Why the blog?

In late 2015, I started making “hats” and other items using red and near infrared lights. They have been given them to people to try out. At the moment people with the following conditions are using home-made trans-cranial light hats:

  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Alzheimer’s┬áDisease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Depression
  • Meige’s Syndrome
  • Motor Neurone Disease.

All are extraordinary people, all with hope that something might improve their health, but also with hope that their experience with the lights will translate into useful information for future treatments.

It made sense to collate the information into one place, to summarise the research, create and maintain a list of references on the effects of red/near infrared light, to chart the ongoing experiences with the lights, to document the changes in the design of the home-made lights and give detailed instructions about how anyone can make a light hat. Hence this blog.

Red and near infrared lights – what are they? More

How do brain cells react to red and near infrared lights? More

How the red/near infrared light hats evolved. More

DIY light hat – make your own one-wavelength Cossack. More

2 thoughts on “Why the blog?”

  1. I emailed professorMitrofanis seeking information on how to make a red light helmet. I was surprised and delighted when I received an immediate , friendly and detailed reply pointing me towards the blog. I have since read the core paper and have just completed buildingan Eliza and am making one for a friend. A big thank you to all involved in this most valuable network.

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