In the Matter of Carrot Neurotechnology, Inc., File No. 1423132 #00039

Submission Number:
00039
Commenter:
Andrea Facoetti
State:
Outside the United States
Initiative Name:
In the Matter of Carrot Neurotechnology, Inc., File No. 1423132
Dear FTC Staff, I'm Professor Facoetti, from the University of Padua, Italy, I published several papers in rehabilitation especially about the visual aspects in dyslexia on the top ranked international journals. I would like to express my complete support to Professor Seitz, which is clearly one of the top young scientist in the world of Vision Science that published in the top ranked journals with amazing consistency. I'm more than convinced that the approach proposed by Prof. Seitz is beneficial and it is clearly supported by important studies published in the international top ranked journals: It have to be clear that to reach such high level journals it is necessary to pass very rigorous peer review process done by the best scientists in the field. Up to my knowledge many treatment software are sold, on a regular basis, without any scientific validation. On the contrary the app proposed by such a respected scientist as Prof. Seitz is, it is clearly supported by solid scientific literature. If you deny that you out in danger the dedication and professionalism of Prof. Seitz in front of the general audience while he brilliantly scientifically demonstrated the efficacy of his approach. Moreover the FTC is harming the public by fining Prof. Seitz (with such a huge amount of money that will put him in debts for years at best...) for just doing an excellent job in translating lab studies in very affordable instruments that are beneficial to the people. It is also very important to note that double blind standard is not the single measure of scientific efficacy, I bet that no one that works in science would support that idea. Based on all the problems listed above I would like to ask you to not proceed in the action that you started against Prof. Seitz, it would be extremely unfair to him and also to all the scientific community. Best regards, Prof. Andrea Facoetti, PhD