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The car pow­ered by your MIND: BMW i3 nav­i­gates a track using noth­ing but its driver’s brain waves (Daily Mail):

Con­trol­ling cars with your mind may sound like some­thing from a sci­ence fic­tion film but this futur­is­tic idea has just become a real­ity. Experts have mod­i­fied a BMW i3 elec­tric car so it can be dri­ven remotely using just a person’s thoughts Read the rest of this entry »

Trend: Combining EEG with augmented reality to reinvent brain-computer interactions



DAQRI buys EEG tracker Melon to build out aug­mented real­ity hel­met (Mobi­Health News):

Melon, the EEG-tracking head­band com­pany that raised nearly triple its ini­tial goal in a 2013 crowd­fund­ing cam­paign, has been acquired by DAQRI, an enter­prise aug­mented real­ity com­pany founded in 2010, Read the rest of this entry »

Update: Why brain training needs to be better targeted, and more widely available


Time for Sharp­Brains’ August 2014 e-newsletter, fea­tur­ing a wealth of insights, sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy reports…and this brain teaser to exer­cise your men­tal rota­tion abil­i­ties. Enjoy!

New trends:

New research:

New tech­nol­ogy:

Finally, we encour­age you to check out the excel­lent Agenda for the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit (Octo­ber 28-30th, 2014). To chair the ses­sions, we now count on experts such as Dr. Michael O’Donnell, Editor-In-Chief of the Amer­i­can Jour­nal of Health Pro­mo­tion, Zack Lynch, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Neu­rotech­nol­ogy Indus­try Orga­ni­za­tion, James Cavuoto, Edi­tor and Pub­lisher at Neu­rotech Reports, and jour­nal­ists such as Patri­cia Marx, Staff Writer at The New Yorker and Maseena ZieglerAuthor and Forbes Contributor. 

Have a great month of September!

Philips and Accenture develop ALS care proof of concept on top of Emotiv brain wave headset

emotiv_sensorPhilips, Accen­ture test brain-controlled sys­tem for ALS patients (Reuters):

The Nether­lands’ Royal Philips and IT con­sul­tancy Accen­ture are devel­op­ing soft­ware to help peo­ple with neu­rode­gen­er­a­tive dis­eases like amy­otrophic lat­eral scle­ro­sis, com­monly known as Lou Gehrig’s dis­ease, live more inde­pen­dently. Read the rest of this entry »

Combining Google Glass and mobile EEG headsets

PND-With-Glass-Front-1Per­sonal Neuro Seeks to Com­bine Google Glass with EEG (Medgadget):

What do you get when you mix Google Glass and EEG? That’s the ques­tion that the peo­ple at Ottawa-based Per­sonal Neuro (Devices) are on their way to answer­ing… 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 »

If you play chess, then take up hiking

newsHeads up on a cou­ple of good arti­cles, one shar­ing great brain fit­ness tips based on the mate­r­ial dis­cussed dur­ing our 2013 Sum­mit, the other ana­lyz­ing the growth of cog­ni­tive train­ing ser­vice Lumosity.

7 Ways to Opti­mize Your Brain (Huff­in­g­ton Post):

  • 3. Cross-train your brain. The say­ing “use it or lose it” clearly applies to brain fit­ness. It’s vital to con­stantly step out of your com­fort zone. Read the rest of this entry »


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