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Survey: Growing demand for digital psychotherapies to help veterans deal with substance abuse, depression, problem solving and insomnia

e-mental-healthVet­er­ans 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 »

Preliminary Agenda Announced @ 2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (November 17-19th)

PervasiveNeurotechnology_imageOur 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

Update: Neuroscience 2.0 — Taking the brain lab to the people



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).

New tools:

New research:

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

Update: Latest thinking and neuro-tools to promote lifelong brain health



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!

10 Predictions on How Digital Platforms will Transform Brain Health in 2013

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 »

Infographic: The birth of the global digital brain health market

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.

New market report analyzing the growing Digital Brain Health market 2012–2020

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 »


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