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Mental health meets the digital revolution: Mindstrong Health raises $14 million to modernize the diagnosis and treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders via artificial intelligence (AI) and smartphones

Mindstrong Health Raises $14 Million in Series-A Funding (press release):

“Mindstrong Health, a startup transforming the diagnosis and treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders through the power of AI and ubiquitous mobile technology, today announced that it has secured a $14 million round of Series-A funding. Led by Foresite Capital and ARCH Venture Partners, the round included Read the rest of this entry »

Mental Health Innovation and Dr. Tom Insel: from the NIMH to Google/ Verily Life Sciences to Startup Mindstrong

Former Alphabet exec is working on an idea to detect mental health disorders by how you type on your phone (CNBC):

“Can a smartphone detect whether a user is suicidal or depressed?

That’s the promise of an exploding number of mental health entrepreneurs, who are exploring opportunities to monitor users’ smartphone behavior to detect a variety of symptoms — all with their consent. Read the rest of this entry »

25 Key Resources to Improve Brain Health and Mental Health

Dear SharpBrains reader,

We have compiled 25 important resources discussed during the 2015 and 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summits–where hundreds of professionals from 15+ countries met (virtually) to reinvent brain health in the digital age.

We hope these resources prove to be valuable to everyone working on ways to improve brain health and mental health. Please enjoy these 25 Key Resources to Improve Brain Health and Mental Health.

Kind regards,

Alvaro Fernandez & The SharpBrains Team

Flash back: Key patent for the personalized display of health information

personalized health

– Illustrative image from U.S. Patent No. 7,555,436

Today we highlight a prescient digital health patent by Health Hero Network, now part of the Bosch Group (As mentioned, we are featuring a foundational Pervasive Neurotech patent a day, from older to newer by issue date)

U.S. Patent No. 7,555,436: Personalized display of health information

  • Assignee(s): Health Hero Network, Inc.
  • Inventor(s): Stephen J. Brown
  • Technology Category: Neuro-monitoring
  • Issue Date: June 30, 2009

SharpBrains’ Take:

With priority claim dating back to 1997, the ‘436 patent discloses health assessment techniques that were uncommon at the time of filing but are now taken for granted, such as the digitization and coordination of health records, remote patient-healthcare provider communications and intuitive means for understanding personal medical information. Read the rest of this entry »

Survey of key scientific, technological and investment trends revolutionizing Brain Health in our Digital Age

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Last year I got very interested in the functioning of the human brain and the science behind mindfulness and learning [1], so was quite excited  to attend the SharpBrains Virtual Summit [2] in December, indulging in the latest trends in applied neuroscience and digital innovation.

The Summit focused on the theme of reinventing brain health in the digital age, and brought together leading researchers, entrepreneurs, financiers and policymakers passionate with the mission of moving neuroscience and cognitive research from science labs towards applications in Health, Wellness and Education. Here’s a summary of the many things I discovered. Read the rest of this entry »

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