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Jan Samzelius, CEO of Brainnovations Winner NeuraMetrix, encourages pioneers to focus on “simple, elegant solutions to big problems”

What surprised you the most from the Judges’ questions and feedback during the Brainnovations Pitch Contest last month?

Even with only a brief presentation the judges immediately got the potential impact of our technology to measure and monitor brain health and began to think about other applications for us – several we had not thought about. That was fun.

In a nutshell, what is the core idea behind NeuraMetrix?

Typing Cadence is among the strongest habit we have. If the brain is attacked by a disease, the habit will begin to break – very slowly and in very small increments. Our way of measuring is so sensitive that we can pick up changes at the level of 1/100th of second – many orders of magnitude better than today’s tools.

When and how did the idea come to you?

Coming from data security, our first idea was to use typing cadence for authentication, and then were alerted to the brain health application by an outsider. Read the rest of this entry »

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