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Brain Training and Cognitive Assessment Market Surpassed $1.3 Billion In 2013

Heads-up: We just announced a new intel­li­gence pack­age aimed at edu­ca­tion, health, gam­ing and tech­nol­o­gy exec­u­tives and inno­va­tors.

Many mar­ket reports pro­vide lit­tle val­ue for the mon­ey. This mar­ket report by Sharp­Brains is the pre­cise oppo­site. Its wealth of data and analy­sis pro­vides very valu­able strate­gic and busi­ness devel­op­ment guid­ance to orga­ni­za­tions at the fron­tier of health and well­ness,” says Alexan­dra More­house, VP of Brand Man­age­ment at Kaiser Per­ma­nente. Read the rest of this entry »

Congrats, Digital Brain Health pioneers: Brain Resource, CogState, Emotiv, Lumos Labs, Neurosky, and more

Source: SharpBrains.com’s Report on The Dig­i­tal Brain Health Mar­ket 2012–2020

5 Mar­ket Lead­ers   Read the rest of this entry »

28 Confirmed Speakers: Optimizing Health through Neuroplasticity & Digital Innovation

The 2012 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit (June 7–8th 2012, no trav­el required since event takes place ful­ly online) is plung­ing ahead, with 28 Con­firmed Speak­ers so far:

  • Dr. Tra­cy Alloway, Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor, Uni­ver­sity of North Flori­da; author of AWMA assess­ment
  • Dr. Gre­gory Bay­er, CEO, Brain Resource
  • Dr. Robert Bilder, Chief of Med­ical Psy­chol­o­gy-Neu­ropsy­chol­o­gy, UCLA Semel Insti­tute for Neu­ro­science
  • Nolan Bush­nell, Founder, Atari Read the rest of this entry »

Lumos Labs raises $32.5m: Largest Cognitive/ Brain Fitness Investment so far

Lumos Labs, the com­pa­ny behind lumosity.com, has raised $32.5 mil­lion dol­lars in a Series C round from Men­lo Ven­tures, First­Mark Cap­i­tal, Har­ri­son Met­al and Nor­west Ven­ture Part­ners.

In our 2010 mar­ket report Lumos Labs came up as one of the cat­e­go­ry Lead­ers giv­en its mar­ket and research momen­tum (not easy for a start­up to get clear momen­tum in either of those dimen­sions, much less in both of them), so our con­grat­u­la­tions to them for now adding such invest­ment trac­tion. Read the rest of this entry »

A Brain Store to Find the Right Brain Fitness Products

Baby­boomers, wor­ried about demen­tia, are look­ing for ways to keep their brain active. Board games and brain fit­ness soft­ware pro­grams are part of the answer. How­ev­er it is not always easy to find and com­pare these prod­ucts. This arti­cle shows how Mar­ble: The Brain Store has devel­oped a very inter­ac­tive retail expe­ri­ence to help con­sumers find the prod­ucts that are right for them.

Note that we will have a chance to learn more about the con­cept as Lind­say Gask­ins, CEO of Mar­bles, will be speak­ing at the Sharp­Brains Sum­mit this month (March 30 — April 1).

Mar­bles is mak­ing its mark with enter­tain­ment and ser­vice. This is not a typ­i­cal game store. Employ­ees are called brain coach­es, not sales asso­ciates, and are trained on how to play the hun­dreds of games and puz­zles and soft­ware in the store.

Like a book­store, Mar­bles divides its prod­ucts by sub­ject: crit­i­cal think­ing, mem­o­ry, coor­di­na­tion, visu­al per­cep­tion and word skills. The store car­ries 250 prod­ucts […] There are games for fine-motor skills, stress relief, atten­tion deficit dis­or­der, cre­ativ­i­ty and dyslex­ia, just to name a few.

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