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The future of EEG-based personal devices monitoring brain function: Key neurotechnology patent #26

medical communication device

– Illustrative image from U.S. Patent No. 7,138,902

Today we highlight a very interesting 2006 patent assigned to Phillips and Accenture — who have been collaborating  to develop software for EEG-based operation of home appliances to aid patients suffering from neurogenerative diseases such as ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis).

U.S. Patent No. 7,138,902: Personal medical communication device and system

  • Assignee(s): Phillips, Accenture
  • Inventor(s): Raymond J. Menard
  • Technology Category: EEG
  • Issue Date: November 21, 2006

SharpBrains’ Take:

The ‘902 patent relates to techniques and systems for personal medical devices, evidencing the trend (as described in Background of the Specification) of the expansion of medical service delivery from strictly within medical centers into the homes and/or mobile lifestyles of patients. Read the rest of this entry »

The future of personalized, cognitive learning: Key Neurotech Patent #14

system method

– Illustrative image from U.S. Patent No. 6,611,822

Today we are sharing a 2003 patent assigned to Accenture Global Services Limited. (As mentioned, we are featuring a foundational Pervasive Neurotech patent a day, from older to newer by issue date)

U.S. Patent No. 6,611,822: System method and article of manufacture for creating collaborative application sharing.

  • Assignee(s): Accenture Global Services Limited
  • Inventor(s): Brian R. Beams, Scott B. Harris
  • Technology Category: Neurocognitive Training
  • Issue Date: August 26, 2003

SharpBrains’ Take:

The ‘882 patent presents extremely broad claims over subject matter relating to online collaborative training, which includes applications directed towards cognitive training. Read the rest of this entry »

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Leading non-invasive neurotech patent holders (*Detailed IP portfolio profile included within report): Read the rest of this entry »

Report: We are at the dawn of the Pervasive Neurotechnology age — witness the work by Nielsen, Microsoft, Posit Science, Jawbone, Accenture, NeuroSky, Medtronic, GE and more


— Source: Pervasive Neurotechnology — A Groundbreaking Analysis of 10,000+ Patent Filings Transforming Medicine, Health, Entertainment and Business

We are at the dawn of the pervasive neurotechnology age, when our everyday technologies interface with the user’s brain and mind, when developers big and small harness the latest emotional, cognitive, sensory and behavioral technologies to create radically new experiences to engage consumers and professionals worldwide. Read the rest of this entry »

10 Neurotechnologies About to Transform Brain Enhancement and Brain Health


30,000+ scientists and professionals gathered for the annual Society for Neuroscience conference in Chicago last month, proving the growing interest and activities to better understand the inner workings of the human brain, and to discover ways and technologies to enhance its health and performance.

Now, which of all those ongoing efforts are closer to touching our lives, to empower consumers, patients and health professionals? Read the rest of this entry »

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