Sharp Brains: Brain Fitness and Cognitive Health News


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Intel Spon­sors of Tomor­row™ believes that tech­nol­o­gy makes life more excit­ing and can help improve the lives of peo­ple around the world. In health­care, Intel con­sults with indus­try influ­encers and gov­ern­ment pol­i­cy mak­ers to ensure wide­spread adop­tion of the open stan­dards, inter­op­er­a­ble sys­tems, and peo­ple-cen­tered poli­cies that are crit­i­cal for shift­ing the health­care mod­el and enabling a wide range of inno­v­a­tive prod­ucts, each designed to improve the way patients and clin­i­cians use infor­ma­tion to improve health.

Lumos Labs is a cog­ni­tive neu­ro­science research and devel­op­ment com­pa­ny that builds soft­ware tools for improv­ing brain health and per­for­mance. is the first gen­er­al brain fit­ness pro­gram from Lumos Labs. Spe­cial­ized in cre­at­ing inno­v­a­tive appli­ca­tions of the lat­est devel­op­ments in brain sci­ence in order to help peo­ple lead bet­ter lives, Lumos Labs has been con­sis­tent­ly focused on research­ing and devel­op­ing effec­tive cog­ni­tive train­ing appli­ca­tions, includ­ing work­ing close­ly with a Sci­en­tif­ic Advi­so­ry Board of lead­ing researchers from insti­tu­tions such as Stan­ford and UCSF.

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Arrowsmith ProgramThe Arrow­smith Pro­gram,  avail­able in pub­lic and pri­vate schools in  the U.S. and Cana­da, is a com­pre­hen­sive suite of cog­ni­tive pro­grams for stu­dents with learn­ing dis­abil­i­ties that tar­gets 19 areas of the brain that are most com­monly involved in learn­ing. The Arrow­smith Pro­gram iden­ti­fies and strength­ens the weak cog­ni­tive areas that affect learn­ing and each stu­dent works on cog­ni­tive pro­grams that are indi­vid­u­ally designed for his or her areas of learn­ing dif­fi­culty.

Bay­crest, ful­ly affil­i­ated with the Uni­ver­sity of Toron­to, is one of the world’s pre­mier aca­d­e­mic health sci­ences cen­ters focused on aging. Through its strengths in research and edu­ca­tion, Bay­crest is using the pow­er of inquiry and dis­cov­ery to improve the health of tomorrow’s elder­ly while at the same time care for and enhance the qual­ity of life of the elder­ly today. Bay­crest runs a Geri­atric Health Care Sys­tem, a Research Cen­tre for Aging and the Brain, and a Cen­tre for Edu­ca­tion on Aging.

Brain Resource brings new insights and new effi­cien­cies to man­ag­ing brain health. Its pro­pri­etary plat­forms are used to pre­dict who will best respond to what drug, and devel­op new drugs, to pro­vide objec­tive reports from on-line assess­ments of brain health across the lifes­pan (includ­ing ADHD, Depres­sion, Anx­i­ety and Schiz­o­phre­nia), and to match indi­vid­u­al­ized pro­files with brain train­ing exer­cis­es & inter­ac­tive videos to opti­mize well­ness & brain func­tion.

Cogmed is a leader in the emerg­ing field of evi­dence-based cog­ni­tive train­ing.  Cogmed is a Pear­son com­pa­ny found­ed in Stock­holm, Swe­den, in 2001, as a col­lab­o­ra­tion between neu­ro­sci­en­tists at the Karolin­s­ka Insti­tute and game devel­op­ers. Cogmed cre­ates, val­i­dates, and mar­kets prod­ucts which are dis­trib­uted and sup­port­ed by over a hun­dred clin­i­cal prac­tices world­wide and that can lead to sub­stan­tial and last­ing improve­ments in atten­tion for peo­ple with poor work­ing mem­o­ry – in all age groups.

Cog­niFit offers per­son­al­ized brain fit­ness pro­grams ground­ed on an ini­tial base­line assess­ment of the cog­ni­tive abil­i­ties that are most affect­ed by aging. Its patent­ed Indi­vid­u­al­ized Train­ing Sys­tem ™ then cre­ates a train­ing pro­gram that con­tin­u­ous­ly adapts to the user’s cur­rent cog­ni­tive lev­el. The com­pa­ny offers its prod­uct via mul­ti­ple part­ner­ships in North Amer­i­ca, Europe, Israel and Asia Pacif­ic.

Posit Sci­ence is a leader in deliv­er­ing clin­i­cally proven brain fit­ness soft­ware that brings brain sci­ence from the lab to the peo­ple, improv­ing every­day lives. The com­pany com­bines break­through research and a focus on great cus­tomer expe­ri­ences to cre­ate prod­ucts that are engag­ing and help users think faster, focus bet­ter and remem­ber more. Posit Sci­ence prod­ucts are avail­able online and through health, long-term care and auto insur­ers. Posit Sci­ence is also fea­tured in the PBS doc­u­men­tary “The Brain Fit­ness Pro­gram.”

UCLA Cen­ter on Aging’s mis­sion is to enhance and extend pro­duc­tive and healthy life through com­mu­ni­ty out­reach, pre­em­i­nent research and edu­ca­tion on aging. With inter­dis­ci­pli­nary sup­port from fore­most spe­cial­ists, the Cen­ter builds on UCLA’s rec­og­nized excel­lence in care of old­er adults: U.S. News and World Report has named UCLA’s geri­atrics pro­gram one of the top in Amer­i­ca for 20 years.

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• Logo, descrip­tion and link in con­fer­ence web­site
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• 5 staff mem­bers get com­pli­men­ta­ry com­pli­men­ta­ry Sum­mit pass­es and 2011 Mem­ber­ship in Sharp­Brains Coun­cil for Brain Fit­ness Inno­va­tion
• Offi­cial list­ing in all con­fer­ence mate­ri­als
• Sharp­Brains press, mar­ket­ing, and pub­lic rela­tions out­reach

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Agenda at-a-glance

Market Insights - Wednesday, March 30th

  • Welcome Remarks
  • The Innovation Imperative: Meeting Growing Demands at Lower Costs
  • Anticipating Future Demands of Savvy Consumers
  • Protecting and Developing Young Minds
  • A Workplace Health & Productivity Case Study — From Lab to Rollout
  • Cognitive Services for Active Aging: What a Brain Gym Looks Like

R&D Insights - Thursday, March 31st:

  • The NIH Toolbox for Assess­ment of Neu­ro­log­i­cal and Behav­ioral Func­tion
  • Past, Present and Future of Applied Neuroplasticity
  • Cognitive Monitoring Systems: The Missing Link to Drive Better Lifelong Brain Care?
  • The Busi­ness Case — Scal­ing up Cost-efficient Sys­tems to Extend Wellness and Mod­u­lat­e Risks
  • Beyond the Controversy - Defining “Brain Training” and its Applications
  • The State of Innovation and Emerging Marketplace
  • What's Next - Standardizing Outcomes to Drive Valuable Innovation

Expo Day - Friday, April 1st

  • From Lab to Marketplace: How Science Reaches Users
  • Lumos Labs Presentation
  • Brain Resource Presentation
  • Cogmed Presentation
  • Baycrest Presentation
  • CogniFit Presentation
  • Posit Science Presentation

Detailed Agenda: Here

Speaker Bios: Here

Organizations represented in 2010 included

    Alegent Health Immanuel Medical Center
    Allstate Insurance
    Alzheimer's Association
    Bon Secours New York Health System
    Brain Injury Association of America
    Campbell Soup Company
    Clinton Global Initiative
    Greenville Hospital System
    Harvard Business Review
    HealthComm Inc.
    Human Dimension Taskforce, US Army
    Institute For The Future
    Johnson & Johnson
    Los Angeles County Dept of Public Health
    McGovern Institute of Neurotechnology, MIT
    National Resource Ctr. Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes
    Nutrition Science Solutions
    One Laptop Per Child
    OptumHealth Behavioral Solutions
    Piedmont Gardens
    Procter & Gamble
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    Stanford University
    Sun Microsystems
    UC Berkeley
    UnitedHealth Group
    Winter Park Health Foundation
    Workers' Compensation Regulatory Authority

Participants in 2010 included

Biomedical Engineers
Digital Media professionals
Game publishers
Healthcare technologists
Marketing Executives
Medical Students
Non profit board members
Occupational Therapists
Pharmaceutical Executives
Post doctorate researchers
Professors and Researchers
Scientific Publishers
Social Workers
Speech Pathologists
Talent management/HR
Wellness professionals


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