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Neurocognitive ability EEG measurement method and system: Key Neurotech Patent #8

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– Illustrative image from U.S. Patent No. 6,434,419

Today we are sharing a 2002 patent assigned to Sam Technology, Inc.

U.S. Patent No. 6,434,419: Neurocognitive ability EEG measurement method and system

  • Assignee(s): Sam Technology, Inc.
  • Inventor(s): Alan S. Gevins, Michael E. Smith
  • Technology Category: EEG
  • Issue Date: August 13, 2002

SharpBrains’ Take:

The ‘419 patent describes systems with the objective of measuring cognitive ability through EEG signal detection and analysis, such that capabilities can be objectively measured in a manner that does not suffer from drawbacks associated with other cognitive assessment testing approaches that may present prejudicial assessments due to cultural biases and specific knowledge areas associated with the test subject. Read the rest of this entry »

Method for categorizing, describing and modeling types of system users: Key Neurotech Patent #7

– Illustrative image from U.S. Patent No. 6,405,159

Today we are sharing a 2002 patent assigned to AT&T Labs, Inc. (As mentioned, we are featuring a foundational Pervasive Neurotech patent a day, from older to newer by issue date)

U.S. Patent No. 6,405,159: Method for categorizing, describing and modeling types of system users

  • Assignee(s): AT&T Labs, Inc.
  • Inventor(s): Robert R. Bushey, Jennifer M. Mauney
  • Technology Category: NeuroCognitive Training
  • Issue Date: June 11, 2002

SharpBrains’ Take:

While user interfaces (UIs) are often generically built for large groups, organizations or even the general population, the ‘159 patent discloses teachings that recognize that models of each user based on unique personal indicators may be applied to tailor a UI to specific individuals and increase performance in important behavioral areas. Read the rest of this entry »

Remote computer-implemented methods for cognitive testing: Key Neurotech Patent #4

remote computer testing

— Illustrative image from U.S. Patent No. 6,280,198

Today we are featuring a 2001 patent originally assigned to Scientific Learning Corp, and now to Lumos Labs Inc. (As mentioned, we are featuring a foundational Pervasive Neurotech patent a day, from older to newer by issue date)

U.S. Patent No. 6,280,198: Remote computer implemented methods for cognitive testing

  • Assignee(s): Scientific Learning Corp; Lumos Labs Inc.
  • Inventor(s): Barbara Calhoun, Bret E. Peterson, Michael M. Merzenich
  • Technology Category: NeuroCognitive Training
  • Issue Date: August 28, 2001

SharpBrains’ Take:

The ‘198 patent describes techniques for improving the frequency and regularity at which an individual can take cognitive tests. Read the rest of this entry »

Update: New tools, research and insights to reinvent Brain Health and Mental Health in the Digital Age


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Time for a new edition of SharpBrains’ e-newsletter, exploring a range of technologies, scientific findings and insights for brain health and mental health to better respond to the opportunities and challenges ahead.

Happy reading, and Happy Thanksgiving!

New tools:

New research:

New thinking:

Finally, we are delighted to announce five new excellent Speakers at the upcoming 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Reinventing Brain Health in the Digital Age (December 6-8, 2016):

  • Mary Stuart, Senior Writer/Analyst at The MedTech Strategist
  • 2016sharpbrainssummit_logoDr. Andrea Serino, Head of Neuroscience at MindMaze
  • Linda Raines, CEO of the Mental Health Association of Maryland
  • Karen Olsen, Executive Director of the Center for the Future of Public Education
  • David Coleiro, Partner at Strategic North

You can explore the Summit Agenda here, and Register here. Please consider joining us and help reinvent brain health in the digital age!

Thankfully,

The SharpBrains Team

Trend: Mobile, data-rich apps to monitor and promote neurocognitive health

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BrainCheck raises $3 million for app to monitor brain health (TechCrunch):

“A Houston-based startup called BrainCheck has raised $3 million in seed funding for an app that helps users understand, by simply playing some games on an iPad, if they or a loved one may have suffered a concussion. Read the rest of this entry »

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