30.12.2021-University of Coimbra realizes pioneering clinical trial with medical device to train children's brains at home. The new treatment approach was developed under the European project STIPED.
You already know that the University of Coimbra is a reference in the most prestigious research projects in Europe.
This time, a multidisciplinary team of scientists from the University of Coimbra (UC) will conduct the first clinical trial in Portugal with an innovative treatment for children and adolescents suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), to be carried out at home.
This trial is part of the STIPED project in which doctors, psychologists, mathematicians, engineers, and bioethics experts from 10 universities, clinics and companies across Europe collaborate, a project that has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.
Its main goal is to find alternatives to replace "traditional therapeutic options, based on medication, which in the case of autism are merely symptomatic and often with severe side effects," says Miguel Castelo-Branco, coordinator of the Portuguese team and professor at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra (FMUC).
The project will run for a period of five years until December 31st, 2021, and is coordinated by the University of Kiel (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel), in Germany.