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FDA clears MindMaze GO neurorehabilitation platform, easing access to continued outpatient therapy

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Mind­Maze Con­sol­i­dates First-ever FDA Approval for Inpa­tient and Out­pa­tient Neu­rore­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Ther­a­py (press release):

Mind­Maze, a leader in brain­tech, has today announced that it has obtained FDA clear­ance to launch its portable neu­rore­ha­bil­i­ta­tion prod­uct, Mind­Mo­tion™ GO, in the Unit­ed States. Togeth­er with Mind­Mo­tion PRO (which received FDA clear­ance in 2017), Mind­Mo­tion GO is the next offer­ing in the company’s con­tin­u­um of care, pro­vid­ing gam­i­fied neu­rore­ha­bil­i­ta­tion ther­a­py. Read the rest of this entry »

UT Dallas researcher secures $2.7m grant to better monitor and address TBI-related cognitive and functional deficits

-- Drs. Dan Krawczyk and Kihwan Han review MRI scans. Credit: Center for BrainHealth, Randy Anderson

– Drs. Dan Kraw­czyk and Kih­wan Han review MRI scans. Cred­it: Cen­ter for Brain­Health, Randy Ander­son

Sci­en­tist Gets Grant for Study of Vet­er­ans with Trau­mat­ic Brain Injuries (UT Dal­las release):

A researcher from the Cen­ter for Brain­Health at UT Dal­las has been award­ed a $2.7 mil­lion grant from the Depart­ment of Defense (DoD) under the Joint Warfight­er Med­ical Research Pro­gram.

The grant, award­ed to Dr. Daniel Kraw­czyk, deputy direc­tor of the Cen­ter for Brain­Health, will fund research, via a vir­tu­al tech­nol­o­gy plat­form, to improve cog­ni­tive and func­tion­al deficits for Read the rest of this entry »

Exploring the latest in cognitive rehabilitation and brain health

Dur­ing Expo Day select­ed Sum­mit Part­ners and Spon­sors show­cased their lat­est ini­tia­tives and solu­tions.

  • Dr. Daniel Perez-Mar­cos, Senior Sci­en­tist at Mind­Maze, pre­sent­ed the Mind­Mo­tion platform–a series of med­ical-grade vir­tu­al real­i­ty solu­tions for neu­rore­ha­bil­i­ta­tion.
  • Alvaro Fer­nan­dez. Sharp­Brains‘ CEO & Edi­tor-in-Chief dis­cussed The State of Brain Health Inno­va­tion.
  • Mark Wat­son, Co-Direc­tor of the Wat­son Cen­tre for Brain Health, explored lat­est research and pro­grams for cog­ni­tive reha­bil­i­ta­tion.

These pre­sen­ta­tions took place at the 2016 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit: Rein­vent­ing Brain Health in the Dig­i­tal Age (Decem­ber 6–8th, 2016).

Next: Tools to detect and treat “chemo brain” symptoms common in around 35% of breast cancer survivors

fog brainUCLA study reveals treat­ment for women with breast can­cer suf­fer­ing cog­ni­tive dif­fi­cul­ties (Health­Canal):

UCLA researchers have devel­oped a pro­gram that could improve the day-to-day lives of women with breast can­cer by address­ing post-treat­ment cog­ni­tive dif­fi­cul­ties, some­times known as “chemo brain,” which can affect up to 35 per­cent of women after their treat­ments Read the rest of this entry »

Brain training 2.0: Adding 3D Navigation to Optimize Cognitive Training

StreetNavAs dis­cussed dur­ing my Sharp­Brains Sum­mit talk last week, it is very impor­tant to ensure fideli­ty between brain train­ing tasks and the real-world sce­nar­ios where we expect those sharp­ened cog­ni­tive skills to be put to good use. That’s why, work­ing with a num­ber of researchers in the US and Europe, I’ve been devel­op­ing a new 3D task called Street Nav, as part of Peak’s suite of mobile cog­ni­tive train­ing games.

And this is what we just released: Pre­sent­ing an aer­i­al map with start and end-points to mem­o­rise, the game places the user at street lev­el with the task of nav­i­gat­ing to the des­ig­nat­ed des­ti­na­tion, in an immer­sive 3D envi­ron­ment (see image to the right). In doing so Read the rest of this entry »

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