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Meet these generous Sponsors of the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit — Thank you!

These are the world-class organizations whose support made the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit possible — Please join us in thanking them for their work and great contributions to brain health and innovation!

arpfThe Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF) is dedicated to reducing the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease by conducting clinical research and providing educational outreach. Established in 1993, its mission is to make available information to empower people to build healthy brains based on lifestyle tools such as yoga, meditation and nutrition.

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.

Banner Health is one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the USA, employing more than 50,000 dedicated and caring staff members in 29 hospitals and other settings, including home care and hospice, research facilities, long-term care, nursing registries, surgery centers, physician clinics and practices, laboratories and rehabilitation services.

baycrestBaycrest, fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, is one of the world’s premier academic health sciences centers focused on aging. Baycrest is using the power of inquiry and discovery to improve the health of tomorrow’s elderly while at the same time care for and enhance the quality of life of the elderly today.

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. Its new BrainBaseline Lab helps accelerate cognitive research. The apps, which includes dozens of tests, can be downloaded free on the iTunes store.

The Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CC-ABHI) is a solution accelerator for the aging and brain health sector. Its focus is to facilitate the improvement of the patient experience for older adults living with dementia by fostering ground-breaking collaborations among leading global innovators and seniors’ care organizations in North America and around the world, by providing funding support to leading global innovators and seniors’ care organizations.

EMOTIV is a bioinformatics company advancing understanding of the human brain using electroencephalography (EEG). Our mission is to empower individuals to understand their own brain and accelerate brain research globally.

MindMaze has developed a breakthrough platform to build intuitive human machine interfaces combining virtual reality (VR), computer graphics, brain imaging & neuroscience, enabling exciting new applications in gaming, brain machine control, and healthcare.

Scientific Brain Training (SBT), is a leading group combining cognitive sciences and new technologies to serve organizations and individuals. Their solutions include tools for health care professionals to facilitate rehabilitation and cognitive stimulation programs for large insurance and pharmaceutical companies.

The Watson Centre for Brain Health has a mission to improve the lives of people who have suffered traumatic or acquired brain injury, or concussions. Therapies involved include a combination of the world-renowned Arrowsmith Program, mindfulness, and meditation to help clients increase brain function.

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Mastering the digital toolkit to harness lifelong neuroplasticity: Cognitive training, mindfulness apps, EEG and virtual/ augmented reality

Master the digital toolkit to harness lifelong neuroplasticity from SharpBrains

Four leading pioneers of applied neuroplasticity helped us navigate best practices to harness most promising non-invasive neurotechnologies, such as cognitive training, mindfulness apps, EEG and virtual/ augmented reality.

  • Chair: Linda Raines, CEO of the Mental Health Association of Maryland
  • Dr. Michael Merzenich, winner of the 2016 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience
  • Dr. Judson Brewer, Founder & Research Lead of Claritas Mindsciences
  • Tan Le, CEO of Emotiv
  • Dr. Andrea Serino, Head of Neuroscience at MindMaze

This presentation took place at the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Reinventing Brain Health in the Digital Age (December 6-8th, 2016).

Announcement: 12 new world-class Speakers confirmed @ 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (December 6-8th)

global_conversationWe’re honored to announce 12 new world-class speakers at the upcoming 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Reinventing Brain Health in the Digital Age (December 6-8th). More to come…this may well become the most diverse and stimulating brainstorming on the present and future of brain health and enhancement!

We can’t wait to hear from:

  • Alexandra Morehouse, CMO at Banner Health
  • Dr. Corey McCann, CEO of Pear Therapeutics
  • Dr. Gahan Pandina, Senior Director, Venture Leader at Janssen Research & Development
  • Dr. Judson Brewer, Founder & Research Lead of Claritas Mindsciences
  • Dr. Lara Boyd, Director of the Brain Behavior Lab at the University of British Columbia
  • Dr. Margaret Grabb, Chief of SBIR/STTR programs at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
  • Dr. Michael Merzenich, Winner of the 2016 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience
  • Nikhil Sri­ra­man, IP Analyst at SharpBrains
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  • Richard Varn, Director of the Center for Advanced Technology and Neuroscience at Educational Testing Service (ETS)
  • Ron Riesenbach, Managing Director of the Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CC-ABHI)
  • Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, Founder and Director, Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Tan Le, CEO of Emotiv

Next week in San Francisco: Experiential Technology and NeuroGaming Conference

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Quick reminder: SharpBrains’ IP Analyst Nikhil Sriraman will moderate a fascinating session Validated NeuroWellness: A New Frontier– at the Experiential Technology and NeuroGaming Conference, May 17-18th (see promo code below, if you want to register).

Panel description: Wellness digital technology products that claim to improve our cognitive and emotional health, Read the rest of this entry »

Final 24 hours to access leading, independent market research on digital brain health & neurotechnology at discounted price

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The future is already hereit’s just not evenly distributed” — writer and futurist William Gibson

If you work at, compete with, or learn from, any of the companies below, you may want to PervasiveNeurotech_3Dcover_widgetknow what they are up to and why, via SharpBrains’ objective and independent market reports. Which are available at discounted price until the end of tomorrow Thursday, March 31st.

1) Neurotech report & Infographic: Pervasive Neurotechnology: A Groundbreaking Analysis of 10,000+ Patent Filings Transforming Medicine, Health, Entertainment and Business

Leading non-invasive neurotech patent holders (*Detailed IP portfolio profile included within report): Read the rest of this entry »

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