Development of healthcare coordination system for senior living facilities 31640

By Sharon Niv, Ph.D. Investors are recognizing the benefits of coordinated health medical care through mobile applications. Chicago based company Caremerge succeeded in raising $2.1 million in Series A funding this week from well-known Polish investor Grazyna Kulczyk. This is a digital approach to coordinating medical information and communicating it seamlessly between physicians, patients, families, and [...]

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So how could Neurofeedback/Brain Computer Interfacing improve your life? 33937

By Sharon Niv, Ph.D. As discussed in this post, there are many potential applications for neurofeedback. The potential for use in children with ADHD has already been elaborated upon, and many individuals find the prospect of treating under-active frontal lobes without stimulant medication very appealing. But there is no reason that Beta wave training would [...]


Brain computer interface: Current Consumer BCI devices 25199

By Sharon Niv, Ph.D. Since EEG is relatively inexpensive and simple to administer, several EEG BCI consumer devices have been developed and released to the market. Although some of these devices are intended for gaming, several of the commercially available headsets also support applications aimed at refining brain function. Commercially available BCI headsets vary in [...]

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Brain Computer Interface: What does it mean? 24736

By Sharon Niv, Ph.D. What is Brain Computer Interface (BCI)? Brain Computer Interface (BCI) refers to a set of brain recording techniques used to connect the brain to a machine that can interpret and translate that activity. Such direct communication between the brain and machines allows for a wide spectrum of outcomes, from playing video [...]


New ECG device receives FDA clearance 30603

By Sharon Niv, Ph.D. The FDA recently granted clearance to a device that measures electrocardiography (ECG) data from ones fingertips. ECG measures electrical activity associated with heart beats, and is used to monitor pulse, as well as the muscular health of the heart. Abnormalities from ECG readings can be indicative of hearth disease or distress, [...]

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What is the difference between biofeedback and neurofeedback? 25477

By Sharon Niv, Ph.D. Neurofeedback is a therapeutic approach facilitated by Brain Computer Interface. The simple answer is, neurofeedback is a form of biofeedback that is specialized for brain activity. Biofeedback is a method by which individuals receive feedback regarding a measure of their physiology, and learn to recognize how it feels to produce that [...]


Forms of Biofeedback for Stress Relief 26985

By Sharon Niv, Ph.D. Biofeedback is a physiological therapy technique that is over a century old. It refers to an array of approaches by which individuals learn to become more aware of their body’s physiology and hence to gain more control over it. Biofeedback techniques have been used successfully to treat such conditions as hypertension, [...]

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Wearable health and fitness devices expected to rise meteorically in popularity 25392

By Sharon Niv, Ph.D. Technology market research group ABI Research recently released findings of a study that forecasted 41% yearly growth in the global market for wearable devices over the next 5 years. In addition to elucidating technological challenges for the field, this study predicts that by 2017, 90 million fitness and 80 million health [...]