Is the Boost near-infrared light (photo) stimulation safe?

Modified on Fri, 16 Feb at 11:13 AM

The Boost mode tPBM (transcranial Photobiomodulation) used by the Headset is considered non-invasive by the FDA.

The near-infrared (NIR) wavelengths used by our headset are not ionizing, which means they do not carry any risk of altering genetic material. Additionally, our headset uses LEDs, not lasers, which are emitted away from the head. The energy dose is controlled by the app, and there are cooldown periods between successive uses to ensure safe usage. Click here to read more about the cooldown periods.

While our LEDs are capable of outputting light with higher intensity than the sun, the amount of energy transferred is very similar to what you would experience from the sun. Moreover, the LEDs are not constantly on during use, and some of the light is absorbed by hair, with energy intensity falling off with distance.

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