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Lumos Labs (maker of Lumosity) pays $2 million to settle FTC deceptive advertising charges

Exterior of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in Washington, D.C.

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Lumos­i­ty must pay $2 mil­lion after “unfound­ed” brain game claims (Fast Com­pa­ny):

The mak­er of brain game app Lumos­i­ty has agreed to pay $2 mil­lion to set­tle charges brought by the Fed­er­al Trade Com­mis­sion, which alleged it deceived con­sumers about the product’s brain-train­ing ben­e­fits.

The FTC said Tues­day that Lumos­i­ty made “unfound­ed claims” that its games could help users do bet­ter at work and school and help reduce the effects of con­di­tions includ­ing Read the rest of this entry »

10 Neurotechnologies About to Transform Brain Enhancement and Brain Health

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30,000+ sci­en­tists and pro­fes­sion­als gath­ered for the annu­al Soci­ety for Neu­ro­science con­fer­ence in Chica­go last month, prov­ing the grow­ing inter­est and activ­i­ties to bet­ter under­stand the inner work­ings of the human brain, and to dis­cov­er ways and tech­nolo­gies to enhance its health and per­for­mance.

Now, which of all those ongo­ing efforts are clos­er to touch­ing our lives, to empow­er con­sumers, patients and health pro­fes­sion­als? Read the rest of this entry »

Lumos Labs ranked #13 Holder of Pervasive Neurotech Intellectual Property*

lumosity labsLumos Labs pro­duces the pop­u­lar brain train­ing web and mobile app named Lumos­i­ty. With 60 mil­lion reg­is­tered users, Lumos­i­ty is the world’s largest cog­ni­tive train­ing ser­vice. To date, Lumos Labs has raised over $70M in fund­ing, and the com­pa­ny sig­nif­i­cant­ly expand­ed its IP port­fo­lio in 2014 through Read the rest of this entry »

Upcoming market report on Pervasive Neurotechnology

market reportJust a quick heads-up to the Sharp­Brains com­mu­ni­ty: we are wrap­ping up a com­pre­hen­sive mar­ket report on Per­va­sive Neu­rotech­nolo­gies (non-inva­sive, scal­able, poten­tial­ly ubiq­ui­tous). To learn when it becomes avail­able, keep tuned via our e-Newslet­ter.

See below, in alpha­bet­i­cal order, a few of the orga­ni­za­tions to be pro­filed in the report, giv­en their rel­e­vant intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty port­fo­lios (pri­mar­i­ly patents). Read the rest of this entry »

Harnessing big data and videogames to deliver personalized cognitive training

Enjoy this great ses­sion held at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit, fea­tur­ing:

  • Dr. Joe Hardy, ?VP of R&D at Lumos Labs
  • Mark Bax­ter, Head of Prod­uct (Fit­Brains) at Roset­ta Stone
  • Ita­mar Lesu­isse, CEO of Peak
  • Aki Niko­laidis, NSF Fel­low at the Uni­ver­sity of Illi­nois Cham­paign Urbana
  • Chair: Zack Lynch, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Neu­rotech­nol­ogy Indus­try Orga­ni­za­tion

Watch All Recordings Now (40+ Speakers, 12+ Hours)

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