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For invasive cognitive enhancement to work, firms will need to validate both the “neuro” and the “tech”

A Hardware Update for the Human Brain (The Wall Street Journal):

“The field that gave Emily her life back is known as neurotechnology, or simply neurotech—a marriage of neurology, neuroscience, neurosurgery and the kind of hardware that goes into smartphones. Today, most neurotech companies are focused on medical applications, which Read the rest of this entry »

Monitoring neurological activity to detect epileptic seizures: Key Neurotech Patent #9

— Illustrative image from U.S. Patent No. 6,473,639

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Today we are sharing a 2002 patent assigned to Neuropace, Inc. (As mentioned, we are featuring a foundational Pervasive Neurotech patent a day, from older to newer by issue date)

U.S. Patent No. 6,473,639: Neurological event detection procedure using processed display channel based algorithms and devices incorporating these procedures.

  • Assignee(s): Neuropace, Inc.
  • Inventor(s): David R. Fischell, Jonathan Harwood, Benjamin D. Pless
  • Technology Category: Neuro-monitoring
  • Issue Date: October 29, 2002

SharpBrains’ Take:

The ‘639 patent discloses techniques for detecting neurological activity, namely the occurrence of an epileptic seizure based on algorithmic processing of signals measuring brain activity. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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