Happy to share that Dr. Lathan, CEO of AnthroTronix, will discuss the brand-new 510(k) FDA clearance of their DANA neurocognitive test at the 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (October 28-30th), during the session Best practices to assess and enhance brain function via mobile devices and wearables.
Dr. Corinna Lathan leads AnthroTronix, a biomedical engineering product development company and pioneer in mobile platform technology. Their DANA™ product is Read the rest of this entry »
We are proud to announce that Dr. Elizabeth Frates, Director of Medical Student Education at the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine, will speak at the 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (October 28-30th) about How front-line professionals can incorporate the emerging brain health toolkit to their practices.
Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) Frates is trained as a physiatrist as well as a health and wellness coach. Read the rest of this entry »
Individuals and institutions worldwide are expected to spend over $1.3 billion in 2014 in web-based, mobile and biometrics-based solutions to assess and enhance brain function. Growth is poised to continue, fueled by major government initiatives such as the White House BRAIN initiative, emerging mobile and non-invasive neurotechnologies, and by consumer and patient demands for self-driven, proactive brain care. For example, 83% of surveyed early-adopters agree that “adults of all ages should take charge of their own brain fitness, without waiting for their doctors to tell them to” and “would personally take a brief assessment every year as an annual mental check-up.”
How are innovators in science, industry and practice harnessing the opportunity at hand and shaping the future of brain fitness for maximum social benefit?
–> Join 40+ Speakers and over two hundred participants as we discuss and advance the Agenda.
Strong working memory puts brakes on problematic drug use (Medical Xpress):
“Adolescents with strong working memory are better equipped to escape early drug experimentation without progressing into substance abuse issues…Most important in the picture is executive attention, a component of working memory that involves a person’s ability to Read the rest of this entry »
By: Alvaro Fernandez
We are proud to announce four excellent additions to the quite stellar Speaker roster at the upcoming 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (October 28-30th):
- Dr. Thomas Insel, Director of the National Institute for Mental Health, will share his vision for a better brain health & mental health system, and issue a call to action and innovation to get there
- Dr. Catherine Madison, Director of the new Ray Dolby Brain Health Center, will discuss how front-line professionals can improve standards of cognitive care today
- Rajiv Pant, Chief Technology Officer at The New York Times, will chair a fascinating session on how to scale up meditation and mindfulness via wellness programs and biofeedback sensors
- Mark Baxter, Head of Product (FitBrains) at Rosetta Stone, will show how big data and videogames can help detect subtle changes in cognition and personalize cognitive stimulation
—> Learn more about the 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (October 28-30th). You can register with a 10% discount using promotional code: sharp2014. Please join us!
New EEG electrode set for fast and easy measurement of brain function abnormalities (press release):
“A new, easy-to-use EEG electrode set for the measurement of the electrical activity of the brain was developed in a recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland…make it possible to attach the electrode set on the patient quickly Read the rest of this entry »
We are proud to share that Dr. Thomas Insel, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health and neurotechnology visionary, will open the 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit on Tuesday, October 28th.
Prior to this appointment at NIMH, Dr. Insel was Professor of Psychiatry at Emory University, where he was founding director of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience. He has published over 250 scientific articles and four books, served on numerous academic, scientific, and professional committees and boards, and is a recipient of several awards, including the Outstanding Service Award from the U.S. Public Health Service. Dr. Insel graduated from the combined B.A.-M.D. program at Boston University, did his internship at Berkshire Medical Center, Massachusetts, and his residency at the Langley Porter Neuropsychiatric Institute at the University of California, San Francisco.
–> Explore the Agenda at 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit, and consider joining us October 28-30th!