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Thank You, Leading Sponsors @ 2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit

Please join us in thank­ing these lead­ing orga­ni­za­tions for sup­port­ing the upcom­ing  2015 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit (Novem­ber 17-19th).

In alpha­bet­i­cal order, our heart­felt appre­ci­a­tion goes to the AAA Foun­da­tion for Traf­fic Safety, the Alzheimer’s Research and Pre­ven­tion Foun­da­tion, the Arrow­smith Pro­gram, Bay­crest, Brain­Base­line, Cog­niFit, Peak and Rosetta Stone (and more to fol­low). Thank you!

Gold Spon­sors


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.

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.

Sil­ver Sponsors

AAAFoundationThe AAA Foun­da­tion for Traf­fic Safety was founded in 1947 by AAA to con­duct research to address grow­ing high­way safety issues. The organization’s mis­sion is to iden­tify traf­fic safety prob­lems, fos­ter research that seeks solu­tions and dis­sem­i­nate infor­ma­tion and edu­ca­tional materials.

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.

baycrestBay­crest, fully affil­i­ated with the Uni­ver­sity of Toronto, is one of the world’s pre­mier aca­d­e­mic health sci­ences cen­ters focused on aging, and will host the new $100m+ Cana­dian Cen­tre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation.

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 under­stand how leisure activ­i­ties impact over­all brain health.

Bronze Spon­sors

Cog­niFit is a health­care com­pany spe­cial­ized in brain fit­ness soft­ware. We design and develop com­put­er­ized cog­ni­tive assess­ments and online brain train­ing applications.

Peak, lead by neu­ro­sci­en­tists and cog­ni­tive learn­ing experts, devel­ops mobile apps that enables users world­wide to improve their cog­ni­tive skills for a health­ier, sharper life.

Cognifit ranked #24 Holder of Pervasive Neurotech Intellectual Property*

Cognifit LogoCog­niFit is a cog­ni­tive train­ing ser­vice designed to improve cog­ni­tion both among the gen­eral pub­lic and among spe­cial pop­u­la­tions. It is avail­able on the web or on mobile devices like the iPad or iPhone, and its first stage is Read the rest of this entry »

Upcoming market report on Pervasive Neurotechnology

market reportJust a quick heads-up to the Sharp­Brains com­mu­nity: we are wrap­ping up a com­pre­hen­sive mar­ket report on Per­va­sive Neu­rotech­nolo­gies (non-invasive, scal­able, poten­tially ubiq­ui­tous). To learn when it becomes avail­able, keep tuned via our e-Newsletter.

See below, in alpha­bet­i­cal order, a few of the orga­ni­za­tions to be pro­filed in the report, given their rel­e­vant intel­lec­tual prop­erty port­fo­lios (pri­mar­ily patents). Read the rest of this entry »

Innovative partnerships to improve lifelong brain health and customer/ patient satisfaction

Enjoy these great pre­sen­ta­tions, deliv­ered at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit and featuring:

  • Bill Pren­ovitz, Global Prod­uct and Ser­vice Man­age­ment at Philips Healthcare’s Aging-in-Place Program
  • Dr. Michael Weiner, Lead Sci­en­tific Inves­ti­ga­tor of the Brain Health Registry
  • Tommy Sagroun, CEO of CogniFit
  • Chair: Rita Carter, Author, Broad­caster and BBC Contributor

Shaping the Brain Fitness Movement: Preliminary Summit Agenda unveiled

2014_SharpBrains_Virtual_Summit_Shaping the Practice and the Future of Brain FitnessWe are pleased to announce the Pre­lim­i­nary Agenda for the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit (Octo­ber 28-30th, 2014), fea­tur­ing these world-class sci­en­tists, inno­va­tors and prac­ti­tion­ers (and more com­ing soon!). Please con­sider join­ing us:

  • Dr. Adam Gaz­za­ley, Direc­tor of the Neu­ro­science Imag­ing Cen­ter at the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, San Francisco
  • Aki Niko­laidis, NSF Fel­low at the Uni­ver­sity of Illi­nois Cham­paign Urbana
  • Alex Doman, Co-founder of Sleep Genius

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Upcoming Webinar: The Digital Brain Health & Training Market in 2014

Webinar digital brain health & trainingWhen: Thurs­day, March 13, 2014 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (EDT)

Join this upcom­ing webi­nar, to be held dur­ing Brain Aware­ness Week 2014, to dis­cuss the lat­est mar­ket data and news in the dig­i­tal brain health and brain train­ing space, includ­ing Rosetta Stone’s acqui­si­tion of Viv­ity Labs (devel­oper of Fit Brains mobile cog­ni­tive games), Bayer’s global part­ner­ship with Cog­niFit Read the rest of this entry »

Brain Training and Cognitive Assessment Market Surpassed $1.3 Billion In 2013

Heads-up: We just announced a new intel­li­gence pack­age aimed at edu­ca­tion, health, gam­ing and tech­nol­ogy exec­u­tives and innovators.

Many mar­ket reports pro­vide lit­tle value for the money. This mar­ket report by Sharp­Brains is the pre­cise oppo­site. Its wealth of data and analy­sis pro­vides very valu­able strate­gic and busi­ness devel­op­ment guid­ance to orga­ni­za­tions at the fron­tier of health and well­ness,” says Alexan­dra More­house, VP of Brand Man­age­ment at Kaiser Per­ma­nente. Read the rest of this entry »


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