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Trend: The more prostheses the higher the need for intuitive interfaces and design

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CDT-Neu­ro stu­dent leads team to win £10K Robot­ics & Inno­va­tion prize (Impe­r­i­al Col­lege Lon­don):

Irene Mendez Guer­ra (CDT Neu­rotech­nol­o­gy), Ben Lakey (Mitt and Impe­r­i­al alum­ni), Ivan Vujak­li­ja (Prof. Aal­to Uni­ver­si­ty and for­mer Impe­r­i­al asso­ciate) and Dario Fari­na (Chair Neu­rore­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Engi­neer­ing, Impe­r­i­al) have cre­at­ed Nav­i­ga, which is devel­op­ing intu­itive, user friend­ly con­trols for pros­the­ses … Naviga’s con­trol sys­tem elim­i­nates the long train­ing ses­sions and improves the cur­rent con­trol approach­es to increase the accep­tance, usage, and func­tion­al­i­ty of cur­rent pros­the­ses.”

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Shaping the Future of Mental Health

We hope you enjoy this slid­edeck sup­port­ing two great ses­sions held dur­ing the 2017 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit: Brain Health & Enhance­ment in the Dig­i­tal Age (Decem­ber 5–7th, 2017). Read the rest of this entry »

Time to rethink Mental Health, especially anxiety disorders and depression

The glob­al men­tal health cri­sis could cost the world $16 tril­lion by 2030. With men­tal dis­or­ders on the rise in every coun­try in the world, nowhere is immune.

Poor men­tal health stops employ­ees from reach­ing their full poten­tial and forces them to take more sick days, stunt­ing pro­duc­tiv­i­ty and eco­nom­ic growth. This is also a chal­lenge with soci­ety-wide ram­i­fi­ca­tions. Lone­li­ness and iso­la­tion affect many of the most vul­ner­a­ble among us. Peo­ple with seri­ous con­di­tions such as schiz­o­phre­nia or bipo­lar dis­or­der are espe­cial­ly like­ly to be mar­gin­alised by their com­mu­ni­ties. Those with the most severe con­di­tions pay with their lives, dying pre­ma­ture­ly – as much as two decades before their time.

For­tu­nate­ly, com­ing into Davos this year we are rid­ing a sea change in how the world approach­es men­tal health.

–> Keep read­ing Why this is the year we must take action on men­tal health over at the World Eco­nom­ic Forum blog.

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Update: Only 5% of US children ages 8–11 follow guidelines recommended for brain development

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Dear read­er,

Time for Sharp­Brains month­ly e-newslet­ter, dis­cussing the lat­est inno­va­tions for brain health and men­tal health, and open­ing in this occa­sion with an impor­tant wake-up call.

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Hap­py Hal­loween and have a great month of Novem­ber,

 

The Sharp­Brains Team

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 »

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