Brain Fitness Programs and Neurotechnology

Sec­ond and last day of the 6th Annu­al Neu­rotech Lead­ers Forum.

— Deep­er review into the chal­lenges the sec­tor (main­ly neu­rode­vices) face, such as com­plex­i­ty of reim­burse­ment process, and lack of rea­son­able agree­ment as to what “sci­en­tif­ic evi­dence” means (Medicare and Med­ic­aid require ran­dom­ized dou­ble-blind pro­to­cols, which is tough, if pos­si­ble in ensure in some cases)

- The Neu­rotech­nol­o­gy Indus­try Orga­ni­za­tion, to be for­mal­ly pre­sent­ed at the Soci­ety for Neu­ro­science Con­fer­ence could fill an impor­tant role there.

- Dr. Michael Merzenich was among the recip­i­ents of the Gold Elec­trode Award 2006. Dr. Merzenich is one of the pio­neers in this field and Co-Founder and Chief Sci­en­tif­ic Offi­cer of two lead­ing com­pa­nies in this sec­tor: Sci­en­tif­ic Learn­ing .
and Posit Sci­ence .

- We pre­sent­ed our view of the Brain Fit­ness mar­ket, with the fol­low­ing Exec­u­tive Summary:

1) The com­put­er-based Brain Fit­ness Pro­grams field is a new and grow­ing field, dri­ven by recent major sci­en­tif­ic find­ings, the first pro­grams with clear clin­i­cal data and the emer­gence of wide pub­lic aware­ness of the need for “brain exercise”

2) Sharp­Brains brings to mar­ket com­put­er-based, proven, best-of-breed cog­ni­tive neu­ro­science appli­ca­tions to present a full “brain gym”. The pro­grams are devel­oped by research insti­tu­tions and/ or affil­i­at­ed com­pa­nies worldwide

3) Some pro­grams we have iden­ti­fied are tar­get­ed at
— Over­all brain maintenance
— Bio-feed­back based stress management
— Work­ing mem­o­ry train­ing for peo­ple with ADD/ ADHD
— Bas­ket­ball-spe­cif­ic “game-intel­li­gence”. Yes, this can be trained too!

Enjoy the weekend

About SharpBrains

SHARPBRAINS is an independent think-tank and consulting firm providing services at the frontier of applied neuroscience, health, leadership and innovation.
SHARPBRAINS es un think-tank y consultoría independiente proporcionando servicios para la neurociencia aplicada, salud, liderazgo e innovación.

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