Scottsdale, Arizona-based Magellan Health announced today that it has launched a pilot of Boston Children’s Hospital spin-out Neuromotion Labs’ Mightier, a biofeedback video game platform designed to help children regulate their emotions.
Kernel has raised $53 million to accelerate development of a new generation of brain tech, helping companies leverage insights from the latest advances in neuroscience.
“Startup Big Health believes individuals can improve their mental health through its technology that focuses on cognitive behavioral therapy versus medication or the help of human therapists.
On Thursday it raised $39 million in a Series B financing to advance that objective.
Desde la Fundación Innovación Bankinter hemos organizado un ciclo de webinars sobre el impacto del Covid-19 en diferentes aspectos sociales y económicos, para detectar qué oportunidades podremos encontrar dentro de esta situación.
En primer lugar, y en clara relación con la neurociencia, la última tendencia analizada por el Future Trends Forum, se centró en conocer el impacto que esta crisis está provocando en nuestro cerebro, tanto desde el punto de vista de la salud mental como del estrés. [Read more…] about Cómo minimizar el impacto del Covid-19 en nuestro cerebro
Heads-up: The recordings for the webinar on The State of Noninvasive Neurotechnology, held on May 19th, are already available on YouTube. Dr. Ricardo Gil-da-Costa (above) and Alvaro Fernandez (below) gave an excellent outlook on the brain tech industry, with a deep look into apps and wearables and the capabilities that human brain could achieve. We hope you enjoy the discussion.
For 19 years, Dr. Ricardo Gil-da-Costa’s pursuit of how the mind and brain work led him to behavioral field studies in Africa and Central America and neurophysiology laboratory research from Harvard University to the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. Most recently, he co-founded and serves as C.E.O. of Neuroverse, Inc., a neurotechnology company that has created a new class of mobile brain interfaces for health and consumer electronics applications.
Alvaro Fernandez runs SharpBrains, an independent market research firm tracking applied neuroscience. He is the Editor-in-Chief of seminal market reports on Pervasive Neurotechnology and Digital Brain Health, and co-author of the book The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age. He enjoys serving in the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Future of Neurotechnology, and in the Global Teacher Prize Academy run by the Varkey Foundation.
The Event in Context:
- Neuroscience Webinar Series by the Fundación Innovación Bankinter
- Three ways to protect your mental health during –and after– COVID-19
- New report: Empowering 8 Billion Minds via Ethical Development and Adoption of Neurotechnologies
- Infographic on the Digital Brain Health Market 2012–2020
- Five reasons the future of brain enhancement is digital, pervasive and (hopefully) bright
- Ten neurotechnologies about to transform brain enhancement & health
- 10 highlights from the 2019 SharpBrains Virtual Summit
Videogame Technology Could Bring Biofeedback Therapy to the Living Room (The Wall Street Journal):
For decades, use of biofeedback to help sufferers of anxiety, among other psychological conditions, has largely been limited to clinical settings with expensive—and somewhat tedious—medical equipment. Now, with an assist from developers of virtual-reality games, effective therapeutic biofeedback is becoming more affordable, accessible and engaging.
Tests of a new generation of products that combine advances in wearable biometric sensors with the immersive—and fun—qualities of virtual-reality gaming have increasingly demonstrated effectiveness in helping anxious subjects achieve states of calm, among other therapeutic uses.