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The next in wearables: Harnessing EEG for “the masses” to track and enhance mind fitness

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Is mind­ful­ness and less stress worth $299? The Muse makes a case (review) (Ven­ture Beat):

The most inter­est­ing wear­able I’ve used yet isn’t a fit­ness tracker or a super­flu­ous smart­watch. It’s a con­nected head­band that helps you focus your thoughts…

To put it sim­ply, the Muse brings elec­troen­cephalog­ra­phy (EEG) tech­nol­ogy, which detects brain activ­ity, to the masses. Read the rest of this entry »

Scaling up meditation, mindfulness practices via biofeedback systems and wellness programs

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That will be the focus of the third ses­sion at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit (Octo­ber 28-30th, 2014). We hope you can join us!

Scal­ing up med­i­ta­tion and mind­ful­ness prac­tices via biofeed­back sys­tems and well­ness programs

  • Dr. Dou­glass Ziedo­nis, Pro­fes­sor and Chair of the Depart­ment of Psy­chi­a­try at UMass Med­ical School
  • Ariel Garten, CEO of InteraXon
  • Dr. Dharma Singh Khalsa, Pres­i­dent of the Alzheimer’s Research and Pre­ven­tion Foundation
  • Dr. Evian Gor­don, Exec­u­tive Chair­man of Brain Resource

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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!

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!

Gaiam and Reebok entering mental fitness market via InteraXon Muse partnerships

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Inter­aXon Teams Up with Reebok & Gaiam To Bring Brain Fit­ness to the Masses (mobilesyrup):

Many of us lead lives so hec­tic we hardly have time to hit the tread­mill never mind take a deep breath and relax. How­ever, the boom­ing yoga indus­try (worth $27 bil­lion dol­lars at last count) proves that mind­ful­ness and med­i­ta­tion are an impor­tant part of a com­pre­hen­sive fit­ness regime. In an effort to 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 »

Upcoming Webinar: The Digital Brain Health & Training Market in 2014

Webinar digital brain health & trainingWhen: Thurs­day, March 13, 2014 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (EDT)

Join this upcom­ing webi­nar, to be held dur­ing Brain Aware­ness Week 2014, to dis­cuss the lat­est mar­ket data and news in the dig­i­tal brain health and brain train­ing space, includ­ing Rosetta Stone’s acqui­si­tion of Viv­ity Labs (devel­oper of Fit Brains mobile cog­ni­tive games), Bayer’s global part­ner­ship with Cog­niFit Read the rest of this entry »

Emerging con­sumer appli­ca­tions of bio-sensing neurotechnology

You can now enjoy the slide deck from this ses­sion @ the 2013 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit. Read the rest of this entry »

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