Will 2015 be the year our smartphones link up to our brains? (Popular Science):
“Thync bills itself first and foremost as a neuroscience company. Its sole product—slated for release later this year—is a smartphone-controlled wearable device that will allow the user to actively alter his or her brain’s electrical state through transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). The big idea: Read the rest of this entry »
How Device Makers Can Take Healthcare “Beyond the Pill” (Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry):
“One thing is clear: Pharma’s commitment to “beyond the pill” has never been so apparent.
Each and every pharma company seems to have formed a division or a strategic team to explore new services around patient compliance, population health data and furthering connectivity for improving patient management… Read the rest of this entry »
Happy to share that Dr. Lathan, CEO of AnthroTronix, will discuss the brand-new 510(k) FDA clearance of their DANA neurocognitive test at the 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (October 28-30th), during the session Best practices to assess and enhance brain function via mobile devices and wearables.
Dr. Corinna Lathan leads AnthroTronix, a biomedical engineering product development company and pioneer in mobile platform technology. Their DANA™ product is Read the rest of this entry »
How a new approach to funding Alzheimer’s research could pay off (MIT News):
“More than 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, the affliction that erodes memory and other mental capacities, but no drugs targeting the disease have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration since 2003…Lo and three co-authors propose Read the rest of this entry »
Neuroscientists Join the Open-Source Hardware Movement (IEEE Spectrum):
“Graduate students Josh Siegle and Jakob Voigts were planning an ambitious series of experiments at their MIT neuroscience labs in 2011 when they ran into a problem. Read the rest of this entry »
A White House Call To Action to Advance the BRAIN Initiative (press release):
“Under this initiative, Federal agencies such as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are supporting the development and application of innovative, new technologies that can create a dynamic understanding of brain function and its relationship to behavior Read the rest of this entry »
21 types of health apps the FDA could regulate but won’t (MobiHealthNews):
“The FDA final guidance finally published last week and it included very few surprises. One new section in the final guidelines — that was not included in the draft guidance — is a list of the types of apps that the FDA says will fall under its enforcement discretion. That means that these apps may meet the definition of a medical device, but Read the rest of this entry »