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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 »

Brain hacking emerges as latest trend in wearable tech, but is it ready for prime time?

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Brain-zap­ping gad­gets promise to make you a bet­ter you — smarter, stronger, even hap­pi­er (The Wash­ing­ton Post):

Amer­i­cans’ obses­sion with well­ness is fuel­ing a new cat­e­go­ry of con­sumer elec­tron­ics, one that goes far beyond the ubiq­ui­tous Fit­bits and UP activ­i­ty wrist­bands that only pas­sive­ly mon­i­tor users’ phys­i­cal activ­i­ty. The lat­est wear­able tech, to put it in the sim­plest terms, is about hack­ing your brain. Read the rest of this entry »

Trend: Nestle launches Wellness Club in Japan integrating Nutritionists and Brain Trainers

wellness-club-japanMatch made in nutri­tion­al heav­en: Nestlé launch­es Well­ness Club (press release):

Nestlé Japan has launched the company’s first per­son­alised health sup­port ser­vice. Nestlé Well­ness Club pro­vides sub­scribers with nutri­tion­al sup­port based on data about their phys­i­cal activ­i­ty, dietary infor­ma­tion and brain train­ing scores, Read the rest of this entry »

Elizabeth Frates, Director of Medical Student Education at the Institute of Life Medicine, to speak @ 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit

BethFratesWe are proud to announce that Dr. Eliz­a­beth Frates, Direc­tor of Med­ical Stu­dent Edu­ca­tion at the Insti­tute of Lifestyle Med­i­cine, will speak at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit (Octo­ber 28–30th) about How front-line pro­fes­sion­als can incor­po­rate the emerg­ing brain health toolk­it to their prac­tices.

Dr. Eliz­a­beth (Beth) Frates is trained as a physi­a­trist as well as a health and well­ness coach. Read the rest of this entry »

Scaling up meditation, mindfulness practices via biofeedback systems and wellness programs

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That will be the focus of the third ses­sion at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit (Octo­ber 28–30th, 2014). We hope you can join us!

Scal­ing up med­i­ta­tion and mind­ful­ness prac­tices via biofeed­back sys­tems and well­ness pro­grams

  • Dr. Dou­glass Ziedo­nis, Pro­fes­sor and Chair of the Depart­ment of Psy­chi­a­try at UMass Med­ical School
  • Ariel Garten, CEO of Inter­aX­on
  • Dr. Dhar­ma Singh Khal­sa, Pres­i­dent of the Alzheimer’s Research and Pre­ven­tion Foun­da­tion
  • Dr. Evian Gor­don, Exec­u­tive Chair­man of Brain Resource

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