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Akili Interactive Labs raises $30.5 million to develop FDA-approved brain training videogame for ADHD

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Videogame Maker Seeks to Treat ADHD (The Wall Street Journal):

“Doctors don’t usually prescribe videogame play. But one company, which has just raised $30.5 million from venture-capital investors, hopes to change that.

Boston-based Akili Interactive Labs Inc. is developing a videogame it believes could replace pills as a treatment for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Read the rest of this entry »

Lumos Labs (maker of Lumosity) pays $2 million to settle FTC deceptive advertising charges

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Lumosity must pay $2 million after “unfounded” brain game claims (Fast Company):

“The maker of brain game app Lumosity has agreed to pay $2 million to settle charges brought by the Federal Trade Commission, which alleged it deceived consumers about the product’s brain-training benefits.

The FTC said Tuesday that Lumosity made “unfounded claims” that its games could help users do better at work and school and help reduce the effects of conditions including Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

Lumos Labs ranked #13 Holder of Pervasive Neurotech Intellectual Property*

lumosity labsLumos Labs produces the popular brain training web and mobile app named Lumosity. With 60 million registered users, Lumosity is the world’s largest cognitive training service. To date, Lumos Labs has raised over $70M in funding, and the company significantly expanded its IP portfolio in 2014 through Read the rest of this entry »

Upcoming market report on Pervasive Neurotechnology

market reportJust a quick heads-up to the SharpBrains community: we are wrapping up a comprehensive market report on Pervasive Neurotechnologies (non-invasive, scalable, potentially ubiquitous). To learn when it becomes available, keep tuned via our e-Newsletter.

See below, in alphabetical order, a few of the organizations to be profiled in the report, given their relevant intellectual property portfolios (primarily patents). Read the rest of this entry »

Harnessing big data and videogames to deliver personalized cognitive training

Enjoy this great ses­sion held at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit, fea­tur­ing:

  • Dr. Joe Hardy, ?VP of R&D at Lumos Labs
  • Mark Bax­ter, Head of Prod­uct (Fit­Brains) at Rosetta Stone
  • Ita­mar Lesu­isse, CEO of Peak
  • Aki Niko­laidis, NSF Fel­low at the Uni­ver­sity of Illi­nois Cham­paign Urbana
  • Chair: Zack Lynch, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Neu­rotech­nol­ogy Indus­try Organization

How to harness videogames and big data to personalize cognitive training

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

How to har­ness videogames and big data to deliver per­son­al­ized cog­ni­tive training

  • Dr. Joe Hardy, ?VP of R&D at Lumos Labs
  • Dr. Daphne Bave­lier, Head of the Bave­lier Brain & Learn­ing Lab at the Uni­ver­sity of Geneva
  • Ita­mar Lesu­isse, CEO of Peak
  • Aki Niko­laidis, NSF Fel­low at the Uni­ver­sity of Illi­nois Cham­paign Urbana
  • Chair: Zack Lynch, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Neu­rotech­nol­ogy Indus­try Organization

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