The $14 million top-up came from a mix of old and new investors, co-led by Whitecap Venture Partners and Merck KGaA’s corporate VC arm, M Ventures, which also led the initial tranche of series A financing … The newly upsized funding will help Altoida add to its workforce, pay for intellectual property and regulatory filings and continue developing its tech platform to assess neurological function. [Read more…] about Altoida raises further $14 million to “democratize digital cognitive assessment at scale” via augmented reality (AR) and AI
The Use of Mobile Games to Assess Cognitive Function of Elderly with and without Cognitive Impairment (Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease):
Abstract: In the past few years numerous mobile games have been developed to train the brain. There is a lack of information about the relation between the scores obtained in these games and the cognitive abilities of the patients. The aim of this study was to determine whether or not mobile games can be used to assess cognitive abilities of elderly. Twenty healthy young adults, 29 old patients with cognitive impairments (Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE) [Read more…] about Study: Brain training games could be used to assess cognitive abilities, replace the Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE)
Today we highlight a fascinating 2008 patent assigned to Microsoft, discussing assessment techniques such as pupil tracking or head orientation sensors to identify where and what the user is focused on–and what types of information and/ or notifications to display accordingly.
U.S. Patent No. 7,395,507: Automated selection of appropriate information based on a computer user’s context.
- Assignee(s): Microsoft Corporation
- Inventor(s): James O. Robarts, Dan Newell, Kenneth H. Abbott
- Technology Category: Neuro-monitoring
- Issue Date: July 1, 2008
The ‘507 patent discloses methods for assessing a user’s mental state and more broadly the user’s context, to discern whether or not to present the users with a message (e.g., an advertisement). [Read more…] about Tailoring computing experience based on user’s mental state and quality of attention: Key neurotechnology patent #30
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In an increasingly knowledge-based and innovation-driven economy, human brains—not financial capital—are becoming the primary drivers of business success. Engaged, creative citizens and workers mean the difference between success and failure at the organizational and societal levels.
Looking at the problem from the perspective of brain health, there are [Read more…] about Invest in Brain Health to Drive Innovation and Prosperity
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