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Innovative brain-based partnerships to improve health and life at scale

In the grow­ing and rapidly evolv­ing cat­e­gory of neuro and cognitive technologies, there are mul­ti­ple oppor­tu­ni­ties for devel­op­ers to part­ner with large-scale orga­ni­za­tions look­ing for new ways to improve Read the rest of this entry »

Update: 25 Key References to Navigate the Brain Health and Neurotechnology Revolution

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Time for Sharp­Brains’ November e-newsletter, featuring 25 of the key reference materials that participants at the 2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit found most intriguing, in order of discussion during the Summit. Our deepest gratitude goes to Summit Speakers, Sponsors, and everyone who participated in our best conference to date!

If you registered to participate at the 2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit, you can access all session recordings Here. If you didn’t register, you can purchase access here.
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Thank you, Summit Speakers, Participants and Sponsors!

What a fantastic, diverse, stimulating, forward-looking Summit we enjoyed last week. Thank you so much, everyone, for your participation and contributions!!

Special thanks go to the organizations at the leading edge who supported this unique event as Sponsors:

Gold Sponsors

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The 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.

FitBrains_webFit Brains is a cutting-edge, brain-training program brought to you by Rosetta Stone, a premier learning company with leading products used by schools, business and government organizations, and millions of individuals around the world.

Silver Sponsors

AAAFoundation

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety was founded in 1947 by AAA 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 that are most commonly involved in learning.

CC-ABHI_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, it helps users worldwide understand how demographic factors and leisure activities impact overall brain health.

Lumosity

Lumosity is a leading brain training company with more than 70 million members from 180 countries. Founded in 2005 and launched in 2007, Lumosity offers more than 40 games that are designed to challenge core cognitive abilities. Lumosity’s games are based on neuroscience, with continuing independent third-party studies being conducted by researchers at academic institutions around the world.

Bronze Sponsors

brainHQ

brainHQ is a brain training system built by Posit Science to help people be at their best throughout their lives. Their team of experts designs, tests, and refines online exercises that effectively address cognitive issues related to healthy aging and other conditions.

CogniFit is a healthcare company specialized in brain fitness software. Since 1999, the firm has designed and developed computerized cognitive assessments and online brain training applications.

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.

Innovative partnerships to improve health and life at scale

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Please consider joining us at SharpBrains’ upcoming virtual conference (November 17-19th), starting tomorrow and including this great session:

Wednesday November 18th, 2.30 – 4.00 pm. Innovative partnerships to improve health and life at scale.

In this grow­ing and rapidly evolv­ing cat­e­gory, there are mul­ti­ple oppor­tu­ni­ties for devel­op­ers to part­ner with large-scale orga­ni­za­tions look­ing for ways to improve health, per­for­mance and busi­ness out­comes. Dur­ing this ses­sion we will dis­cuss sig­nif­i­cant neurotech-related ini­tia­tives tak­ing place at large IT, pharma and auto­mo­tive firms, as well as universities. Read the rest of this entry »

Under what conditions does brain training work?

Please consider joining us at SharpBrains’ upcoming virtual conference (November 17-19th), featuring this fantastic session:

Wednesday November 18th, 12.30 – 1.45 pm. Under what conditions does brain training work?

Despite ongo­ing con­tro­ver­sies, the evi­dence is clear: Some brain train­ing inter­ven­tions work, and some don’t. What explains the dif­fer­ence? What con­di­tions max­i­mize the prob­a­bil­ity of trans­fer into real-life ben­e­fits? Under­stand­ing these con­di­tions, as out­lined in The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness, is cru­cial to sep­a­rate wheat from chaff.

  • Chair: Dr. Peter Whitehouse, Professor of Neurology at Case Western Reserve University
  • Alvaro Fernandez, CEO & Co-Founder of SharpBrains
  • Dr. Bruce E. Wexler, Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University
  • Dr. Glenn Morrison, Director of Clinical Trials at Lumosity
  • Dr. Roy Hamilton, Assistant Professor in Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania

–> To learn more and register, visit the 2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Monitoring & Enhancing Brain Health in the Pervasive Neurotechnology Era (November 17-19th). 10%-off promo code: sharp2015

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 »

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