– Illustrative image from U.S. Patent No. 7,395,507
Today we highlight a fascinating 2008 patent assigned to Microsoft, discussing assessment techniques such as pupil tracking or head orientation sensors to identify where and what the user is focused on–and what types of information and/ or notifications to display accordingly.
U.S. Patent No. 7,395,507: Automated selection of appropriate information based on a computer user’s context.
- Assignee(s): Microsoft Corporation
- Inventor(s): James O. Robarts, Dan Newell, Kenneth H. Abbott
- Technology Category: Neuro-monitoring
- Issue Date: July 1, 2008
The ‘507 patent discloses methods for assessing a user’s mental state and more broadly the user’s context, to discern whether or not to present the users with a message (e.g., an advertisement). Read the rest of this entry »
Please consider joining us at SharpBrains’ upcoming virtual conference (November 17-19th), which will feature this fantastic session:
Tuesday November 17th, 12.30 – 1.30pm. Best practices to navigate and implement the emerging brain health toolkit.
Two well-recognized practitioners, at UMass and Walter Reed, will describe their respective wellness and rehab initiatives, focusing on the practical considerations to navigate, select, and implement the growing array of technology-enabled brain health and behavioral health assessments and interventions.
- Chair: Dr. Michael O’Donnell, Editor-In-Chief of the American Journal of Health Promotion
- Dr. Douglas Ziedonis, Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School
- Kate Sullivan, Director of the Brain Fitness Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
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Braintainment Resources/ Brain.com was a pioneer in the mid-to-late 1990s in the production of cognitive training and brain health assessment software. Their main products, Think Fast and Cognometer, were intended to be used on a home PC to measure and improve mental skills such as memory, attention, Read the rest of this entry »
New York University is an academic institution in lower Manhattan, New York. Research there on non-invasive neurotechnology has yielded significant intellectual property relating to EEG monitoring, brain health assessment, Read the rest of this entry »
By: Alvaro Fernandez
Unless you live in a cave, you are well aware of all the growing interest in–and controversies around–the topics of brain fitness and brain training.
A little perspective may help separate the signal from the noise. Take a minute to think about the early years of the physical fitness movement. It took decades of conflicting research and confusing media coverage to finally spread the idea that daily life activities are far from sufficient to keep us physically fit. And, at the same time, to Read the rest of this entry »