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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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