adAPT for autism is a mobile app which delivers
APT therapy for kids and adults
with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

What is APT?
Auditory Processing Training

• Therapy program using modulated music.
• Designed to treat sound-hypersensitivity and central auditory processing problems in autism spectrum disorders.
• 4-Week program with two 30-minute sessions per day.

KEY FEATURES:
AUTOMATED HOME BASED SOLUTION

Automatic notifications by adAPT remind you when to play your next music session. This means that you can complete this therapy from the comfort of your home and there is no need for daily visits to a practitioner’s office to follow this program.

DESIGNED FOR THE ANDROID TABLET

Android based tablets provides a great combination of low price, optimal screen size and high performance. The low device cost translates to lower overall cost for the therapy. The high performance means that you can play a game or read a book while the APT music plays in the background.

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

COMING SOON

Tinnitus Re-Organization Training (TROT), which is the algorithm behind adAPT for tinnitus is not yet commercially available but is presently undergoing rigorous clinical and research testing to look at safety and efficacy. Assuming a successful clinical trial, it is expected that we will seek FDA approval for the TROT process in 2016. If you have any questions regarding TROT, please contact us using the link below.

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SCIENCE BEHIND THE TECHNOLOGY

Auditory Processing Training (APT) and Tinnitus Re-Organization Training (TROT) are the core algorithms behind adAPT for Autism and adAPT for tinnitus respectively. Both APT and TROT have their genesis in a single idea: to tap into the inherent ability of the human brain to re-wire in response to external environmental cues.

  • APT - Autism
  • TROT - Tinnitus

Developed by Drs. Lewine and Bangera, Auditory Processing Training (APT) is a novel therapeutic approach to the treatment of sound hyper-sensitivity and central auditory processing problems for children and adults with autism spectrum disorders and other acquired and developmental conditions characterized by auditory difficulties. APT is directly based upon more than two decades of electrophysiological and brain imaging research on how the nervous system processes auditory information in health and disease. APT uses a novel music modulation algorithm designed to take advantage of the brain’s inherent ability to re-organize in response to environment cues. This re-organization process, know as neural plasticity, provide a mechanism for re-wiring the brain to reduce sound-hypersensitivitiy and for improving information processing.

Also developed by Drs. Lewine and Bangera, Tinnitus Re-Organization Training (TROT) is a novel therapeutic approach to the treatment of noise-induced tinnitus [ringing in the ears], as is commonly seen in men and women returning from military service. TROT, like APT involves listening to modulated music, again with the detailed profile of modulation based upon our current understanding of the neurobiology of tinnitus. The TROT music is designed to re-organize the auditory cortex back to a pre-tinnitus state, and to disrupt abnormal hyper-synchrony that can result from hearing loss. The TROT music is combined with transcutaneous stimulation of the Vagus Nerve at the ear. The Vagus Nerve is one of the 12 cranial nerves of the central nervous system. Through non-invasive stimulation of the vagus, it is possible to augment the efficiency of plastic changes directed by the TROT music.

ABOUT US

We are a startup based out of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

BACKED BY SCIENCE

Our executive team of scientists guarantee that our products are backed by rigorous research and clinical testing for safety and efficacy.

AFFORDABLE SOLUTIONS

Given the rising costs of healthcare in the US, one of our primary goals is to produce solutions that are cost-effective and without any compromise in quality.

OUR TEAM

A quick look at the folks behind CADET.
Jeffrey D. Lewine, Ph.D.
Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Lewine is the chief science guru at CADET and leads the clinical and research operations. He is the prime developer of the APT and TROT algorithms, as implemented by Dr. Bangera. Dr. Lewine is internationally recognized for his brain imaging research in autism spectrum disorders and the invisible wounds of war such as traumatic brain injury, PTSD, and tinnitus.

He is also a Professor of Translational Neuroscience and the Director of Business Development for the Mind Research Network in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Dr. Lewine holds adjunct faculty appointments in the Departments of Neurology and Psychology at the University of New Mexico, and he is the Director of Neuroscience for Lovelace Scientific Resources.

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Dr. Lewine holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Rochester, and was previously a Director’s Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Dr. Lewine’s research leading up to the development of APT and TROT has been funded by several sources including the National Institutes of Health [NICHD and NICD], the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense, Cure Autism Now, the March of Dimes, the Wallace Foundation and NARSAD.

Nitin B. Bangera, Ph.D.
Founder & Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Bangera is responsible for converting the ideas hatched in our research lab at CADET into real world products. He is the software architect and UI designer of the adAPT platform. He is also the co-developer of the APT and TROT algorithms. His primary expertise is in the field of brain source imaging and signal analysis. He is proficient in advanced signal processing and developing scientific applications on multiple platforms.

He is also a Research Scientist at the Mind Research Network in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Dr. Bangera holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University. He was a doctoral researcher at the MIT/HMS/MGH Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging in Charlestown, MA and the University of California at San Diego. His doctoral research involved developing realistic head models with the aid of advances brain imaging techniques for improving the localization of brain sources which generate epileptic seizures.