Narbis Neurofeedback Smart Glasses

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Introduction:

Narbis smart glasses use neurofeedback at home to train your brain to focus, and eventually learn to concentrate on demand. Sensors in the Narbis glasses and a NASA-patented algorithm track how relaxed, distracted, and focused you are to help the brain practice focus and attention.

How it works: With Narbis, worn 2-3 times a week for 30 minutes while working on a computer or reading, the lenses darken when the sensor detects the wearer is getting distracted. When the wearer focuses back on the task at hand, the lenses return to their normal tint.

Innovation:

Why it’s a breakthrough: Novel Feedback Mechanism for Neurofeedback: One of the biggest shortcomings of previous neurofeedback technologies has been their inability to be used in real-life situations since many of them require the user to stop what they’re doing and stare at a screen.

In other words, you could either use a neurofeedback tool or work at a computer — but not both at the same time.

Narbis, on the other hand, brings neurofeedback into real-life activities, allowing you to practice attention within the context of your daily life — like reading the latest headlines or Slacking with a colleague

This is important because it allows practicing attention during the activities that are most relevant.

Eventually, after neurofeedback training with Narbis, your brain will learn to focus at will.

Feasibility:

Narbis smart glassses are available for $690

The plastic parts that comprise the frame are manufactured using HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology in Nylon PA-12, a bio-compatible material. Custom electornic boards that contain Analog to Digital converter, processor, and bluetooth radio have been designed are manufactured by a 3rd part assembling house.

Custom EEG sensors have been designed and are being manufactured by a neuroscience company based in France. All of the components are assembled in-house at our headquarters in Ambler, Pennsylvania.

Narbis Smart Glasses may be worn over your existing prescription or reading eyeglasses if needed.

Marketability:

For kids with ADHD, or those kids who simply have trouble focusing, spending time away from the structure of a classroom environment can exacerbate attention issues. How can teachers and parents help?

Video games claiming to treat ADHD are hitting the market, but are coming under fire for making misleading claims. Medication comes with its own concerns over side effects.

Narbis presents a novel, non-drug option. Its at-home smart glasses use neurofeedback to measure brain activity and help kids with attention disorders.

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  • ABOUT THE ENTRANT

  • Name:
    Devon Greco
  • Type of entry:
    team
    Team members:
    Devon Greco
  • Profession:
    Engineer/Designer
  • Devon is inspired by:
    We. Can’t. Focus. Between a surge of COVID-induced brain fog and the fact that attention spans have decreased from 12 seconds to 8 seconds in the past decade, our mental concentration is suffering acutely. ADHD runs rampant, and now affects over 16 million children and adults in the US. Until now, the only way to address attention deficit issues was through medication such as Ritalin or Adderall or therapy. Now there is a better way: Narbis.

    Leveraging the Narbis team’s previous success with an official NASA spin-off company developing products to help people practice staying focused, Narbis was founded in 2013 to continue developing ways to encourage people to practice their attention performance. Narbis has developed a convenient, at-home, easy-to-use training device designed to help individuals work on focus and concentration habits in daily activities.

    The parent company, Domenic Greco Ventures, Corp., was named after Narbis founder Devon Greco’s father, Dr. Domenic Greco, a leading clinical psychologist. Sadly, Dr. Greco was diagnosed with ALS in 2009.

    Alongside his youngest son, Devon, he continued to work throughout his illness on innovation in the area of easy to use neurofeedback systems for individuals. Narbis was conceived by Devon before Dr. Greco’s premature death in 2013. He continues to be an inspiration to the work and innovation behind Narbis.
  • Patent status:
    patented