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FDA Has Cleared New Cog­ni­tive Screen­ing Tests (Alz­fo­rum):

The Food and Drug Admin­is­tra­tion recent­ly cleared, mean­ing it deemed safe, two tests that may help doc­tors screen for cog­ni­tive decline. One is the so-called Cog­ni­sion sys­tem from Neu­ronetrix, a com­pa­ny based in Read the rest of this entry »

Recognition grows for digital brain health innovation

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Anthro­Tron­ix Named Edi­son Awards Final­ist for Brain Health Assess­ment Tool (press release):

Anthro­Tron­ix, an engi­neer­ing research and devel­op­ment firm com­mit­ted to opti­miz­ing the inter­ac­tion between peo­ple and tech­nol­o­gy, announced today it has been named a 2015 Award Final­ist by the inter­na­tion­al­ly renowned Edi­son Awards™ for the company’s mobile Read the rest of this entry »

Expanding the brain health toolkit with mobile neurobehavioral tests — aka a “brain thermometer”?

thermometersArmy touts ‘brain ther­mome­ter’ as front-line tool (Army Times):

Army medics will soon use what’s been dubbed a “brain ther­mome­ter”: a mobile phone appli­ca­tion that can, with­in min­utes, pro­vide health pro­fes­sion­als data to help diag­nose and mea­sure a sol­dier’s injuries…

The Defense Auto­mat­ed Neu­robe­hav­ioral Assess­ment, pro­duced by Anthro­Tron­ix, includes Read the rest of this entry »

Top 14 Brain Fitness News in 2014: Research, Assessments and Training

BrainFitnessTrajectoryUnless you live in a cave, you are well aware of all the grow­ing inter­est in–and con­tro­ver­sies around–the top­ics of brain fit­ness and brain train­ing.

A lit­tle per­spec­tive may help sep­a­rate the sig­nal from the noise. Take a minute to think about the ear­ly years of the phys­i­cal fit­ness move­ment. It took decades of con­flict­ing research and con­fus­ing media cov­er­age to final­ly spread the idea that dai­ly life activ­i­ties are far from suf­fi­cient to keep us phys­i­cal­ly fit. And, at the same time, to Read the rest of this entry »

Best practices to assess and enhance brain function via mobile devices and wearables

Enjoy this great ses­sion held at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit, fea­tur­ing:

  • Corin­na E. Lath­an, Founder and CEO of Anthro­Tron­ix
  • Eddie Mar­tucci, VP Research & Devel­op­ment at Akili Inter­ac­tive Labs
  • Alex Doman, Co-Founder of Sleep Genius
  • Joan Sev­er­son, Pres­i­dent of Dig­i­tal Arte­facts
  • Chair: Kei­th Epstein, Senior Strate­gic Advi­sor at AARP

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