May 6, 2020
This morning the FDA granted Australian company Headsafe a 510(k) clearance for its connected headgear that is able to perform an assessment of the brain.
Named Nurochek, the system uses Visual Evoked Potential (VEP) in order to gauge brain health. When a user puts on the headgear, which includes a set of goggles, the system presents visual stimulus to the brain. As this process is taking place...
March 10, 2020
This morning EEG-focused startup Zeto announced that it scored $7.3 million in Series A funding. The new infusion of cash was led by Seraph Group with participation from Aphelion Capital, SV Tech Ventures, and Shangbay Capital.
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The Santa Clara-based startup created a wireless headset, which uses dry electrodes, and a proprietary software. Cleared by the FDA, the headset, called the...
May 23, 2018
New York and Palo Alto, California-based MemoryMD have recently received FDA clearance for a disposable 19-channel EEG headset, called the NeuroCap.
Along with the NeuroEEG, a wireless amplifier worn around the arm that transmits to computers and cloud-based databases via Bluetooth that was approved in February, the company is now preparing to launch its full offering as a convenient approach to...
February 20, 2018
New York and Palo Alto, California-based MemoryMD has received FDA clearance for NeuroEEG, a wireless amplifier that transmits EEG signals to computers and cloud-based databases via Bluetooth. The other half of MemoryMD's offering, a disposable EEG cap called NeuroCap, is still awaiting clearance.
"Essentially we’ve innovated on existing EEG solutions in the market," MemoryMD Chief Quality...
July 31, 2015
The US Department of Defense may soon start using smartphone-based diagnosis tools to detect traumatic brain injuries in soldiers on the battlefield. According to a post on its "Armed with Science" blog, the DoD is working with Bethesda, Maryland-based BrainScope to put its FDA-cleared Ahead 200 device into action.
Currently, it takes a CT scan to definitively establish the presence of a...
March 13, 2014
A new report from Frost and Sullivan on the sleep diagnostic market suggests that the makers of digital health sleep devices might have reason to be optimistic.
According to the report, the combined US and European market for clinical and ambulatory sleep disorder diagnostic devices was worth $96.5 million in 2013 and is expected to hit $125.8 million in 2017. The report doesn't include consumer-...
December 16, 2013
Head-worn sensors have been tried in a variety of form factors including headbands, helmets, headphones, glasses, and goggles. Now a group of Polish inventors, forming San Francisco-based IntelliClinic, are crowdfunding a new twist: a brainwave-sensing smartphone-connected sleep mask.
The device, called NeuroOn, has already raised $330,000 on Kickstarter, more than three times its original goal....
June 12, 2013
Last June an LA-based startup called Axio finished building prototypes of an EEG headband with built-in audio neurofeedback, Bluetooth connectivity, an analytic engine and companion smartphone app that aimed to help people find ways to better concentrate.
"We want to revolutionize how people interact with their brains," Axio co-founder Arye Barnehama told MobiHealthNews in an email at the time....
May 17, 2013
The SMART belt (Photo by: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)
Epilepsy is one medical condition where the constant monitoring capability of a wearable sensor could save lives, providing an early warning when a person with epilepsy has a seizure or even predicting seizures before they happen. Surprisingly, though, it hasn't been an overly popular target for mobile health entrepreneurs. For developers...
April 8, 2013
Dr. Matthew Hoerth of the Mayo Clinic
Neurologists at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona have shown that iPads can be an effective way to interpret electro-encephalograph (EEG) readings in telemedicine clinics, comparable to laptop and desktop computers. The authors concluded that in many ways the tablet even outperformed the traditional computers.
The team, led by Dr. Matthew Hoerth, presented a case...