tDCS Research

Read the latest scientific literature on Halo Sport and transcranial direct current stimulation.

Featured Study: Huang et al. 2019

Halo Sport enhances sprint cycling performance by 17%

In the latest peer-reviewed, placebo-controlled study, researchers found that Halo Sport increased mean power output in repeated sprint cycling trials and improved cognitive performance.

45% Faster Results

With identical training, Halo Sport users reached goal performance 5 days sooner compared to a control group (45% faster).

USA Ski team results

45% Faster Results

With identical training, Halo Sport users reached goal performance 5 days sooner compared to a control group (45% faster).

USA Ski team results

Skill

All movement is learned in the brain

Playing piano, squatting a barbell, and running a marathon look different — but your brain learns each of these movements the same way. While the pathways in the brain that produce each movement differ, they're all created through repetition and plasticity.

Featured Study: Park et al. 2019

Halo Sport improves running endurance by 15%

Independent researchers found that participants ran 15% longer at 80% of VO2 max when receiving transcranial direct current stimulation with Halo Sport compared to placebo stimulation.

45% Faster Results

With identical training, Halo Sport users reached goal performance 5 days sooner compared to a control group (45% faster).

USA Ski team results

45% Faster Results

With identical training, Halo Sport users reached goal performance 5 days sooner compared to a control group (45% faster).

USA Ski team results

Skill

All movement is learned in the brain

Playing piano, squatting a barbell, and running a marathon look different — but your brain learns each of these movements the same way. While the pathways in the brain that produce each movement differ, they're all created through repetition and plasticity.

45% Faster Results

With identical training, Halo Sport users reached goal performance 5 days sooner compared to a control group (45% faster).

USA Ski team results

Featured Study: Huang et al. 2019

Halo Sport Enhances Cycling Performance by 17%

In the latest peer-reviewed, placebo-controlled study, independent researchers found that Halo Sport significantly improved mean power output and cognitive performance.

45% Faster Results

With identical training, Halo Sport users reached goal performance 5 days sooner compared to a control group (45% faster).

US Ski and Snowboard Results

Skill

All movement is learned in the brain

Playing piano, squatting a barbell, and running a marathon look different — but your brain learns each of these movements the same way. While the pathways in the brain that produce each movement differ, they're all created through repetition and plasticity.

45% Faster Results

With identical training, Halo Sport users reached goal performance 5 days sooner compared to a control group (45% faster).

USA Ski team results

Featured Study: Huang et al. 2019

Halo Sport enhances sprint cycling performance by 17%

In the latest peer-reviewed, placebo-controlled study, researchers found that Halo Sport increased mean power output in repeated sprint cycling trials and improved cognitive performance.

45% Faster Results

With identical training, Halo Sport users reached goal performance 5 days sooner compared to a control group (45% faster).

US Ski and Snowboard Results

Skill

All movement is learned in the brain

Playing piano, squatting a barbell, and running a marathon look different — but your brain learns each of these movements the same way. While the pathways in the brain that produce each movement differ, they're all created through repetition and plasticity.

45% Faster Results

With identical training, Halo Sport users reached goal performance 5 days sooner compared to a control group (45% faster).

USA Ski team results

Featured Study: Huang et al. 2019

Halo Sport Enhances Cycling Performance by 17%

In the latest peer-reviewed, placebo-controlled study, independent researchers found that Halo Sport significantly improved mean power output and cognitive performance.

45% Faster Results

With identical training, Halo Sport users reached goal performance 5 days sooner compared to a control group (45% faster).

US Ski and Snowboard Results

Skill

All movement is learned in the brain

Playing piano, squatting a barbell, and running a marathon look different — but your brain learns each of these movements the same way. While the pathways in the brain that produce each movement differ, they're all created through repetition and plasticity.

Featured Study:​ Park et al. 2019

Halo Sport improves running endurance by 15%

Independent researchers found that participants ran 15% longer at 80% of VO2 max when receiving transcranial direct current stimulation with Halo Sport compared to placebo stimulation.

45% Faster Results

With identical training, Halo Sport users reached goal performance 5 days sooner compared to a control group (45% faster).

USA Ski team results

45% Faster Results

With identical training, Halo Sport users reached goal performance 5 days sooner compared to a control group (45% faster).

US Ski and Snowboard Results

Skill

All movement is learned in the brain

Playing piano, squatting a barbell, and running a marathon look different — but your brain learns each of these movements the same way. While the pathways in the brain that produce each movement differ, they're all created through repetition and plasticity.

Paper Library

Fine Motor Skill - Music

Halo Sport accelerates fine motor skill learning by up to 60% over controls

Halo Neuroscience, White Paper, 2016.

Fine Motor Skill - Music

tDCS leads to a 30% increase in speed and accuracy on a piano task

Waters-Metenier et al. 2014

Sports

tDCS increases cycling endurance by 10-20%

Vitor-Costa et al. 2015

45% Faster Results

With identical training, Halo Sport users reached goal performance 5 days sooner compared to a control group (45% faster).

USA Ski team results

Featured Study: Huang et al. 2019

Halo Sport Enhances Cycling Performance by 17%

In the latest peer-reviewed, placebo-controlled study, independent researchers found that Halo Sport significantly improved mean power output and cognitive performance.

45% Faster Results

With identical training, Halo Sport users reached goal performance 5 days sooner compared to a control group (45% faster).

US Ski and Snowboard Results

Skill

All movement is learned in the brain

Playing piano, squatting a barbell, and running a marathon look different — but your brain learns each of these movements the same way. While the pathways in the brain that produce each movement differ, they're all created through repetition and plasticity.

General - Safety

tDCS safety profile analysis: Absence of serious adverse effects in +32,000 sessions

Bikson et al. 2016

Sports

Halo Sport improves running endurance by 15% over control

Park et al. 2019

Sports

Halo Sport enhances sprint cycling and cognitive performance

Huang et al. 2019

Sports

tDCS increases jump height by 11% and peak power by +5%

Lattari et al. 2017

Sports

Halo Sport improves jumping ability compared to control condition

Halo Neuroscience, White Paper, 2016.

General - Safety

Data from +1,000 individuals shows Halo Sport is safe

Halo Neuroscience, White Paper, 2016.

Cognition

tDCS increases multitasking performance by 28%

Hsu et al. 2015

Sports

Halo Sport accelerates strength development by +20% over controls

Halo Neuroscience, White Paper, 2016.

Cognition

tDCS increases problem-solving ability by up to 25%

Cerruti et al. 2009

Fine Motor Skill - Surgery

tDCS increases surgical skill of medical students by up to 30%

Ciechanski et al. 2017

Sports

tDCS devices like Halo Sport are increasingly used in sports training

Edwards et al. 2017

Fine Motor Skill - Music

tDCS increases rate of fine motor skill acquisition in both trained (+35%) and untrained hand

Waters et al. 2017

General - Review

Review: effects of transcranial electrical stimulation on physical and cognitive performance

Yavari et al. 2017

Functional Movement

tDCS combined with visualization improves posture by 5%

Saruco et al. 2017

General - Review

tDCS before and during training improves performance across a variety of exercises

Angius et al. 2017

Sports

tDCS helps motor learning in older adults by 50%-100%

Fujiyama et al. 2017

General - Review

Review: Impact of transcranial direct current stimulation on neuron function

Das et al. 2016

Mechanism

Support cells in the brain help boost plasticity following neurostimulation

Monai et al. 2016

Sports

tDCS increases leg muscle endurance by 10%

Angius et al. 2016

Functional Movement

tDCS improves balance by 40-60%

Kaminski et al. 2016

Mechanism

tDCS boosts plasticity by +15% via changes in protein expression

Podda et al. 2016

General - Review

Review: principles, applications and mechanisms of action of tDCS

Nitsche et al. 2015

Mechanism

tDCS increases synchronization of neurons directly controlling muscle activation

Dutta et al. 2015

Sports

tDCS increases muscle activation by 10-15%

Krishnan et al. 2014

Fine Motor Skill

tDCS enhances fine motor skill by 20-40%

Prichard et al. 2014

General

tDCS increases hand dexterity by 10%

Pavlova et al. 2014

Sports

tDCS increases endurance of the bicep muscle by up to 20%

Cogiamanian et al. 2007

Sports

tDCS induces a 20% increase in force production

Tanaka et al. 2009

Fine Motor Skill

Transcranial direct current stimulation enhances dexterity in older adults by up to 16%

Hummel et al. 2010

Mechanism

Brain stimulation increases synaptic strength (18%) and neurotrophin expression (300%)

Fritsch et al. 2010

Sports

tDCS in elite cyclists increases peak power output by 4%

Okano et al. 2013

General

Motor skill acquisition powered by tDCS lasts for months after training

Reis et al. 2009

Sports

tDCS increases shoulder rotation strength by 10-20%

Hazime et al. 2017