Spectrally Tunable Light Therapies
Light exposure is known to exert a number of effects on the nervous system; it affects our circadian rhythms and sleep, and influences our alertness and arousal. It affects our responses to pain, modulates cognitive and emotional processes, and has been implicated in both stress and depression. Light is also responsible for photosensitivity and photophobia that affects many people.
Multiple photoreceptors in the retina are sensitive to different parts of the visible light spectrum, sending signals to many regions of the brain. In order to effectively modulate these signals, we need to selectively tune exposure to different parts of the spectrum, and then control the intensity, timing, duration, and pattern of exposure to suit individual needs.
Recent LED lighting technology innovations now allow the development of such tunable arrays, presenting the opportunity to develop individualized light exposure therapies. Such a solution consists of the tunable module and a controller, put into the hands of practitioners who possess the knowledge of how to tune light to address individual needs.
NeuroSense has developed both the product specifications and guidelines for use of spectrally tunable LED lighting in healthcare applications. This platform can complement existing wellness and clinical procedures and practices to deliver effective treatments with measurable outcomes. We are partnering with select manufacturers to build these platforms, developing new market channels and revenue models, and will be bringing products to the market in coming months.