Addiction Neuromodulation System

In the prior Mitacs funding cluster, a clinical trial of opioid addiction was initiated and approved by both Health Canada and the ethics board of the Saint Joseph General Hospital. This research project expands upon that work. A smoking cravings reduction program using SmartStim transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has been initiated by NorDocs, and Quit4 (an established smoking cessation program) is an early adopter. The projects in this cluster all focus upon optimizing and studying this new business. Each intern’s project is related to investigating this novel paradigm for reducing cravings with tDCS, and investigating the details of the efficacy of this program. The benefits of this project to NorDocs include 1) the potential for improved adoption ofSmartStim technology by customers, 2) a better understanding of how to improve procedures related to SmartStim, and 3) the ability to identify trends in the cravings clinics and to adapt quickly in response to identified market needs.

Faculty Supervisor:

Dr. Miodrag Bolic


Herschel Caytak,Crystal Villeneuve & Haidong Wang


Brian Dressler Medicine Professional Corporation


Engineering - computer / electrical


Life sciences


University of Ottawa



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