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The Neurotechnology Revolution: “The future is here; it’s just not evenly distributed yet”


On Tues­day, Sep­tem­ber 29th, 2015, the Potomac Insti­tute for Pol­icy Stud­ies hosted a sem­i­nar in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Sharp­Brains titled, “The Neu­rotech­nol­ogy Rev­o­lu­tion: Mar­ket Trends & Impacts”. The sem­i­nar sought to ini­ti­ate a dis­cus­sion of the grow­ing trends in fund­ing and mar­ket devel­op­ment based on two recently released reports on emerg­ing neu­rotech­nol­ogy by Potomac Insti­tute and Sharp­Brains. Read the rest of this entry »

Smart brains in action: 17 Sustainable Develoment Goals (SDGs) To Build A Better World

SDGsYou may have already seen in the news that the U.N. Dreams Big: 17 Huge New Goals To Build A Bet­ter World (NPR):

At the United Nations Gen­eral Assem­bly this week­end in New York, U.N. mem­ber states are set to adopt the new Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment Goals. The goals are meant to guide devel­op­ment pri­or­i­ties around the globe over the next 15 years Read the rest of this entry »

New in soccer: Improving concussion awareness via sensing “impact headbands”

Triax Technologies Abby Wambach


High-tech head­band boosts con­cus­sion detec­tion (CBS News):

Tech­nol­ogy has made it pos­si­ble for play­ers to keep track of how cer­tain hits are impact­ing their brains before a con­cus­sion takes them out of the game completely.

In 2013, (USA for­ward Abby) Wambach Read the rest of this entry »

In the news: How non-invasive neurotechnology will enhance work and life


Our new report is mak­ing the media rounds…

ReutersBrain tech­nol­ogy patents soar as com­pa­nies get inside people’s heads

From ways to eaves­drop on brains and learn what adver­tise­ments excite con­sumers, to devices that alle­vi­ate depres­sion, the num­ber of U.S. patents awarded for “neu­rotech­nol­ogy” has soared since 2010, accord­ing to an analy­sis released on Wednesday.

Neu­rotech has gone well beyond med­i­cine, with non-medical cor­po­ra­tions, often under the radar, devel­op­ing neu­rotech­nolo­gies to enhance work and life,” Alvaro Fer­nan­dez said.

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Expo Day: BrainBaseline, HeartMath, Sleep Genius, Alzheimer’s Research & Prevention Foundation

Enjoy these great pre­sen­ta­tions on emerg­ing brain health apps and solu­tions, deliv­ered at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit and featuring:

  • For Dig­i­tal Arte­facts: Joan Sev­er­son, President
  • For Heart­Math: Cather­ine Calarco, Chief Mar­ket­ing Officer
  • For Sleep Genius: Colin House, CEO
  • For The Alzheimer’s Research and Pre­ven­tion Foun­da­tion: Dr. Dharma Singh Khalsa, President

Neuroleadership, Human Capital and Technology in Washington, DC next week

washingtonHeads-up: Alvaro Fer­nan­dez will speak at the 2013 Neu­rolead­er­ship Sum­mit tak­ing place next week in Wash­ing­ton, DC, with an over­all theme of “The Neu­ro­science of Lead­er­ship Effec­tive­ness.” His ses­sion is titled Tech­nol­ogy Solu­tions and promises to spark stim­u­lat­ing con­ver­sa­tions: Read the rest of this entry »

Preliminary agenda for the 2013 SharpBrains Virtual Summit

2013 SharpBrains SummitReg­is­ter now to par­tic­i­pate in the 2013 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit (Sep­tem­ber 19-20th, 2013) and see what these impres­sive speak­ers have to say about these key open ques­tions – How can neuroscience-based inno­va­tion enhance behav­ioral and brain health?

We are proud to bring to the table  25+ inno­va­tors at the inter­sec­tion of brain, health and tech­nol­ogy, includ­ing sci­en­tists involved in the Human Brain Project, pio­neers at large insur­ance and tech­nol­ogy com­pa­nies, and a vari­ety of thought-leaders and prac­ti­tion­ers. By order of appear­ance in the pre­lim­i­nary Agenda, they are:

  • Hilal Lashuel, Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor at the Swiss Fed­eral Insti­tute of Technology-Lausanne (EPFL)
  • Patrick Aebis­cher, Pres­i­dent of École Poly­tech­nique Fédérale de Lau­sanne (EPFL)
  • Andrew Lee, Vice Pres­i­dent at Aetna
  • Louise Mur­phy, Head of Aetna Behav­ioral Health
  • Evian Gor­don, Exec­u­tive Chair­man of Brain Resource Read the rest of this entry »

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