Sharp Brains: Brain Fitness and Cognitive Health News

Sponsors

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Gold Sponsors

baycrestBaycrest, fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, is one of the world’s premier academic health sciences centers focused on aging. Baycrest is using the power of inquiry and discovery to improve the health of tomorrow’s elderly while at the same time care for and enhance the quality of life of the elderly today. Baycrest runs a Geriatric Health Care System, a Research Centre for Aging and the Brain, a Centre for Education on Aging, and recently helped launch spin-off company Cogniciti.

Peak, founded by a group of individuals from Google, Amazon and EA who believe in reinventing education through mobile, games and science. Lead by neuroscientists and cognitive learning experts, Peak develops mobile apps that enables users worldwide to improve their cognitive skills for a healthier, sharper life.

RosettaStoneRosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST) is dedicated to changing the way the world learns. The company’s innovative technology-driven language, reading and brain-fitness solutions are used by thousands of schools, businesses, government organizations and millions of individuals around the world. Founded in 1992, Rosetta Stone pioneered the use of interactive software to accelerate language learning. Since 2013, Rosetta Stone has expanded beyond language and deeper into education-technology with its acquisitions of Livemocha, Lexia Learning, Vivity Labs, and Tell Me More.

Silver Sponsors

aboutmybrainThe About my Brain Institute wants to democratise leadership & neuroscience by designing tools and experiences aimed at helping individuals, practitioners and organizations rediscover their inner core abilities and converting them into the competencies required to lead in this ever-changing world.

arpfThe Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF), established in 1993, is dedicated to reducing the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease by conducting clinical research and providing educational outreach. Its mission is to make available information, from conventional and complementary medicine, that will empower people to build healthy brains.

Arrowsmith ProgramThe Arrowsmith Program, available in public and private schools in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand is a comprehensive suite of cognitive programs for students with learning disabilities that targets 19 areas of the brain that are most commonly involved in learning. The program identifies and strengthens the weak cognitive areas, and each student works on cognitive programs that are individually designed for his or her areas of learning difficulty.

BrainBaseline is the first iPad application for measuring how well your brain works. Developed by Digital Artefacts, a team of highly skilled computer scientists, artists, and engineers, it helps users worldwide understand how demographic factors and leisure activities impact overall brain health. The app, which includes dozens of tests, can be downloaded free on the iTunes store.

HeartMathCompanyLogo5.75RGBHeartMath has a mission to help people bring their physical, mental and emotional systems into balanced alignment with their heart’s intuitive guidance. Helping you become “who you truly are.” The HeartMath System offers both technology and training options to help you harness the power of your heart rhythms to manage your emotions.

Sleep Genius LogoSleep Genius offers mobile apps and wearables that use specially composed music and sounds that take advantage of scientific techniques designed to relax the brain and put it in the right state for optimal sleep. The underlying technology was tested and used by NASA astronauts to help them sleep and is now available via iTunes and Google Play.