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UCSF, Stanford, VieLight & Lumos Labs at the frontier of brain health & enhancement

On Decem­ber 7th select­ed Sum­mit Spon­sors and Part­ners show­cased their most promis­ing brain health & enhance­ment ini­tia­tives and solu­tions.

At the fron­tier with Neu­roscape, VR/ AR and Pho­to­bio­mod­u­la­tion (record­ings require reg­is­tra­tion; view slid­edeck for all am ses­sions Here)

  • Adam Gaz­za­leyUCSF Pro­fes­sor of Neu­rol­o­gy, presents Neu­roscape
  • Dr. Wal­ter Green­leaf, Med­ical VR/ AR Expert at Stan­ford Vir­tu­al Human Inter­ac­tion Lab, pro­vides an overview of health appli­ca­tions of vir­tu­al & aug­ment­ed real­i­ty (VR/AR)
  • Dr. Lew Lim, Founder & CEO of Vielight, dis­cuss­es pho­to­bio­mod­u­la­tion as a new way to enhance brain func­tion

Dr. Bob Schafer, Direc­tor of Research at Lumos Labs, presents their expand­ing vision for brain train­ing, includ­ing mind­ful­ness.

Slid­edeck sup­port­ing ses­sion held dur­ing the 2017 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit: Brain Health & Enhance­ment in the Dig­i­tal Age (Decem­ber 5–7th). All ses­sion record­ings avail­able for pur­chase (50+ Speak­ers, 15+ Hours, $150).

Remote computer-implemented methods for cognitive testing: Key Neurotech Patent #4

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– Illus­tra­tive image from U.S. Patent No. 6,280,198

Today we are fea­tur­ing a 2001 patent orig­i­nal­ly assigned to Sci­en­tif­ic Learn­ing Corp, and now to Lumos Labs Inc. (As men­tioned, we are fea­tur­ing a foun­da­tion­al Per­va­sive Neu­rotech patent a day, from old­er to new­er by issue date)

U.S. Patent No. 6,280,198: Remote com­put­er imple­ment­ed meth­ods for cog­ni­tive test­ing

  • Assignee(s): Sci­en­tif­ic Learn­ing Corp; Lumos Labs Inc.
  • Inventor(s): Bar­bara Cal­houn, Bret E. Peter­son, Michael M. Merzenich
  • Tech­nol­o­gy Cat­e­go­ry: Neu­roCog­ni­tive Train­ing
  • Issue Date: August 28, 2001

SharpBrains’ Take:

The ‘198 patent describes tech­niques for improv­ing the fre­quen­cy and reg­u­lar­i­ty at which an indi­vid­ual can take cog­ni­tive tests. Read the rest of this entry »

Final 24 hours to access leading, independent market research on digital brain health & neurotechnology at discounted price

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The future is already hereit’s just not even­ly dis­trib­uted” — writer and futur­ist William Gib­son

If you work at, com­pete with, or learn from, any of the com­pa­nies below, you may want to PervasiveNeurotech_3Dcover_widgetknow what they are up to and why, via Sharp­Brains’ objec­tive and inde­pen­dent mar­ket reports. Which are avail­able at dis­count­ed price until the end of tomor­row Thurs­day, March 31st.

1) Neu­rotech report & Info­graph­ic: Per­va­sive Neu­rotech­nol­o­gy: A Ground­break­ing Analy­sis of 10,000+ Patent Fil­ings Trans­form­ing Med­i­cine, Health, Enter­tain­ment and Busi­ness

Lead­ing non-inva­sive neu­rotech patent hold­ers (*Detailed IP port­fo­lio pro­file includ­ed with­in report): Read the rest of this entry »

Under new CEO, Lumosity to expand brain training platform with focus on applied skills and broader social, wellness factors

lumosityLumosity’s Stum­ble Reveals How We Think About Think­ing (Buz­zFeed News):

The ads were per­va­sive, pop­ping up on CNN, Fox News, NPR, and Google search­es. And they were per­sua­sive: Play­ing Lumos­i­ty games would do your brain good…But these claims sound­ed a lit­tle too rosy to the Fed­er­al Trade Com­mis­sion, which Read the rest of this entry »

Akili Interactive Labs raises $30.5 million to develop FDA-approved brain training videogame for ADHD

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Videogame Mak­er Seeks to Treat ADHD (The Wall Street Jour­nal):

Doc­tors don’t usu­al­ly pre­scribe videogame play. But one com­pa­ny, which has just raised $30.5 mil­lion from ven­ture-cap­i­tal investors, hopes to change that.

Boston-based Akili Inter­ac­tive Labs Inc. is devel­op­ing a videogame it believes could replace pills as a treat­ment for atten­tion-deficit hyper­ac­tiv­i­ty dis­or­der. Read the rest of this entry »

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