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tDCS Research

Read the latest scientific literature on Halo Sport and tDCS.

Fine Motor Skill - Music

Halo Sport accelerates fine motor skill learning by up to 60% over controls

Halo Neuroscience, White Paper, 2016.

Sports

Halo Sport improves jumping ability compared to control condition

Halo Neuroscience, White Paper, 2016.

General - Safety

Data from +1,000 individuals shows Halo Sport is safe

Halo Neuroscience, White Paper, 2016.

Surgery

tDCS increases surgical skill of medical students by up to 30%

Ciechanski et al. 2017

Sports

tDCS devices like Halo Sport are increasingly used in sports training

Edwards et al. 2017

Music

tDCS increases rate of fine motor skill acquisition in both trained (+35%) and untrained hand

Waters et al. 2017

General - Review

Review: effects of transcranial electrical stimulation on physical and cognitive performance

Yavari et al. 2017

Rehab

tDCS combined with visualization improves posture by 5%

Saruco et al. 2017

General - Review

tDCS before and during training improves performance across a variety of exercises

Angius et al. 2017

Sports

tDCS helps motor learning in older adults by 50%-100%

Fujiyama et al. 2017

General - Review

Review: impact of tDCS on neuron function

Das et al. 2016

General - Review

tDCS can enhance movement learning in healthy individuals and injured individuals

Ammann et al. 2016

Sports

tDCS increases leg muscle endurance by 10%

Angius et al. 2016

Rehab

tDCS improves balance by 40-60%

Kaminski et al. 2016

Mechanism

Support cells in the brain help boost plasticity following neurostimulation

Monai et al. 2016

Mechanism

tDCS boosts plasticity and memory by +15% via changes in protein expression

Podda et al. 2016

Mechanism

tDCS increases synchronization of neurons directly controlling muscle activation

Dutta et al. 2015

Rehab - Review

tDCS facilitates motor learning after stroke

Kang et al. 2016

General - Review

Review: principles, applications and mechanisms of action of tDCS

Nitsche et al. 2015

General

tDCS increases hand dexterity by 10%

Pavlova et al. 2014

Sports

tDCS increases muscle activation by 10-15%

Krishnan et al. 2014

Fine Motor Skills

tDCS enhances fine motor skill by 20-40%

Prichard et al. 2014

Fine Motor Skills - General

tDCS enhances dexterity in older adults by up to 16%

Hummel et al. 2010

Rehab

tDCS improves motor function by 20% in stroke patients

Lindenberg et al. 2010

Sports

tDCS induces a 20% increase in force production

Tanaka et al. 2009

General

Motor skill acquisition powered by tDCS lasts for months after training

Reis et al. 2009

Sports

tDCS increases endurance of the bicep muscle by up to 20%

Cogiamanian et al. 2007

Sports

tDCS in elite cyclists increases peak power output by 4%

Okano et al. 2013

Sports

tDCS increases shoulder rotation strength by 10-20%

Hazime et al. 2017

Mechanism

Brain stimulation increases synaptic strength (18%) and neurotrophin expression (300%)

Fritsch et al. 2010