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The aim of this HMZ flagship project is to develop and validate a mobile point-of-care sleep modulation technology and to apply it to various neurological, mental and systemic diseases. Sleep offers largely unexplored possibilities for diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic approaches.
By means of precisely timed acoustic signals, it is possible to either amplify or reduce the amplitude of the brain slow waves during deep sleep, depending on when the acoustic stimulation occurs. We develop this novel technology to make it usable in home setting and validate its efficacy in healthy individuals and patients. Our five work packages cover the following research areas: