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?
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Just a quick note: we’ll host a webinar on January 30th to discuss key market predictions based on “The Digital Brain Health Market 2012–2020: Web-based, mobile and biometrics-based technology to assess, monitor and enhance cognition and brain functioning”, our new market report.
Here are 10 predictions, many of which will likely be realized before the end of 2013: Read the rest of this entry »
The Digital Brain Health market can be broken down into two main technology segments: Read the rest of this entry »
Fun futuristic vision over at The Atlantic, titled The Extremely Personal Computer: The Digital Future of Mental Health:
“It’s 2018, and you’re not feeling your best. Yesterday, on the phone with Comcast, you forgot your social security number, and had to call your mom to get it…You fire up your PC and dig out your biomonitor wrist strap. Read the rest of this entry »
Time for SharpBrains’ September 2012 eNewsletter, featuring leading-edge research and insights to help connect the dots among technology, healthy living, healthare, concussions, and–our protagonist–the brain.
Technology & the Brain:
Healthy Living & the Brain:
Healthcare & the Brain:
Concussions & the Brain:
Have a great month of October!
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