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Who can (and can't) use Modius?
Can Modius make me feel nauseous?
The vast majority of people who use Modius will not experience any side effects at all. In fact, most find wearing the headset a very relaxing experience. However, stimulation of the vestibular nerve may cause slight nausea and headaches for someone particularly sensitive to this, although symptoms are typically reported as mild and short-lived. However, if you are concerned about such symptoms, discontinue using Modius and consult your doctor. Since Modius activates a nerve associated with
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 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 have a pituitary condition?
Having a pituitary condition does not necessarily mean you cannot use Modius, 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 should speak to your doctor or healthcare practitioner before putting on a headset.
Can Modius 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.
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.
Can Modius give me headaches?
Modius shouldn’t cause headaches and the vast majority of users don’t experience any side effects with using the headset. We recommend using Modius at a low power level at the start (no higher than level 2 or 3) as it may take time for your body to get used to the stimulation (some people are more sensitive to this than others) and only working up through the power levels over time as your body gets used to it. It’s important to ensure you keep yourself well hydrated too, as many peopl
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.
Can this device assist with stress?
Many of our users have reported that they feel more relaxed and sleep better. We have not studied how the device may affect stress, but we are interested in hearing about any individual experiences.
Does Modius help with mood or depression?
Modius 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 de-stressed when using the headset.
Does Modius work equally well on both genders?
From users' self-reported data, it certainly seems that 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.
Does Modius work on a person with an underactive thyroid?
Having an under active thyroid does not necessarily mean you cannot use Modius, but you should speak to your healthcare practitioner before putting on a headset.
Is Modius effective for an obese person?
Modius 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 recommended for everyone?
Modius is to be used by adults age 18 and over only. 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’
Is Modius right for you?
Whilst the science behind Modius isn’t new, the technology applied within a consumer headset is so you may be wondering whether Modius is right for you. If any of the following apply, why not give it a go?… However, Modius won’t be for you if any of the below app
Is there a minimum age for this product?
Modius is intended to be used only by adults age 18 and over.
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.
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.