Drum Echoes biofeedback wearable for ADHD

We are developing a personal biofeedback device for individuals with ADHD to assist them with self-management by using a variety of effective therapies and techniques. This device will have sensors to detect stress levels in real time. The sensors will  function in conjunction with the therapeutic features for the most optimal results. The goal is to help the person function more independently, achieve higher grades in school, increase work productivity, have better relationships and improve their overall quality of life. It will also give schools the opportunity to have more inclusive, interactive classroom environments, producing greater success while reducing the need for expensive accommodations. MATT'S EXPERIENCES AND DISCOVERIES  Matt started playing drums at the age of 2 which was also the age his first symptoms of Tourette Syndrome and ADHD began.  Matt’s symptoms as a youngster were extreme, however he learned the power of music and the arts in coping with his symptoms.  His symptoms disappear when he is playing the drums! Over the years growing up, Matt has learned how to manage, survive, succeed and live a fulfilling life from his life experiences, challenges growing up with Tourette's, extensive experience with percussion instruments, support from family, friends, and appropriate supports in school.  Additionally, he learned about the critical need for appropriate supports for students with Tourette and ADHD from his mother, the Education Specialist for the Tourette Association of America since 2003. In 2003, Matt started his company Drum Echoes, Inc.  Through his company, he has had the privilege of working and drumming with thousands of gifted children and adults with ADHD across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Australia.  Matt has learned the challenges they have in common in schools, workplace and in their family and social lives.  He has learned what their needs are, as well as the solutions and therapies which were most effective.  Matt is integrating these solutions and therapies into this new wearable technology. ADHD is the most common neurological disorder in the U.S. 9.4% (6.1 Million) children ages 2-17 in the U.S. have ADHD 4.4% (8 million) adults in the U.S. have ADHD  Productivity and income losses $87-$138 billion Overall costs of adults with ADHD $105-$194 billion Untreated adults with ADHD lose an average of 22 days of productivity per year  25-40% adults in the criminal justice system have ADHD  STUDIES 98 music therapy case studies on children with ADHD averaged 4.1 overall effectiveness on a scale of 1 - 5 Arts Integration Education, 2009-2012 Students achieving or surpassing standards for reading grew from 73% to 81%, Math 62% to 77%. 2009-2011 disciplinary problems decreased 23% WE NEED YOUR HELP! Many people with ADHD are brilliant and gifted but struggle to reach their fullest potential.  They can live a fulfilling life and have a lot to offer this world if given the right support and tools. We need to raise money to get this concept built into a working prototype. I’m trying to raise $1,500 to pay $500 for 3 license therapists to finish the specs for the therapeutic features.  PLEASE DONATE AND HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE! It takes a community for us all to move forward.  Let’s come together, to work together, to grow together! Please visit our website: drum-echoes.com/biofeedback-wearable THANK YOU!

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Matt Giordano 
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Saint Petersburg, FL
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