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Lumos Labs ranked #13 Holder of Pervasive Neurotech Intellectual Property*

lumosity labsLumos Labs pro­duces the pop­u­lar brain train­ing web and mobile app named Lumos­ity. With 60 mil­lion reg­is­tered users, Lumos­ity is the world’s largest cog­ni­tive train­ing ser­vice. To date, Lumos Labs has raised over $70M in fund­ing, and the com­pany sig­nif­i­cantly expanded its IP port­fo­lio in 2014 through Read the rest of this entry »

El negocio del cerebro, al alza…también en español



El nego­cio del cere­bro, al alza (Diario Público):

Fer­nán­dez está firme­mente con­ven­cido del poten­cial que tiene el mer­cado de la neu­rotec­nología, aunque no se le escapa que todavía existe mucho ruido mediático al respecto. No es el único, puesto que Read the rest of this entry »

NeuroSky ranked #12 Holder of Pervasive Neurotech Intellectual Property*

neuro sky logoNeu­roSky is a ten-year-old pri­vate com­pany focused on biosen­sor inno­va­tion. Their pri­mary prod­ucts are EEG sen­sors (for the mind) and ECG sen­sors (for the body). Though Neu­roSky does have its own pro­pri­etary head­set, Mind­Wave, for use in com­puter appli­ca­tions and gam­ing, its ThinkGear EEG tech­nol­ogy Read the rest of this entry »

New in soccer: Improving concussion awareness via sensing “impact headbands”

Triax Technologies Abby Wambach


High-tech head­band boosts con­cus­sion detec­tion (CBS News):

Tech­nol­ogy has made it pos­si­ble for play­ers to keep track of how cer­tain hits are impact­ing their brains before a con­cus­sion takes them out of the game completely.

In 2013, (USA for­ward Abby) Wambach Read the rest of this entry »

Trend: From brain surgery towards non-invasive brain stimulation therapies




When Michelle Lane was inca­pac­i­tated by Parkinson’s dis­ease, her best option was brain surgery. Elec­tri­cal leads were sur­gi­cally implanted into her skull, and a pacemaker-like device installed to deliver elec­tri­cal sig­nals to the move­ment region of the brain.

Now Read the rest of this entry »

General Electric ranked #11 Holder of Pervasive Neurotech Intellectual Property*

GE LogoGen­eral Elec­tric is a multi­na­tional con­glom­er­ate and one of the largest com­pa­nies in the US. GE, through its Health­care divi­sion, man­u­fac­tures a range of prod­ucts related to non­in­va­sive neu­rotech­nol­ogy.  Read the rest of this entry »

Looking for a mental edge, more professional athletes adopt brain training apps



Brain train­ing gain­ing momen­tum as new app for ath­letes to be unveiled (ESPN):

Brain sci­ence for ath­letes is get­ting more atten­tion, not only as scrutiny over con­cus­sion test­ing becomes greater with reports of long term dam­age to pros but also as brain train­ing becomes more professionalized.

Every­one is look­ing for that edge, Read the rest of this entry »

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