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By Aditi Pai 10:10 am April 27, 2015
Toronto-based InteraXon has raised $11 million for its smartphone-connected brainwave sensing device, called Muse, according to an SEC filing. InteraXon previously raised $7.2 million in two rounds from Horizon, OMERS Ventures, A-Grade, which is Ashton Kutcher's fund, Felicis Ventures, and ff Venture Capital, according to TechCrunch. TechCrunch also reported that, in February 2014, Google had...
By Jonah Comstock 09:15 am February 19, 2015
Melon, the EEG-tracking headband company that raised nearly triple its initial goal in a 2013 crowdfunding campaign, has been acquired by DAQRI, an enterprise augmented reality company founded in 2010, for an undisclosed amount. DAQRI's CEO Brian Mullins announced the acquisition from the keynote stage at the 4D Expo, an event hosted by the company. DAQRI is working on something it calls "4D," a...
By Aditi Pai 06:28 am March 18, 2014
Atascadero, California-based brain training technology maker SenseLabs (formerly Neurotopia) raised $4 million, according to an SEC filing. The company has developed a tool to help athletes train themselves to be mentally stronger. To use the device, SenseLabs users wear its a brain sensing headset to  gather data the brain's electro-chemical activity, according to an old report from P3 Lab,...
By Aditi Pai 09:26 am August 8, 2013
Saratoga, California-based Beddit, maker of sleep tracking equipment, launched an Indiegogo campaign for a consumer-priced sleep sensor. Through the campaign, consumers can pre-order the device with a 30 percent discount. So far Beddit has raised $5,000 of its $80,000 goal. While Beddit has been making sleep trackers since 2006, this is their first consumer play: their other sleep trackers are...
By Jonah Comstock 12:02 pm August 5, 2013
Google Glass may or may not be on its way to catching on with the consumer crowd, but, if nothing else, it shows that Google doesn't think consumers will have a problem wearing a computer on their head. As wearable health real estate goes, the head is a contentious spot for a sensor, but a number of companies are making a go for it. Brainwave sensors, like Emotiv, which has already raised $400,...
By Brian Dolan 03:27 am 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....