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Startup Aural Analytics raises $4.3M to monitor neurological health by analyzing speech patterns

Aur­al Ana­lyt­ics rais­es $4.3M for voice-based cog­ni­tive health mon­i­tor­ing (Mobi­Health­News):

Aur­al Ana­lyt­ics, a start­up using speech ana­lyt­ics algo­rithms to gauge changes in brain health, has raised $4.3 mil­lion in seed fund­ing … The arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence engine col­lects speech sam­ples through a smart­phone or tablet app, and uploads these to a cloud serv­er for analy­sis. From these, Read the rest of this entry »

Update: Trained older brains can outperform untrained younger ones at demanding cognitive tasks

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Time for Sharp­Brains e‑newsletter, fea­tur­ing the lat­est research, tools and think­ing for life­long brain health and men­tal well-being — and a cou­ple fun brain teasers 🙂

New brain research:

New neurotech and digital health:

New thinking on brain and mind:

And a couple fun brain teasers:

 

Have a great month of Sep­tem­ber,

 

The Sharp­Brains Team

Top Brainnovations to monitor and improve Brain Health

Hop­ing you enjoy this slid­edeck sup­port­ing the fas­ci­nat­ing Brainnova­tions Pitch Con­test held dur­ing the 2019 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit: The Future of Brain Health (March 7–9th).  Full record­ings are avail­able for pur­chase here.

Giv­en the suc­cess of the first Brainnova­tions Pitch Con­test in 2017 (details here), the 2019 Sum­mit host­ed a sec­ond Brainnova­tions edi­tion for select­ed star­tups to pitch their inno­v­a­tive solu­tions to  Sum­mit par­tic­i­pants and to our dis­tin­guished Judges — our very own “Sharp Tank.”  

1–2.30pm. Top Brainnova­tions to mon­i­tor and improve Brain Health 

  • Final­ist: Kate Sharadin, Founder & CEO of eQui­l­i­ty
  • Final­ist: Nick­o­lai Vysokov,  Co-Founder & CEO of Brain­Patch
  • WINNER: Richard Han­bury, Founder & CEO of Sana Health
  • Judged by: Alexan­dra More­houseChief Mar­ket­ing Offi­cer at Ban­ner HealthDr. Robert Bilder, Chief of Med­ical Psy­chol­o­gy-Neu­ropsy­chol­o­gy at UCLAElan Tye, Investor at JAZZ Ven­ture Part­ners; Dr. Evian Gor­don, Founder, Chair­man and CMO of Total BrainDr. Hag­it Alon, VP Sci­en­tif­ic Affairs at Joy Ven­turesJohn Cam­mack, Angel Investor; Kath­leen Herath, Vice Pres­i­dent Health & Pro­duc­tiv­i­ty at Nation­wide Insur­ance

How to promote brain health at scale: Examples in the workplace, K12 education and consumer tech

Hop­ing you enjoy this slid­edeck sup­port­ing an impor­tant dis­cus­sion dur­ing the 2019 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit: The Future of Brain Health (March 7–9th).  Full record­ings are avail­able for pur­chase here.

3pm‑4.30pm. How to pro­mote brain health at scale: Exam­ples in the work­place, K12 edu­ca­tion and con­sumer tech 

  • Louis Gagnon, CEO of Total Brain
  • Dr. Gre­go­ry Rose, Direc­tor of the Cen­ter for Inte­grat­ed Research in Cog­ni­tive and Neur­al Sci­ences at SIU Med
  • Ariel Garten, Founder and Chief Evan­ge­lism Offi­cer of Inter­aX­on
  • Chaired byAlvaro Fer­nan­dez, CEO and Edi­tor-in-Chief at Sharp­Brains

How to intervene early to address brain/ mental health problems: Examples in depression, epilepsy and smoking cessation

We hope you enjoy this slid­edeck sup­port­ing a fas­ci­nat­ing, for­ward-look­ing ses­sion held at the 2019 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit: The Future of Brain Health (March 7–9th).  Full record­ings are avail­able for pur­chase here.

10.45am-12.15pm. How to inter­vene ear­ly: Exam­ples in depres­sion, epilep­sy and smok­ing ces­sa­tion 

  • Dr. Wal­ter Green­leaf, Research Sci­en­tist at Stan­ford University’s Vir­tu­al Human Inter­ac­tion Lab
  • David B. Klein, CEO of Click Ther­a­peu­tics
  • Ana Maiques, CEO of Neu­ro­electrics
  • Chaired byAvery Bedows, Neu­rotech­nol­o­gy Spe­cial­ist at Loup Ven­tures

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