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Sneak preview into the future of mental health: Fully digital clinical trials to study digital therapeutics


Click Ther­a­peu­tics™ Reports Pre­lim­i­nary Results of a 416-Par­tic­i­pant Clin­i­cal Study Demon­strat­ing Excep­tion­al Engage­ment and Effi­ca­cy of Click­o­tine®, a Patent-Pend­ing Dig­i­tal Ther­a­peu­tics™ Pro­gram for Smok­ing Ces­sa­tion (press release):

Click Ther­a­peu­tics, Inc. (“Click”), a com­pa­ny devel­op­ing a suite of per­son­al­ized data-dri­ven dig­i­tal ther­a­peu­tics for chron­ic health con­di­tions, announces today pre­lim­i­nary results of its ful­ly remote clin­i­cal tri­al of Click­o­tine, a dig­i­tal pro­gram designed for smok­ing ces­sa­tion. Read the rest of this entry »

Next: FDA-cleared mobile brain monitoring tools to detect cognitive impairment



FDA Has Cleared New Cog­ni­tive Screen­ing Tests (Alz­fo­rum):

The Food and Drug Admin­is­tra­tion recent­ly cleared, mean­ing it deemed safe, two tests that may help doc­tors screen for cog­ni­tive decline. One is the so-called Cog­ni­sion sys­tem from Neu­ronetrix, a com­pa­ny based in Read the rest of this entry »

January Update: The Federal Trade Commission orders Focus Education to stop making unsubstantiated brain training claims


Time for Sharp­Brains’ Jan­u­ary e‑newsletter, fea­tur­ing a wealth of brain health insights, neu­ro­science research reports, a land­mark action by the Fed­er­al Trade Commission…and some quick brain teasers. Enjoy!

New research:

New think­ing:

New tools:

Final­ly, when you have a few min­utes you may want to try these quick brain teasers to test your cog­ni­tive skills…and your cog­ni­tive bias­es.

Have a great month of Feb­ru­ary!

FDA clears use of EEG-based ADHD test

human-brain-biometricsFirst ADHD brain wave test approved by FDA (CBS News):

Diag­nos­ing some­one with atten­tion deficit hyper­ac­tiv­i­ty dis­or­der (ADHD) is often a tricky sci­ence because it relies heav­i­ly on psy­chi­atric and behav­ioral exam­i­na­tions. For the first time, the Food and Drug Admin­is­tra­tion has approved a device that Read the rest of this entry »

The future of intuitive technology and neurocognitive care?

accelespellEnvi­sion­ing The Future With Inven­tor Cori Lath­an (NPR): “Com­put­ers were cre­at­ed to be use­ful tools, but all too often it’s still a chore to get tech­nol­o­gy to do our bidding…For exam­ple, work­ing as an engi­neer with astro­nauts at NASA, Lath­an real­ized that the phys­i­cal chal­lenges of liv­ing in space in some ways mir­ror the chal­lenges of liv­ing with a dis­abil­i­ty on Earth. Read the rest of this entry »

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