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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.

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