Benjamin Syzek, student at the University of Michigan, has proposed to create a kit capable of producing a transcranial current to stimulate growth and cognitive performance up to 250%.
The kit, called tDCS, is considered a safe technology for brain stimulation. The system involves a constant current that reaches the brain through small electrodes. Despite the fact that energy will pass through the forehead, will not exceed 5mA current flow and will not adversely affect the human body, says the inventor.
The creator claims that his invention, which aims to improve cognitive performances, will not endanger the life. A proof of this is that similar systems are used even by specialists from DARPA, the ones of the U.S. Air Force and the University of New Mexico to train snipers and drone pilots.
Although Syzek claims that his invention is a safe method to increase learning ability, the device has not yet been tested or approved by regulators.
In previous research conducted by scientists from the University of New South Wales, Australia, was found that transcranial stimulation by electric current can help combat depression. Moreover, other studies over time have shown that this method increases memory and improves brain function in patients with schizophrenia.