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“We need people-centered wellness solutions that integrate brain health factors” — Charlie Hartwell, Operating Partner at the Bridge Builders Collaborative

Question: Charlie, please share 1-2 major brain health needs you observe right now whose solution demands a creative and significant tech-enabled innovation.

Answer: I’d encourage people to remember that Brain Health is just part of overall Whole Person Health.  Brain health solutions may reduce some disease symptoms but not help achieve actual wellness.  We need people-centered wellness solutions that integrate brain health factors.

What advice would you give an entrepreneur launching an innovation to address that?

Think hard about the way to grow and through what distribution channel you want to bring your solution. No distribution, no innovation.

— Charlie Hartwell is the Operating Partner at the Bridge Builders Collaborative, helping fund and support the visions of social entrepreneurs building bridges in the mind training space. Charlie is a Harvard Business School graduate who has led, founded, run and worked in organizations in 16 different industries. He will serve as a Judge in the first Brainnovations Pitch Contest hosted by the 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Brain Enhancement in the Digital Age (December 5-7th, 2017).

— Brainnovations Judging Panel

Monitoring health, wellness and fitness via wearable devices: Key Neurotech Patent #29

— Illustrative image from US Patent No. 7,261,690.

Today we are sharing a fascinating 2007 patent assigned to Bodymedia. (As mentioned, we are featuring a foundational Pervasive Neurotech patent a day, from older to newer by issue date)

U.S. Patent No. 7,261,690: Apparatus for monitoring health, wellness and fitness.

  • Assignee(s): Bodymedia, Inc.
  • Inventor(s): Eric Teller, John M. Stivoric, Christopher D. Kasabach, Christopher D. Pacione, John
  • L. Moss, Craig B. Liden
  • Technology Category: Neuro-monitoring
  • Issue Date: August 28, 2007

SharpBrains’ Take:

The ‘690 patent discloses an apparatus for monitoring human health and wellness, including mental health elements, through a wearable device with physiological and contextual (environmental) sensors. Read the rest of this entry »

The Nine Habits of Highly Effective Brains

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While we are still (hopefully) enjoying some downtime, let’s review some good lifestyle options we can all follow to not only maintain, but improve, our vibrant brains. Read the rest of this entry »

Next week in San Francisco: Experiential Technology and NeuroGaming Conference

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Quick reminder: SharpBrains’ IP Analyst Nikhil Sriraman will moderate a fascinating session Validated NeuroWellness: A New Frontier– at the Experiential Technology and NeuroGaming Conference, May 17-18th (see promo code below, if you want to register).

Panel description: Wellness digital technology products that claim to improve our cognitive and emotional health, Read the rest of this entry »

May 17-18th @ San Francisco: Experiential Technology and NeuroGaming Conference

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Heads-up: SharpBrains’ IP Analyst Nikhil Sriraman will moderate the session Validated NeuroWellness: A New Frontier at the upcoming Experiential Technology and NeuroGaming Conference (see promo code below, if interested).

Panel description: Wellness digital technology products that claim to improve our cognitive and emotional health, Read the rest of this entry »

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