In tune or not, we humans sing and hum; in time or not, we clap and sway; in step or not, we dance and bounce. The human brain is hard-wired to distinguish music from noise and to respond to rhythm and repetition, tones and tunes. This is not a biologic accident, and it serves a purpose. Hence, music has been used to enhance human health and performance. The neurobiology of music is a highly specialized, and music combined with other sensory stimulations has major effects on many aspects of health, ranging from memory and mood to cardiovascular function and athletic performance.
To address the problems in patients with mood and cognitive disorder in association with (or without) pain by utilizing non-pharmacological methods to achieve the followings:
- Reduce Pill Burden and multiple medications (Polypharmacy)
Depression and pain are often accompanied by increasing numbers of health-related diagnoses and use of multiple medications (polypharmacy), which lead to high pill burden that overwhelms patients and is an area of concern for all patients for several reasons.
- Reduce Drug-Drug interactions
Potential of drug-drug interactions and toxicity are further increased by use of multiple drugs.
- Reduce “prescribing cascades.”
Prescribing cascade is when signs and symptoms (multiple and nonspecific) of an adverse drug reaction is misinterpreted as a disease and a new treatment/drug therapy is further added to the earlier prescribed treatment to treat the condition.
- Treat Mood Change and Depression prevalent in elderly
Depression is a mental and emotional disorder affecting millions of adults.
Many adults are also more likely to suffer from subsyndromal depression, which doesn’t always meet the full criteria for major depression. Depression can reduce quality of life, and it increases risk of suicide. Depression increases inflammation and raises the risk of other diseases such as dementia.
Introducing a non-pharmacological approach to improving mood and cognition using sensory input in combination with special music. The proprietary (patent pending) “iPACE Music IQ Therapy” is a unique music algorithm that can be run using the interactive ‘Hummingbird Program” for treating depression, and cognition and /or pain in a non-pharmacological way that is complementary with the medical treatments.
Using these proprietary interactive “iPACE Music IQ Therapy” music algorithm, patients are helped to fight depression and pain in a non-pharmacological method that is complimentary to medical treatments. The “Hummingbird” App’s proprietary AI programs will execute this proprietary algorithm to present music in variety of ways and combine them with many different sensory stimulations. The auditory, visual, olfactory senses are combined with biofeedback to potentiate the positive effects of the music seamlessly and effortlessly. These sensory inputs are delivered using many different digital media including Virtual Reality glasses in the market (Apple, iPhone, Samsung, CemtrexLabs, etc.). The specific and unique way of playing music in combination with the all-important hearing, sight and smell plus positive, encouraging and uplifting messages could lead to reduced anxiety, depression and alleviation of pain and improving concentration and cognition. This therapy can complement the drug-based therapies for depression, anxiety and pain.