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Report: State of the Market 2009

The State of the Brain Fitness Software Market 2009

— Published May 4th, 2009

This 150-page report tracks developments at over 20 public and private companies offering tools to assess and train brain functions and provides important industry data, insights and analysis to help investors, executives, entrepreneurs, and policy makers navigate the opportunities and risks of this rapidly growing market. The report discusses the implications of cognitive science on healthy aging, education, peak performance, and a number of disorders such as attention deficits, dyslexia, stroke and traumatic brain injury, schizophrenia, mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer’s disease. The report also provides information and frameworks to help institutional buyers make informed partnering and purchase decisions.

The report includes:
Market Survey: The complete results of an exclusive January 2009 market survey with 2,000+ respondents (in Chapter 2)
Vendor analysis: A proprietary Market & Research Momentum Matrix to categorize 21 key vendors into four categories (in Chapter 3)
Research analysis: 10 Research Executive Briefs written by leading scientists at prominent research labs to provide a unique window into the emerging research and its implications for education and healthcare (in Chapter 4)

Ordering the report brings two additional benefits (details follow once report is ordered):
Executive Webinar on September 29th, 2009: A discussion of the main report findings and recent updates, to be held September 29th, 9-10.30am Pacific Time
SharpBrains Network for Brain Fitness Innovation: A virtual “learning lab” and networking tool for leaders in the brain fitness and cognitive health field

Report Highlights
Table of Contents
List of Figures
Companies Included

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A few endorsements:

“As our population ages the fields of physical fitness and brain fitness will naturally merge and, as this happens, a whole new field of valued added services will emerge for our members. High quality market reports such as SharpBrains’ are crucial to the success of this merger.”
— Robin Klaus, Chairman, Club One Fitness Centers.

“SharpBrains’ reports are breaking important new ground, helping to structure, forecast, and bring quality information to the emerging brain fitness category. In doing so, they are helping to build an emerging market, one that has virtually unlimited potential to bring value to individuals, businesses, and society. In that regard, his work is not much different than — and just as important as — the booming markets for green and clean technology.”
— Joel Makower, Chairman, Greener World Media.

“I have the opportunity to collaborate with Alvaro Fernandez in the framework of the Global Agenda Council on the Future of the Aging Society. Our aging society relies on ambassadors like Alvaro and SharpBrains who ensure appropriate emphasis on brain health while furthering the discussion on aging.”
— Martin Naegele, Knowledge Manager, World Economic Forum.

“This groundbreaking report provides a definitive overview of the emerging Brain Fitness industry — an important category to watch for every gaming and healthcare executive and investor. SharpBrains’ comprehensive report defines a clear scope for the market and also charts its evolution, path and key trends.”
— Tim Chang, Principal at Norwest Venture Partners.

“An in-depth and credible market research report that provides an objective view for investors and executives looking for gaming and health opportunities in the growing “brain training” space. This report is a must-read to understand the state of the market, the players, and key trends.
— Daniel Goldman, founder of Total Entertainment Network and former executive at Posit Science Corporation.

“This is the first clear, concise and comprehensive overview and analysis I have seen of the emerging Brain-Training marketplace. It is a great market research for every investor, entrepreneur, manager, researcher and others who seek an understanding of the subject. Personally, I was waiting such a review for quite a while. The SharpBrains staff, led by Alvaro Fernandez, really did a great job here.”
— Danny Dankner, CEO, Applied Cognitive Engineering (ACE).

“We recognize the importance of brain health and how much the health of the brain and the body are interdependent. The market report helped us further target our coaching efforts to integrate brain fitness and upgrade our entire coaching platform. It is easy to read and gives you the industry perspective in a thorough yet concise manner. I highly recommend it!
— Margaret Sabin, CEO of Sutter Health Partners and Vice President, New Product Development, for Sutter Health.

“In a widely scattered and unregulated field, this clear, credible document is a first-class, pioneering compendium that’s likely to become industry-standard for all of us in this field. Well done!”.
— Eric Jensen, Founder of Jensen Learning Corporation.

This report is a must have for those in the brain health industry. Finally, an easy to use objective resource organizing the flurry of global brain health activities. The State of the Brain Fitness Software Market report not only tells the story of cognitive training and brain fitness, but provides a broad range of data allowing one to more swiftly navigate the current terrain and future landscape.”
— Debra Raybold, Director, Brain Health Center, Memorial Hospital Health System, South Bend, Indiana.

The report met and exceeded all of our expectations. The report’s clarity and factual basis was refreshing. I found it hard to put down. Our follow-up brainstorm session with Alvaro was the icing on the cake. Thank you SharpBrains for putting together such a comprehensive body of information and support to assist in the launch of our business.”
— Adam Merrifield, CFO AKM Holdings, Inc.

“This report is comprehensive to say the least. It provides an essential service for long term care organizations who want to provide mind-enhancing programs and services. There is a bewildering array of technology currently available. Few, if any, of us have the resources or expertise to sort through all the literature to help determine what may work best for a given group of residents, as well as what is most practical from a staff implementation perspective. The State of the Brain Fitness Market report helps sort out the strengths and capacities of these new technologies and answers some urgent questions.”
— Beverly Sanborn, Vice President of Activities and Memory Programs at Belmont Villages Senior Living.