The testing process was conducted in Salvador – Bahia, the insole returns a condition of better quality of life to users, it is as if removing the memory of the fear of falling and restores the memory of the happiness of walking freely again. Other positive results were observed in relation to vocal evocation by reducing spasms in vocal cords. Possibly the resonant pulses generated by the insole reveal muscle memories prior to the onset of Parkinson’s, activating dormant neurons.
Experiments were conducted with the therapy of the drug PROPANOLOL´S *, we urged a parkinsonian volunteer to walk in a corridor without help from third parties – many parkinsonians have a history of constant falls which makes them vulnerable to accidents in common places – the action of fear about having new accidents makes them noticeably slower, but not attentive, because they continue without the total control of the movements, provoked by the disease. The use of the insole was started minutes after application of the drug PROPRANOLOL HYDROCHLORIDE, a medication for use in regulating pressure, blocks the release of noradrenaline in the amygdala, the center of fear of the brain. The initial test was done the moment the memory of fear of falling was unstable, the drug interferes with the stabilization of the original memory of the fear of falling, works as if it were a pill of momentary oblivion. Norepinephrine is part of the brain’s anxiety signal, and during a frightening event, it blocks it after a memory, seeming to break the reconsolidation of part of the fear of memory.
The insole triggers the reactivation of muscle memory, making the parkinsonian remember the moments in which it moved before the disease, more easily. The constant use of the insole – 3 hours a day – develops a more effective cadence, promoting a more active muscular movement. In a way, every remembrance can be altered, as if it were a reeded computer file and saved again. The results with the insole were surprising at first, but there are not enough studies to prove the scientific efficacy, what we can attest is that in 76 volunteers the results were satisfactory with a percentage of 74% of effectiveness assessed by the Neurologists and Physiotherapists group.