I’ve had a query about 12V near-infrared LED strip, especially 850nm LED strip.
You can see 850nm, but only just! 850nm is at the very edge of the eye’s ability to see. If you turn on the 850nm LED strip in a dark room, you will see a nice pale red glow. It’s red, but to our eyes it seems pretty dim. That’s good, that means it is working.
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Hot off the press is a peer-reviewed journal article describing the observations of people with Parkinson’s disease using transcranial red and near infrared light hats on a daily basis.
The title of the article is a hoot: The “Buckets”: Early Observations on the Use of Red and Infrared Light Helmets in Parkinson’s Disease Patients.
The authors are: Catherine L. Hamilton, Hala El Khoury, David Hamilton, Frank Nicklason, and John Mitrofanis.
The article is published in: Photobiomodulation, Photomedicine, and Laser Surgery.http://doi.org/10.1089/photob.2019.4663
Here is a link to the abstract, or you can download the full article.
Circuit diagrams for DIY red light hat.
This post comes courtesy of Michael, designer of the Cossack light hat and star of the DIY Cossack movie.
Michael has made available diagrams and information for those who understand these things.
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This medical journal article should have been posted ages ago. My apologies for being so slow in making it available to you.
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Make your own Cossack red light hat.
Making the Cossack Hat Frame*
Michael provided additional information for the DIY Cossack movie.
MEASURE THE CIRCUMFERENCE.
Take a generous length of the hat padding being used, and
- Fit around the head like a head band.
- Adjust to fit comfortably around the head and stick together with adhesive tape .
- Don’t cut the foam yet!
- Mark the join,
- Add 2cm to make the band a bit looser, then
- Cut the padding and tape the ends together to form a circle.
Adjust this head
band for easy slip-on comfort and for it
to have a jaunty tilt towards the back of head. Once satisfied with this,
measure the final length. This is the final basic circumference for the
preparation of the wire mesh frame.
MEASURE THE HEIGHT OF THE HAT.
Like the circumference, this will depend on the individual.
Typically, 9 squares deep (=120mm) is a good height and allows for either an elastic suspension, or for some 6mm foam pads stuck to the top.
A simple paper or cardboard pattern helps to determine these dimensions.
- Cut a paper pattern 150mm high and the above circumference.
- Mark the 9 square(120mm) position, and
- Tape the pattern into a hat shape.
- Check the height to the top of the head, and
- Cut the paper to the height needed to fit a padded top for the hat.
* Wire ends are sharp and can cause cuts. So please wear gloves!
Click on the link above to watch Michael making a basic one-wavelength Cossack light hat.
Thanks to Michael for demonstrating, David for filming and Michael for editing.