Scottsdale, Arizona-based Magellan Health announced today that it has launched a pilot of Boston Children’s Hospital spin-out Neuromotion Labs’ Mightier, a biofeedback video game platform designed to help children regulate their emotions.
“…As the number of children diagnosed with ADHD and autism surges in the U.S., according to federal data, and as parents become exasperated with treatments that don’t work or involve medications that carry the risk of side effects, neurotechnology industry analysts predict the demand for programs like these will only grow [Read more…] about Trend: Growing interest in (and questions around) brain training centers for kids with special needs
“A proposed neurology clinic at UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay aims to shortcut the “diagnostic odyssey” faced by many patients with baffling brain symptoms that do not meet the standard criteria for any specific condition.
Patients with ambiguous neurological symptoms, but no diagnosis, frequently [Read more…] about UCSF to open innovative neurology clinic to address “diagnostic odyssey”
Story description (CNN Money): Ned Sahin is founder and CEO of neurotechnology start-up Brain Power, whose tool “Empower Me” uses smart glasses like Google Glass to coach those with autism. It helps schoolchildren learn social and cognitive skills and can even guide adults through an interview process. Brain Power’s product is sold to many schools in the U.S. but may never make it to market in Switzerland [Read more…] about Debate: What are the ethics of discouraging much-needed innovation given potential privacy concerns?
1 in 8 kids in 2–9 age group may have developmental deficits (Times of India):
“Almost one in eight Indian children aged two to nine may have at least one neurodevelopmental disorder, states a study published in PLOS Medicine journal on Wednesday.
Neurodevelopmental disorders include a wide range of issues ranging from visual and hearing impairment to autism and learning disabilities. [Read more…] about One in eight children in India aged 2–9 may have neurodevelopmental disorders
Fighting Cybercrime with Neuro-Diversity (Project Syndicate):
“Cybersecurity is one of the defining challenges of the digital age. Everyone, from households to businesses to governments, has a stake in protecting our era’s most valuable commodity: data. The question is how that can be achieved…
The key to success is diversity of talents and perspectives. This includes neurological diversity [Read more…] about Trend: Celebrating neurodiversity in the workforce to harness all brains for good