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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

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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 »

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