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Virtual Reality and tACS for Performance Enhancement

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Virtual Reality and tACS for Performance Enhancement

The chronic stress of police work may reduce human performance through increases in anxiety, depression, pain, and insomnia. Land's End VR may teach mindful meditation that is associated with reduced anxiety, depression, pain, and insomnia. tACS may produce similar effects to Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) without the side effect risks of SSRIs by stimulating neurotransmitter production and modulating the default mode network, resulting in reduced anxiety, depression, pain, and insomnia. These two technologies have not been investigated as interventions among police officers. Therefore, we propose a pilot randomized waitlist-controlled crossover trial of the feasibility and efficacy of Land's End VR and tACS among police officers.

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Device - VR + TACS

TACS- A regulated class of transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS), called Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) by Fisher Wallace Laboratories (FWL) is FDA-Cleared to treat depression, anxiety, and insomnia (Proof of FDA clearance and 510k provided in the appendix). FWL tACS delivers weak non-invasive electrical stimulation (1-4 milliamps at 15, 500, and 15,000 Hz) to the frontal/temporal brain regions by electrodes placed above the temples. Land's End Virtual Reality Game Meta-a ...read more on ClinicalTrials.org

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Virtual Reality and tACS for Performance Enhancement

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NCT03636126

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