Veterans go for digital psychotherapy (Healthcare IT News):
“Computerized psychotherapies, or CPTs, hold great interest for veterans receiving outpatient treatment, according to a study published in Telemedicine and e-Health. The study, relying on information provided by 151 veterans receiving treatment in a Veterans Health Administration substance use disorder outpatient clinic, showed veterans were Read the rest of this entry »
Our brain is at the core of everything we do, from the every-day decisions we make to the epic emotions we feel when we fall in love. And neurotechnologies–especially those that, being digital, are eminently scalable, and that, being non-invasive, pose few if any negative side-effects–are poised to become ubiquitous, pervasive. It shouldn’t be a surprise that individuals and institutions worldwide are spending over $1.5 billion a year in web-based, mobile and biometrics-based brain health solutions, or that non-invasive neurotech patent filings are soaring in number — from 800 in 2010 to 1,600 in 2014—showing variety of applications, from car-based sensors detecting and minimizing inattentive driving, to virtual reality systems discerning consumer’s cognitive and emotional responses, to audio headsets that can detect one’s mood and adjust music accordingly.
How can we harness the opportunity to better monitor and enhance our most precious asset–our brains and minds—and to improve our lives? Keep exploring the Summit Agenda
Time for SharpBrains’ July e-newsletter, wrapping up this month’s key brain-related news and insights.
First of all, a reminder to Save the Date for 2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (November 17-19th), where leading experts will discuss Monitoring & Enhancing Brain Health in the Pervasive Neurotechnology Era (to register with 10% discount, use this code: sharp2015).
More on Pervasive Neurotechnologies:
Finally, we are proud to welcome “Fitness mózgu” — The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness, now in Polish!
Have a great month of August
Time for SharpBrains’ June e-newsletter, wrapping up this month’s key news and insights around brain health innovation.
New thinking to promote lifelong brain health
Emerging non-invasive neurotechnologies
Have a great, and sharp, month of July!
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 »
To keep reading the infographic that summarizes our new market report, Transforming Health with Digital Tools to Assess, Monitor and Enhance Cognition across the Lifespan, click HERE.
By: Alvaro Fernandez
We are proud to release today what we believe is our best market intelligence report so far, tracking how fully automated applications designed to assess, monitor and/ or enhance cognition and brain functioning are transforming brain health, and health overall.
Here are a few examples of what we mean by Digital Brain Health, selected from among the 5 Market Leaders and 10 Companies to Watch in 2013/2014 identified through our comprehensive analysis.
- A 30-minute online brain health assessment and personalized brain fitness program used by large companies like Nationwide Insurance and Accenture to improve employee’s productivity and mental wellness
- An online cognitive training program offered by several large AAA chapters to members age 50+ to improve driving safety
- A computerized cognitive behavioral therapy offered by the NHS in the UK as a first-line intervention for anxiety and depression
- A fully digital headset and platform that measures basic brain states (such as level of attention) and is being used to help people meditate better and reduce ADHD symptoms
- An iPad-based assessment that tracks cognitive performance over time to help detect concussions among football/ hockey players and military personnel Read the rest of this entry »