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Washington Wizards to test virtual reality system to better monitor players’ fatigue

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Wash­ing­ton Wiz­ards Part­ner With Neu­rotech­nol­o­gy Com­pa­ny To Assess Play­er Fatigue (Forbes):

Pro­fes­sion­al sports teams are always look­ing for an edge, as games are often won or lost by one quick deci­sion or one regret­ful error. As the sports world become recep­tive to tech­nolo­gies more preva­lent in oth­er sec­tors, the new knowl­edge gained can enhance that desired edge in ways that would be near­ly unrec­og­niz­able to a pro­fes­sion­al ath­lete a gen­er­a­tion ago.

One area of con­tin­ued inter­est for ath­let­ic train­ing is Read the rest of this entry »

Bioethicists call for stronger oversight of direct-to-consumer neurotechnologies

Bioethi­cists call for over­sight of poor­ly reg­u­lat­ed, con­sumer-grade neu­rotech­nol­o­gy prod­ucts (Med­ical News):

The mar­ket­ing of direct-to-con­sumer “neu­rotech­nolo­gies” can be entic­ing: apps that diag­nose a men­tal state, and brain devices that improve cog­ni­tion or “read” one’s emo­tion­al state. How­ev­er, many of these increas­ing­ly pop­u­lar prod­ucts aren’t ful­ly sup­port­ed by sci­ence and have lit­tle to no reg­u­la­to­ry over­sight, which pos­es Read the rest of this entry »

Trend: Growing investment behind non-invasive, AI-based brain-computer interfaces

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Neu­rotech­nol­o­gy Start­up Next­Mind Secures $4.6 Mil­lion (press release):

Next­Mind, a fast-grow­ing neu­rotech­nol­o­gy start­up devel­op­ing a ground­break­ing, non­in­va­sive, AI-based brain-com­put­er inter­face geared to the mass mar­ket, announced today it has raised $4.6 mil­lion in fund­ing to bring its direct brain com­mand solu­tion to tech­nol­o­gy inte­gra­tors and game devel­op­ers in 2019 Read the rest of this entry »

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What will neurotechnology look like just one or two decades ahead?

Cred­it: Uni­ver­si­ty of Not­ting­ham

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Will it be about a new gen­er­a­tion of portable brain scan­ners that can sig­nif­i­cant­ly low­er the price of research, like the one being devel­oped by researchers at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Not­ting­ham and Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege Lon­don in the UK?

Or will it be about sophis­ti­cat­ed neur­al inter­faces, like the ones the US mil­i­tary is work­ing on, to change the ways our minds inter­act with the world around us?

Or, per­haps, will it be about inex­pen­sive, data-rich approach­es to detect pat­terns in your smart­phone usage and detect men­tal health and brain dis­or­ders in their ear­ly stages — such as what Mind­Strong HealthNeu­raMetrix and oth­ers are already doing?

–> Con­tin­ue read­ing We need to rethink neu­ro­science. And you can help us, over at the World Eco­nom­ic Forum.

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