Alphabet’s X (the Google-owner’s so-called “Moonshot Factory”) published a new blog post today about Project Amber, a project it’s been working on over the past three years — the results of which it’s now making available open source for the rest of the mental health research community to learn from, and hopefully build upon. [Read more…] about Alphabet’s X shares Amber EEG system to expand the quest for mental health biomarkers
Ideally, mental wellness should be considered part of a healthy daily routine, like exercise. But even exercise is difficult to turn into a regular habit. Peloton addressed physical fitness by combining smart stationary bikes with live classes and community features to create an engaging experience. Now a new startup, MindLabs, is taking a similar approach to mental wellness [Read more…] about What will the ‘Peloton for mental health’ look like five years from now? And, who will develop it?
“A portable device that can quickly measure electrical activity in the brain and relay it to doctors via a smartphone app, called the Nurochek system, has been cleared by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use as a medical device. [Read more…] about Portable brain assessment device by Headsafe secures 510(k) FDA clearance
Brain-wave pattern can identify people likely to respond to antidepressant, study finds (Stanford Medicine press release):
“A new method of interpreting brain activity could potentially be used in clinics to help determine the best treatment options for depression, according to a study led by researchers at the Stanford School of Medicine.
Stanford researchers and their collaborators used electroencephalography, a tool for monitoring electrical activity in the brain, and an algorithm to identify a brain-wave signature in [Read more…] about Machine-learning study finds EEG brain signatures that predict response to antidepressant treatments
Army develops big data approach to neuroscience (press release):
“A big data approach to neuroscience promises to significantly improve our understanding of the relationship between brain activity and performance.
To date, there have been relatively few attempts to use a big-data approach within the emerging field of neurotechnology. [Read more…] about U.S. Army develops novel way to analyze brain imaging data and shape emerging non-invasive neurotechnology
“Formula 1 team McLaren Racing has signed a multi-year partnership with Swiss neurotechnology firm MindMaze to continue testing neurosensing technology on its drivers.
MindMaze’s combination of virtual reality, motion capture and EEG brain scans has previously [Read more…] about McLaren and MindMaze race to the future