Army touts ‘brain thermometer’ as front-line tool (Army Times):
“Army medics will soon use what’s been dubbed a “brain thermometer”: a mobile phone application that can, within minutes, provide health professionals data to help diagnose and measure a soldier’s injuries…
The Defense Automated Neurobehavioral Assessment, produced by AnthroTronix, includes Read the rest of this entry »
People with More Education May Recover Better from Traumatic Brain Injury (Neurology):
“The study examined people with moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries, most of which were from motor vehicle accidents or falls. All were taken to Read the rest of this entry »
What a concussion looks like inside your brain (PBS):
- “But what happens to the brain right after a concussion? Researchers at the National Institute of Health peered into the brains of mice and watched how a traumatic brain injury progresses over a day. Read the rest of this entry »
We just learned about upcoming HBO documentary The Crash Reel, based on the story of U.S. champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce, his traumatic brain injury, and his recovery. If you live in or near Washington, DC, you can enjoy screenings in:
Description: Training to compete at the 2010 Winter Olympics Read the rest of this entry »
By: Alvaro Fernandez
We are proud to release today what we believe is our best market intelligence report so far, tracking how fully automated applications designed to assess, monitor and/ or enhance cognition and brain functioning are transforming brain health, and health overall.
Here are a few examples of what we mean by Digital Brain Health, selected from among the 5 Market Leaders and 10 Companies to Watch in 2013/2014 identified through our comprehensive analysis.
- A 30-minute online brain health assessment and personalized brain fitness program used by large companies like Nationwide Insurance and Accenture to improve employee’s productivity and mental wellness
- An online cognitive training program offered by several large AAA chapters to members age 50+ to improve driving safety
- A computerized cognitive behavioral therapy offered by the NHS in the UK as a first-line intervention for anxiety and depression
- A fully digital headset and platform that measures basic brain states (such as level of attention) and is being used to help people meditate better and reduce ADHD symptoms
- An iPad-based assessment that tracks cognitive performance over time to help detect concussions among football/ hockey players and military personnel Read the rest of this entry »
Citicoline does not improve functional, cognitive status in patients with traumatic brain injury (Outcome Magazine):
“Although approved for use for treating traumatic brain injury (TBI) in nearly 60 countries, use of citicoline in a randomized trial that included more than 1,200 participants with TBI did not result in improvement in functional and cognitive status, according to a study appearing in the November 21 issue of JAMA.
“Despite considerable advances in emergency and critical care management of TBI as well as decades of research on potential agents for neuroprotection or enhanced recovery, no effective pharmacotherapy has yet been identified Read the rest of this entry »
By: Alvaro Fernandez
Our colleague Kate Sullivan, who led a superb SharpBrains Virtual Summit workshop on How to Set Up a Brain Fitness Center to Enhance Cognitive Retraining and Rehabilitation, based on her experience at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, just alerted us of a new study prepared by her team: Outcomes from a Pilot Study using Computer-Based Rehabilitative Tools in a Military Population (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics). Read the rest of this entry »