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10 Neurotechnologies About to Transform Brain Enhancement and Brain Health

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30,000+ scientists and professionals gathered for the annual Society for Neuroscience conference in Chicago last month, proving the growing interest and activities to better understand the inner workings of the human brain, and to discover ways and technologies to enhance its health and performance.

Now, which of all those ongoing efforts are closer to touching our lives, to empower consumers, patients and health professionals? Read the rest of this entry »

Next: Translating brain activity signals into driving and other computer-assisted interactions

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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“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 »

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