Scottsdale, Arizona-based Magellan Health announced today that it has launched a pilot of Boston Children’s Hospital spin-out Neuromotion Labs’ Mightier, a biofeedback video game platform designed to help children regulate their emotions.
“Qantas CEO Alan Joyce, who today is in New York for the research flight, told Today Show via a live cross that he will be selecting an aircraft for the mammoth job by the year’s end, in line with a previous time-line.
“The flight is going to be ground-breaking, as you said. We’ve got 19 hours — we’ve got a lot of scientists and we’re looking at different ways of making the operation actually great for our passengers,” Joyce said. [Read more…] about Qantas monitors brainwaves of pilots and passengers to test 19.5‑hour flight from NY to Sydney
It’s time for SharpBrains e‑newsletter discussing the latest research and innovations to help promote brain health, opening in this occasion with a large and worrying study tracking the long-term neural impact of commonly prescribed medications.
New brain research:
- First, do no harm? Common anticholinergic meds seen to increase dementia risk
- …which is one of the many reasons why these 10 highlights from the 2019 SharpBrains Virtual Summit are so important to shape a better system and future
- New study reinforces the importance of walking through forests for mental and general health
- AARP: A majority of Americans believe dietary supplements improve brain health, despite the lack of evidence
New brain technology:
- The Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) announces six new ONtrepreneurs working at the frontier of applied neurotech
- Monitoring the body’s electrical signalling to enhance brain health
- Few wearable neurotechnologies have been directly tested by high-quality, peer-reviewed research
New brain thinking:
- Watch all Recordings from the 2019 SharpBrains Virtual Summit
- July 9th in Toronto, Canada: Latest research findings on Neuroplasticity and Neuropsychology
- Kindle Countdown Deal to read over the summer (and apply!) a great book on brain health and neuro-fitness
- People spent $1.9 billion last year on apps to keep their brains sharp as they age — here’s what actually works
Last but not least, here is a fun brain teaser for the weekend. What do you see?
Have a great month of July,
The SharpBrains Team
“It may look like something befitting Halloween’s Michael Myers, but the device pictured above is actually a breakthrough in neuroscience—a portable, wearable brain scanner that can monitor neural activity while a person is moving [Read more…] about Wearable brain scanners to enable broader, easier, cheaper access to neuroimaging
Wearable EMG Found to Detect Seizures (Neurology Today):
“A new study demonstrates the feasibility of using a wearable electromyography device to detect tonic-clonic seizures…The Neurology paper was among the first to demonstrate its results prospectively, using a pre-specified cut-off for determining that a GTCS is occurring. And at nine seconds, its latency in doing so (from the time of onset as measured by an independent observer) is also among the fastest described so far, the study authors and independent experts noted… [Read more…] about Next in clinical practice: Automated real-time detection of seizures via wearable EMG devices
Today we are sharing a 2013 patent by The Nielsen Company. (As mentioned, we are featuring foundational Pervasive Neurotech patents, from older to newer by issue date, to help preview emerging neurotechnologies and brain health solutions)
U.S. Patent No. 8,392,251: Location aware presentation of stimulus material
- Assignee(s): The Nielsen Company
- Inventor(s): Anantha Pradeep, Robert T. Knight, Ramachandran Gurumoorthy, Dev Ratnakar
- Technology Category: EEG
- Issue Date: March 5, 2013
Issued by the same examiner and concurrently with Nielsen’s ‘250 patent, the ‘251 patent greatly complements the Nielsen portfolio, considering neuroresponse data to stimulus material based on user-profile and location information. [Read more…] about Collecting neuro-response data via wearable electroencephalography (EEG) headsets to personalize the presentation of stimuli: Key neurotech patent by Nielsen