence that, the main goal of the device is to help older population with cognitive disfunction to boost memory.
Device is dedicated for patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), specially for patients with Alzheimer’s disease or Dementia above 60 years old.
Cogniguard treatment will be a pioneering solution on a global scale, introducing a new method of therapy delaying the development or reducing symptoms of the disease. What is important VGuard device will be working in wireless bluetooth connection to personal mobile devices, what allow to save the stimulation parameters and quickly facilitate the personalization of the therapy.