All it takes is a picowatt

My name is Trevor DeVore. In my day job I'm the CTO of a company. But in my spare time I help people suffering from symptoms related to brain injuries. For two years I struggled through life with a seriously damaged brain. My struggles ended, however, when I was introduced to a treatment that targets specific neural pathways with a 1 picowatt signal in order to recalibrate the injured brain's electrical system. Now a group I work with is looking for a technology partner who can build an automated device that will bring this treatment to people all over the world.

A Simple Treatment That Recalibrates the Brain

In 2014 I was introduced to Dr. Mary Lee Esty at the Brain Wellness and Biofeedback Center in Bethesda, Maryland. There I was treated with a neurofeedback technique developed by Dr. Esty over more than 20 years. The treatment protocol I received was short, effective, and had lasting effects.

Each session was no more than 4 minutes and the protocol involved approximately 14 sessions. I would sit in a recliner and small electrodes were placed on my head at very precise locations that were tailored to my particular condition (electrodes were placed at different locations each visit). These electrodes monitored my brain activity and responded by sending a 1 picowatt electrical pulse back to my brain. As a result my brain recalibrated itself to its pre-injury state and my symptoms went away. A picowatt is in the range of energy that the brain itself produces. The lower power involved is probably why the treatment produces virtually no adverse reactions.

When I got better I referred my friend Brad who is a retired CIA operative. Years earlier he had contracted Guillain-Barré syndrome and was suffering from symptoms similar to mine. His brain responded to the treatment as well. In the years since I first visited Dr. Esty and her staff I have seen many others go through the treatments and get better. Many of the stories are nothing short of miraculous. The treatment is highly effective and the pilot studies which have been done confirm it.

Dr. Mary Lee Esty is the person people go to see when nothing else works for their MTBI/TBI and PTSD related symptoms.

The Problem - Scaling to Meet the Need

Unfortunately there is a significant problem with the treatment procedure that is administered at the Brain Wellness and Biofeedback Center - it cannot scale in its current form. The treatment procedure requires that a person place electrodes in very specific locations on the scalp. It requires a lot of training and there is too much room for human error on the part of the technician administering the treatment. Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI), such as concussions, and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) affect millions of people and it just isn't possible to scale the treatment to fulfill the need.

A Technology Solution

So how can a proven treatment for MTBI/TBI and PTSD be made available to everyone who needs it? The solution is to create a device which automatically administers Dr. Esty's treatment protocols. If the right technology company were to step forward then a portable, low-cost device with an automated, patentable delivery system could be built. These devices could be used in hospitals, clinics, and in the field.

The treatment that Dr. Esty has pioneered needs a champion in the technology sector. Perhaps you represent a company that could be that champion? If so please contact me and we can start a discussion. If not, please share this with anybody you know who may be able to help.

Trevor DeVore

Artistic rendering of a handheld device that automates treatments

Artistic rendering of a handheld device that automates treatments