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The future of EEG-based personal devices monitoring brain function: Key neurotechnology patent #26

medical communication device

– Illustrative image from U.S. Patent No. 7,138,902

Today we highlight a very interesting 2006 patent assigned to Phillips and Accenture — who have been collaborating  to develop software for EEG-based operation of home appliances to aid patients suffering from neurogenerative diseases such as ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis).

U.S. Patent No. 7,138,902: Personal medical communication device and system

  • Assignee(s): Phillips, Accenture
  • Inventor(s): Raymond J. Menard
  • Technology Category: EEG
  • Issue Date: November 21, 2006

SharpBrains’ Take:

The ‘902 patent relates to techniques and systems for personal medical devices, evidencing the trend (as described in Background of the Specification) of the expansion of medical service delivery from strictly within medical centers into the homes and/or mobile lifestyles of patients. Read the rest of this entry »

10 Neurotechnologies About to Transform Brain Enhancement and Brain Health


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 »

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