Empowered Brain™ by Brain Power™
Above: Three children on the autism spectrum using the clinically validated “Empowered Brain” augmented-reality system for autism, running on the new version of Google Glass (aka Enterprise Edition). They see the world in a different way through the computer screen, and they remain heads-up to engage with you and others. | (All images with permission.)
We take an approach that embraces the state of the art in neuroscience and neurotechnology, and yet centers on the human nature of social interactions in practical, daily reality. We immerse ourselves in the autism community and spend time with families and at schools, learning what their challenges truly are. Our tools reflect our ongoing learnings, and our rigorous testing in real-world environments has shown that children and adults on the spectrum are usually motivated and engaged with them. Our goal is to help individuals climb From Potential to Reality®
The child or adult wears light, computerized glasses and sees and hears special feedback geared to the situation. For instance, digital coaching on facial expressions of emotions, when to look at people, feedback on the user’s own state of stress or anxiety, and much more. Empower Me gives an augmented-reality experience, which our tests show autistic users LOVE. Meanwhile, they get points and rewards for learning the social-emotional as well as cognitive skills they want.
Each software module connects to Brain Power’s cloud-hosted portal where artificial-intelligence algorithms produce insights and predictions in real time. The game-like apps collect numerical behavioral data, scientifically and rigorously, and present the child, family, school, or clinic with insights and answers they can readily understand. These come in the form of intuitive graphs, auto-generated IEP reports, and much more.
We aim to provide hope, clarity, understanding, social integration, and community – toward our ultimate goal of happy self-sufficiency.
We practice user-centered design, and include people on the autism spectrum into our testing, design, and brainstorm sessions. At Brain Power, we have several full-time employees on the autism spectrum, who are fully included and contribute substantially to the core work of our company.
In addition to developing products, we do scientific research and our work has been published in several peer-reviewed medical research journals. We have completed clinical trials in the clinic environment, and are conducting a new round of trials in schools. We have several federal research and development grants, as well as partnerships with Google and Amazon.
Legal Disclaimer: We do not treat or cure any disease nor provide diagnosis. We offer personal empowerment products that provide useful coaching to people who want it, and assist them with daily tasks, based on neuroscience innovations and technological advances from MIT and Harvard.
The Empower Me system aims to empower children and adults all along the autism spectrum to teach themselves practical life skills, and assess their progress numerically.
Above: A Mom cries during a live clinical trial session of the Empower Me system by Brain Power, as covered by PBS Newshour. Click the video to learn more about out why she was crying tears of joy.
What we address
Autism afects 3.5 million families in the US alone, and is a complex spectrum that no one fully understands yet. We understand that each person is unique. Yet we are committed to scientifically engineering practical tools that can help people in their daily tasks and life skills, and we have spoken to and worked with hundreds of people all along the spectrum, their families, and wide array of practitioners dedicated to improving their lives. We have run clinical trials. Based on all this, we have identified several key educational challenges that face a large percentage of children and adults on the spectrum, and have focused our tools on them:
Patents issued and pending worldwide since 2013.
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Web Portal for Parents, Teachers, and Therapists
The “Empowered Brain” apps on the smartglasses stream data in real time to an advanced, custom-built data analytics portal that is hosted in the cloud.
Another example of realtime data from the Face2Face session above. In this case, each and every time the child looked at his parent’s face, and each time he looked away, is plotted in precise time and on the points axis. In addition to real-time data, the cloud-hosted web portal gives several types of reports.
These reports can for instance tell parents how they child has been doing and improving over the months. Our system also can automatically log and analyze “session notes” for therapists, or IEP reports for teachers.
The Empower Me system by Brain Power has been used by hundreds of children and adults on the autism spectrum.
New England Cable News feature on Brain Power and the Empowered Brain augmented reality system for autism.
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