Innovative technology for tracking and improving core symptoms of ADHD

Takeaway

  • Commercially available wearable devices can be used to improve core symptoms in young people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), by tracking their movement, and providing visual and haptic feedback.  

Why this matters ?

  • Inattention and hyperactivity are behaviors that result from core symptoms of ADHD and are very difficult for parents or caregivers to monitor and modify.

  • According to the authors, no prior therapies have targeted these symptoms using automated biofeedback in situ.

  • While wearable mobile devices with movement-tracking features using accelerometer data and the ability to provide feedback to users are currently available, these technologies have not been used for treatment purposes.