Brain Training Revolutionized
Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation or tDCS is an emerging technology in the scientific field where small electrodes are placed on the scalp and a low level current is run between them. This small electrical current stimulates the underlying neurons in the brain to be more or less apt to fire. This has proven to be both safe and effective with a wide range of applications from rehabilitation of stroke patients to cognitive enhancement in intact people. At the moment, the pentagon is utilizing this technology to train drone pilots and army snipers which cuts their training time in half. Brain training with tDCS has the ability to greatly improve elements of memory, cognition, fine motor skills, etc. Brainstorm is a company which seeks to put the power of this technology into the hands of everyone. The prototype for a mobile, wearable, and user-friendly tDCS headset is now in development and will become commercially available in the near future.
Meet our team
David graduated as a member of the Colgate class of 2014 with a degree in Cellular Neuroscience. What started out as Dave's simple personal project quickly grew into the development of Brainstorm Technologies. He has worked excessively in the hopes of making his vision of a personal tDCS into a commercially viable reality. Aside from his work with Brainstorm, Dave has interned with a Harvard-Mass General affiliated lab which treats patients through neuromodulation including the clinical application of transcranial Direct Current Stimulation.
VP Research & Design
Alex is currently a Junior at Colgate, who is majoring in Behavioral Neuroscience and following the pre-med track. After hearing about the promising field of tDCS from David, he was happy to join the venture. Aside from his work on Brainstorm, Alex interned at the Columbia University Medical Center Office of Pediatric Heart and Liver Transplant Research this past summer.