The growth of the wearable technology stream is so fast, and everyone wants a piece of it nowadays. If you happened to be on any one of these crowdfunding websites like Indiegogo, Kickstarter or GoFundme, you could find at least 2 out of 10 products is from the wearable category every month. Which is not so surprising, this is a multi-billion dollar industry and growing towards $51.60 billion by 2020.
In this article, we thought to discuss how wearable technology can help with the more important part of a human body “Brain”!
The brain is a very complex and yet more to discover part in the medical field. And it is relatively uncharted territory for the tech industry as well. So, how do these 17 Startups trying to fix your brain with their products and tech-enabled therapies. Let’s get into it!
Aim To “Hack the Brain”
Before that, what is driving these startups to be in this business, money? But it’s more than about the money, so the answer is all about one thing,
“hack the brain to improve cognitive performance and reduce stress, while others are looking to treat mental illnesses and nervous system disorders.”
But the obvious question is how they are going to get into your brain?!! Well, this is where they will bring their innovation to differentiate their products from other gears.
Top 6 Brain Boosting Technologies Of the Future
- Nootropics – Smart drugs or Cognitive enhancers
- Gamified brain – The Power Of Games To Motivate brain cells
- App-led meditation – Meditation through mobile apps
- Acoustics – Boosting brain with different sound waves
- Non-invasive therapies – Conservative treatment without any incision into the body or the removal of tissue
- Wearable devices – A self-fitness tracking Devices that you can wear it on daily basis
Interesting isn’t!! there’s lot more coming and it will be a game changer for neuroscience field. The scientist can explore more about the secrets of the brain function.
Here’s the list of Brain Boosting Technology startups,
|Startup Name||What They DO!|
|BrainsGate||Medical device company developing technology to treat diseases of the central nervous system|
|Elevate Labs||Game-based cognitive skills training|
|Halo Neuroscience||Wearables based on transcranial stimulation|
|Happify||App with activities that engage users and help them overcome negative thoughts and stress|
|Headspace||Mindful meditation techniques to relieve stress, improvce focus and creativity|
|Intendu||Intendu’s Fuctional Brain Trainer Platform uses video games to improve patients’ congitive funcitons|
|Lantern||Cognitive behavioral therapy and personalized strategies for emotional well being|
|Lumosity||Brain training games to improve cognitive skills|
|Muse||Meditation app that analyzes brain signals and uses sound technology to guide the mind|
|NeuroNation||Subscription-based personalized brain training activities|
|Neuronetics||Non-invasive therapy to treat major depressive disorder in patients not responding to anti-depressants|
|NeuroSky||Users can busild custom apps using data collected from the biosensors|
|Nootrobox||Nootropic pills to enhance brain activity and cognitive skills|
|Peak||Mobile-based brain training platform|
|Thync||Wearables that deliver low-level electric signals to netves to energize or calm the mind|
|TruBrain||Products include nootropic drinks, capsules and coffee with perfomance enhancers|
|Ybrain||Diagnostic and theraprutic techniques for patients with neuropsychiatric disorders|
These are the 17 startups which are most funded in 2016 and growing their customer base so long. The future of these companies unpredictable since tech giants like Apple (apple health) or Google (23andme) already working on their crazy science experiments on the side. Till then no one disagree that they have great opportunities on the way in neuroscience wearable technology space to prove themselves.