By: Greater Good Magazine
When I was 10 years old, I hated doing the dishes. In an attempt to talk my parents out of making me do this hated chore, I pretended to be ill by hanging my head, sighing, sniffling, and walking lethargically to my bedroom, all to no avail—I still had to do those dishes.
But, the next day, I woke up with the flu —a 104-degree fever and stomach pains to match. Boy, were my parents surprised! And, so was I. But, how many of us have had similar experiences, where our minds seemed to somehow impact our bodies in weird, unexplainable ways? How many of us have made doctors’ appointments only to watch our fevers drop or held our children close and stopped their coughing fits? Clearly, something is going on, isn’t it? Read the rest of this entry »
Pioneers advancing health research, prevention and treatment helped us understand emerging best practices where Read the rest of this entry »
Take-aways from 2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (Neurotech News):
“In November (17th-19th) SharpBrains held its Virtual Summit about “Monitoring & Enhancing Brain Health in the Pervasive Neurotechnology Era.” The SharpBrains Virtual Summit is, as you might guess, a virtual (online) conference…The virtual summit had it’s own division of topics for grouping the different speakers (see agenda), but I’ll break it down in a different way here. I’ll break it down into the following 4 main categories:
- 1. Brain & Cognitive Training
- 2. Wearables, Consumer & DIY
- 3. Brain Health (healthcare)
- 4. Neurotech Field & Trends
Alvaro Fernandez started the conference by reminding us that we should keep in mind not to look at the field and the market as it is today, but how it will be in couple years from now. As illustrated beautifully in Read the rest of this entry »
Please consider joining us at SharpBrains’ upcoming virtual conference (November 17-19th), which will include this fantastic session:
Tuesday November 17th, 10.00 – 11.30am. How to measure and improve brain-based outcomes that matter in health care.
Pioneers advancing health research, prevention and treatment will help us understand emerging best practices where targeted assessments and interventions can transfer into significant health and quality of life outcomes.
- Chair: Dr. Dharma Singh Khalsa, President of the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation
- Dr. Madeleine S Goodkind, staff psychologist at New Mexico VA Health Care System
- Michael Meagher, President of Cogniciti
- Chris Berka, CEO and Co-Founder of Advanced Brain Monitoring (ABM)
- Dr Tej Tadi, Founder and CEO of MindMaze
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Accuracy of dementia brain imaging must improve (University of East Anglia release):
“A report published today in The Lancet Neurology evaluates for the first time how well different types of brain imaging tests work to detect Alzheimer’s and predict how the disease will progress.
The results show that the accuracy of brain imaging must be improved before it can be rolled out 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 »
Misha Pavel, PhD, is the Program Director in charge of the National Science Foundation’s Smart and Connected Health portfolio, designed to accelerate the development and use of innovative healthcare approaches that are preventive, proactive, evidence-based, person-centered and focused on well-being rather than disease. Concurrently, he has an appointment as a Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and a joint appointment in the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, at Oregon Health and Science University. Prior to his academic career, he was a member of the technical staff at Bell Laboratories, where his research included network analysis and modeling. Misha Pavel is a Senior Member of IEEE.
–> To Learn More and Register, click on 2013 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: September 19-20th, 2013
Synopsis of the Smart and Connected Health Program: Read the rest of this entry »