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Who can (and can't) use Modius?
Is there a minimum age for this product?
Modius is intended to be used only by adults age 18 and over.
Is Modius recommended for everyone?
We do not recommend using Modius if you have an implanted cardiac pacemaker or defibrillator, or a deep brain stimulation device, as there is a small possibility the electrical pulses from the devices could interfere with one another. Modius is a vestibular nerve stimulator. Thus we do not recommend using Modius if you suffer from chronic vestibular nerve dysfunction, vertigo, mal de debarquement syndrome or inner ear problems – e.g. Ménière’s disease. Individuals with epilepsy should consult t
Can Modius be used if I have a pacemaker?
No, we err on the side of caution as Modius delivers a small electrical pulse and we don’t want that to interfere with the functioning of the pacemaker. Modius has not been tested on anyone with a pacemaker.
Would the headset aggravate conditions like tinnitus or vertigo?
There is no evidence to suggest that would be the case. However, it’s best to first discuss your individual case with your family doctor.
Can I use Modius if I have a Cochlear Implant?
No, unfortunately if you have a Cochlear Implant you should not use Modius.
Can I use Modius if I am pregnant?
We do not recommend using Modius if you are pregnant. We have not tested the headset on individuals who are pregnant and therefore cannot be certain about any potential side effects. Please avoid using Modius until after your baby is born.
Can people with epilepsy use Modius?
Modius stimulates the brain’s vestibular (balance) system. Whilst this should not affect most people with epilepsy, it could trigger a seizure in someone with reflex vestibular epilepsy. Potential users with epilepsy should first chat things over with their family doctor.
Could Modius SLIM help with mood, depression or stress?
Modius SLIM is only intended to be used to assist with weight loss and weight management, though quite a few of the early users have reported that they feel very relaxed and sleep better when using the headset. We haven't studied how the device may affect mood or stress levels however, but are interested in hearing about any individual experiences.
Can Modius SLIM be used for people with eating disorders?
Eating disorders are complex psychological issues which tend to need layered and multi-faceted medical intervention. People with an eating disorder should seek professional medical advice before using Modius SLIM.
Does Modius SLIM work on a person with an underactive thyroid?
Having an under active thyroid does not necessarily mean you cannot use Modius SLIM, but you should speak to your healthcare practitioner before putting on a headset.
Can I use Modius if I have diabetes?
Having diabetes (type 1 or 2) does not necessarily mean you cannot use Modius, but you may wish to speak to your doctor or healthcare practitioner before putting on a headset.
Is Modius SLIM effective for an obese person?
Modius SLIM is intended to help with weight loss and weight management goals. However, it should not be used as a stand alone treatment for obesity. Individuals with a diagnosis of obesity should consult their doctor or healthcare provider before use.
Is Modius suitable for women in menopause?
Menopausal women are not necessarily precluded from using Modius, but it does not treat menopause. Consult with your doctor or healthcare professional if you have any concerns before using Modius.
Will this product interfere with medications?
Modius stimulates the vestibular (balance) system and is intended solely to assist adults in achieving their weight loss and weight management goals. We would suggest that you first discuss your own situation with your family doctor before putting on a headset.
Does Modius work equally well on both genders?
From users' self-reported data, Modius is effective for both men and women. We hope that our year-long trial data will help determine more fully whether there is a gender difference.