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Halo Neuroscience raises $13M to further develop and commercialize neuromodulation headset aimed at inducing “hyperplasticity”

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Halo Neu­ro­science rais­es $13m in Series B (Mass Device):

Neu­rostim­u­la­tion device mak­er Halo Neu­ro­science said today it raised $13 mil­lion in a Series B round of financ­ing to sup­port its Halo Sport neu­rostim head­set designed to improve mus­cle mem­o­ry acqui­si­tion from ath­let­ic train­ing. Read the rest of this entry »

Two Alvaros leading brain health @ BrainFutures 2017

– Álvaro Fer­nán­dez Ibáñez (left) and Álvaro Pas­cual-Leone (right), speak­ing yes­ter­day at Brain­Fu­tures 2017

Keynot­ing a fan­tas­tic con­fer­ence, Álvaro Pas­cual-Leone pre­sent­ed an overview of Neu­ro­mod­u­la­tion and Neu­rostim­u­la­tion, and Álvaro Fer­nán­dez Ibáñez dis­cussed the future of Brain Health and Enhance­ment build­ing on the slid­edeck below.

Excit­ing times!

Hun­dreds of sci­ence labs and com­pa­nies around the globe are research­ing and devel­op­ing new ways to help brain own­ers be smarter, sharp­er and health­i­er. What explains this flur­ry of activ­i­ty, and where may it be head­ed? Which com­pa­nies, tech­nolo­gies and solu­tions are gain­ing the most trac­tion so far, and what are some of the best prac­tices for appro­pri­ate use?

Eight research teams working with DARPA to discover best ways to activate neuroplasticity and accelerate learning

DARPA Funds Brain-Stim­u­la­tion Research to Speed Learn­ing (DoD news):

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is work­ing with sev­en U.S. uni­ver­si­ties and ele­ments of the Air Force and Army on research that seeks to stim­u­late the brain in a non-inva­sive way to speed up learn­ing.

DARPA announced the Tar­get­ed Neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty Train­ing, or TNT, pro­gram Read the rest of this entry »

Update: Why Untrained Brains Are A Bit Like Puppies (And How Dance Offers Great Brain Training)

Time for Sharp­Brains’ April e-newslet­ter, fea­tur­ing what’s new in brain health and cog­ni­tive per­for­mance. Quite stim­u­lat­ing read­ing 🙂

New thinking

New research

therapy controlNew tools

Upcoming event

 

Final­ly, here you have 5 quick brain teasers to sharp­en two key cog­ni­tive skills: atten­tion and work­ing mem­o­ry.

 

Have a great month of May,

 

The Sharp­Brains Team

Augmenting physiotherapy via neurofeedback and neurostimulation: Key neurotechnology patent #43

therapy control

– Illus­tra­tive image from U.S. Patent No. 8,121,694

Today we are shar­ing a fas­ci­nat­ing patent from Medtron­ic.  (As men­tioned, we are fea­tur­ing 50 foun­da­tion­al Per­va­sive Neu­rotech patents, from old­er to new­er by issue date)

U.S. Patent No. 8,121,694: Therapy control based on a patient movement state

  • Assignee(s): Medtron­ic, Inc.
  • Inventor(s): Gre­go­ry F. Mol­nar, Steven S. Gill, Kei­th A, Miesel, Mark S. Lent, Tim­o­thy J. Deni­son, Eric J. Panken, Carl D. Wahlstrand, Jonathan C. Werder
  • Tech­nol­o­gy Cat­e­go­ry: Neu­ro-mon­i­tor­ing
  • Issue Date: Feb­ru­ary 21, 2012

SharpBrains’ Take:

The ‘694 patent dis­clos­es meth­ods to treat patients afflict­ed with move­ment or oth­er neu­rode­gen­er­a­tive dis­or­ders through brain-sig­nal feed­back. Read the rest of this entry »

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