Imagine you have moved to a new city and bought a condo advertised as “metaverse enabled.” Upon closing, along with the physical keys to your condo, you receive a unique cryptographic key to the community. You move into your neighborhood both physically and digitally. With the crypto key, you link your own personal metaverse profile to the condo. This merges your personal metaverse, including a digital catalog of all the objects in your home, to a digital map of the new space integrating all the sensors and devices that control the objects through the metaverse. [Read more…] about Beyond bulky VR headsets: Voice recognition, eye tracking, and natural gestures in the era of the metaverse and the “Medi-verse”
Wearable Device Clears a First ‘Milestone’ in Seizure Detection (Medscape; requires subscription):
A wrist-worn device that uses machine learning accurately detects different seizure types in findings that have the potential to revolutionize the management of patients with epilepsy.
“We have set a first benchmark for automatic detection of a variety of epileptic seizures using wearable sensors and deep-learning algorithms. In other words, we have shown for the first time that it’s possible to do this,” study investigator Jianbin Tang, MA, Data Science Project Lead, IBM Research Australia, Victoria, told Medscape Medical News. [Read more…] about Study: Wearable sensors and machine learning may well (one day) help detect a broad range of epileptic seizures
Heads-up: The recordings for the webinar on The State of Noninvasive Neurotechnology, held on May 19th, are already available on YouTube. Dr. Ricardo Gil-da-Costa (above) and Alvaro Fernandez (below) gave an excellent outlook on the brain tech industry, with a deep look into apps and wearables and the capabilities that human brain could achieve. We hope you enjoy the discussion.
For 19 years, Dr. Ricardo Gil-da-Costa’s pursuit of how the mind and brain work led him to behavioral field studies in Africa and Central America and neurophysiology laboratory research from Harvard University to the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. Most recently, he co-founded and serves as C.E.O. of Neuroverse, Inc., a neurotechnology company that has created a new class of mobile brain interfaces for health and consumer electronics applications.
Alvaro Fernandez runs SharpBrains, an independent market research firm tracking applied neuroscience. He is the Editor-in-Chief of seminal market reports on Pervasive Neurotechnology and Digital Brain Health, and co-author of the book The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age. He enjoys serving in the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Future of Neurotechnology, and in the Global Teacher Prize Academy run by the Varkey Foundation.
The Event in Context:
- Neuroscience Webinar Series by the Fundación Innovación Bankinter
- Three ways to protect your mental health during –and after– COVID-19
- New report: Empowering 8 Billion Minds via Ethical Development and Adoption of Neurotechnologies
- Infographic on the Digital Brain Health Market 2012–2020
- Five reasons the future of brain enhancement is digital, pervasive and (hopefully) bright
- Ten neurotechnologies about to transform brain enhancement & health
- 10 highlights from the 2019 SharpBrains Virtual Summit
What: Alvaro Fernandez and Ricardo Gil da Costa will give an outlook on the brain devices industry and hardware technologies, with a deep look into this kind of wearables and the capabilities that human brain could achieve.
When: Tuesday, May 19th, 2020. 7am San Francisco/ 10am Miami/ 4pm Madrid
How: You can register Here (free).
Time for SharpBrains’ eNewsletter, bringing you latest news around medication, brain training, supplements, mind-wandering, digital therapeutics, wearables, and more — and also a few quick brain teasers to wrap-up.
- Consistent use of ADHD medication may stunt growth by 2 inches, large study finds
- Mind-wandering may help enhance creativity, job performance and general well-being, studies show
- The ultimate in transfer from brain training to real-world outcomes: Reducing the risk of at-fault accidents by almost 50%
- AARP, TINA.org and the National Consumers League join forces to challenge Prevagen memory improvement claims
- Reinventing Brain Medicine, pharma adopts digital therapeutics: Evidence-based videogames, smartphone apps, and sensors
- Forget the Oscars — the Greater Goodies honor ten films that highlight the growth mindset, resilience, and more
- Next in clinical practice: Automated real-time detection of seizures via wearable EMG devices
- DARPA invests in nonsurgical neurotechnologies for eventual use in healthy human subjects
Finally, we have a couple of fun, quick brain teasers for you, and also a selection of articles to celebrate Brain Awareness Week 2018.
Have a great spring,
The SharpBrains Team
Dr. Serin, what surprised you the most from the Judges’ questions and feedback during the Brainnovations Pitch Contest?
It was great that at least one of the judges had already purchased and started using our product so we could delve into the nuances of our technology quickly. And I was thrilled that all judges saw the possibilities to create significant global impact.
In a nutshell, what is the core idea behind TouchPoints?
Too many people suffer too much stress, often leading to sleeplessness, cravings, anger, poor focus, poor performance, and feeling overwhelmed. TouchPoints aim at reducing stress by delivering haptic microvibrations via wearable devices worn on both sides of the body. The [Read more…] about Neuropsychologist Amy Serin, Co-Founder of Brainnovations Winner The Touchpoint Solution, would like to see everyone avoid the detrimental effects of an overactive stress response