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Best practices to navigate and implement the emerging brain health toolkit

Two well-rec­og­nized prac­ti­tion­ers, at UMass and Wal­ter Reed, described their respec­tive well­ness and rehab ini­tia­tives, focus­ing on Read the rest of this entry »

Internet-driven innovation drives new digital health market, social change

human-brain-as-a-central-processingBrain Health And Well­ness Inno­va­tion Dri­ves New Dig­i­tal Health Mar­ket, Social Change (Young Upstarts):

Tech­nol­o­gy has com­plete­ly changed the prac­tice of med­i­cine, pro­vid­ing incred­i­ble imag­ing tech­niques and data that now play a key role in treat­ing injuries and ill­ness­es. Sophis­ti­cat­ed tools give researchers amaz­ing new insights that advance our under­stand­ing of human anato­my, includ­ing the brain. Stan­dard treat­ments for vir­tu­al­ly every seri­ous injury and ill­ness have been utter­ly trans­formed over the past 50 years due to tech­ni­cal advances. How­ev­er, these advances have added great­ly to the cost of research and treat­ment, and that’s par­tic­u­lar­ly true when it comes to the brain… One solu­tion to this chal­lenge lies in tech­nol­o­gy that is already glob­al­ly per­va­sive and rel­a­tive­ly inex­pen­sive to deploy: the Inter­net. Read arti­cle »

CES 2013: Combining brains and digital health in the workplace

The Brain: On the Front­line of Dig­i­tal Health in the Work­place (Huff­in­g­ton Post):

…It is esti­mat­ed that some two bil­lion world­wide, one-third of the glob­al pop­u­la­tion, suf­fer from brain-based health and pro­duc­tiv­i­ty chal­lenges with a relat­ed cost bur­den of more than $2 tril­lion. The broad scope of this mar­ket is empha­sized fur­ther when con­sid­er­a­tion is giv­en to Read the rest of this entry »

Lifelong brain wellness and performance–not medical disease–drives growing demand for digital brain health solutions

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7 Key Lessons from the 2011 SharpBrains Summit: Retooling Brain Health for the 21st Century

Sharp­Brains served a high­ly thought-pro­vok­ing and infor­ma­tive 2011 Vir­tu­al Sum­mit on Retool­ing Brain Health for the 21st Cen­tu­ry over 3 days, March 30th — April 1st. Here is a brief dis­til­la­tion of the large num­ber (40+) of pre­sen­ta­tions.

1.The range and vari­ety of pre­sen­ta­tions left no room for doubt that the dig­i­tal brain health mar­ket is con­cerned with much more than improv­ing cog­ni­tive per­for­mance and preventing/treating dis­ease. There is a need for many tools in each of the fol­low­ing cat­e­gories: Read the rest of this entry »

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