Kathleen Richards graduated from Florida Institute of Technologies with a business degree in 2019 just before the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to that, she had been trained as a day trader by the Online Trading Academy. Kathleen has been combining these skills at SOFTCOMPTECH since January of 2020. She works on a varitey of projects including this website.
Experience with Neurological Devices
Over the years, I have taken many QEEG’s that consist of a lot gel that gets put through a cap to stick the electrodes onto my head. The psychologists were trying to determine which method of Neurofeedback would be best suited to improve my attention span and make me less compulsive. I have also had some EEG’s done in the hospital because I got seizures as an adult. I also had 24 -hour ambulatory EEG’s done where I went home with electrodes and cap filled with pasty gel overnight. I even stayed in the hospital with the EEG cap on my head for three days out of five days because I would keep moving around in a way that would unravel the electrodes. The gel and pastes that are used for these tests are extremely hard to maneuver in because they keep falling off your head, leaving messy residues of pasty gels. I would always have to get my hair professionally washed and blown dry at a beauty salon right after taking one of these tests.
At one point I was treated by The Institute for a Quiet Mind in Elkins Park, PA. Once again, the results were dissapointing. However, they introcuded me to a different type of electrodes that used salt water as a connection medium instead of connection paste. After a treatment I could go back to normal activities without the extensive clean-up that I had experienced in the past. I could not picture trading with this messy paste on my head. A clean connection was a requirement for any tDCS device that I would reccommend.
Full Disclousure Regarding My Use of tDCS
I have never used LIFTiD or any other tDCS device. Because I am autistic and epileptic, SOFTCOMPTECH will not allow me to use this device while working. I have seen it used at SOFTCOMPTECH. It appears to enhance focus. It does not act as a distraction.