June 8th, 2016 - New York City, NY
May 25th, 2016 - San Francisco, CA
May 23rd, 2016 - Washington, D.C.
May 2nd, 2016 - San Diego, CA
April 6th, 2016 - San Francisco, CA
October 9th, 2015 - Utah
September 18, 2015 - Waterloo, Canada
July 23rd, 2015 - São Paulo, Brazil
July 23rd, 2015 - São Paulo, Brazil
May 8th-9th, 2015, Portugal
"Dr. Low delivers UBM Canon's Center Stage Keynote at the Anaheim Convention Center"
February 11th, 2015 - Anaheim, CA
February 4th, 2015 - medGadget
NeuroVigil’s iBrain Technology to Help Research Psychiatric Drugs, Assist in Understanding Neurological Disease
August 21st, 2014, medGadget
August 20th, 2014, INFO Exame
August 14th, 2014, MarketWatch
“If you ask my colleagues whether animals have emotions and thoughts,” says Philip Low, a prominent computational neuroscientist, “many will drop their voices to a whisper or simply change the subject. They don’t want to touch it.” Jaak Panksepp, a professor at Washington State University, has studied the emotional responses of rats. “Once, not very long ago,” he said, “you couldn’t even talk about these things with colleagues... In the summer of 2012, an unprecedented document, masterminded by Low — “The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness in Human and Nonhuman Animals” — was signed by a group of leading animal researchers in the presence of Stephen Hawking. It asserted that mammals, birds and other creatures like octopuses possess consciousness and, in all likelihood, emotions and self-awareness... “Afterward, an eminent neuroanatomist came up to me and said, ‘We were all thinking this, but were afraid to say it,’ ” Low recalled... For Philip Low, the Cambridge Declaration was aimed directly at the Cartesian prejudice against nonhumans. “The term ‘animal’ is simply an excuse not to look at something,” Low argues, citing eugenics, phrenology and “scientific” racism as byproducts of the tendency to elevate humans — especially certain humans — over other beings.""
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"Fattah who spoke earlier in the conference, praised Dr. Low's breakthrough research and his commitment to the millions of patients in America, and worldwide, that suffer from brain diseases and disorders.
"Dr. Low is doing truly remarkable work within the neuroscience field and I am thrilled we could partner to bring this future round of clinical trials to Philadelphia," Fattah said."
NeuroVigil is announcing the launching of a NASA satellite laboratory for assistive technologies, including mind enabled communication for individuals living with ALS, such as advisor Stephen Hawking.
July 3rd, 2013, Discovery Channel
The episode entitled "Can Our Minds Be Hacked?" aired July 3, 2013, at 10pm EST/PST, on Discovery Channel's Science Channel
"People with Lou Gehrig's disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) or other forms of paralysis still have healthy brain activity. Using the iBrain, they could use thoughts to control a virtual hand on a computer screen."
" “By seeing the activation of particular brain structures, we can tell, ‘Ah, this person is trying to move his hands,’ ” explains Philip Low, a neuroscientist."
Ken Rutkowski talks with inventor and neurotechnologist Philip Low.
NeuroVigil CEO among group of neurotechnology leaders invited by the President to the White House for BRAIN Initiative Announcement
April 2nd, 2013, White House
"Today I've invited some of the smartest people in the country, some of the most imaginative and effective researchers in the country — some very smart people to talk about the challenge that I issued in my State of the Union address: to grow our economy, to create new jobs, to reignite a rising, thriving middle class by investing in one of our core strengths, and that's American innovation...
Imagine if no family had to feel helpless watching a loved one disappear behind the mask of Parkinson's or struggle in the grip of epilepsy. Imagine if we could reverse traumatic brain injury or PTSD for our veterans who are coming home. Imagine if someone with a prosthetic limb can now play the piano or throw a baseball as well as anybody else, because the wiring from the brain to that prosthetic is direct and triggered by what's already happening in the patient's mind. What if computers could respond to our thoughts or our language barriers could come tumbling down?"
— US President Barack Obama, in the East Room of the White House
The Scientist Magazine's Scientist to Watch
"Low continues to push for broader applications, such as in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's research, and has formed a partnership with Stephen Hawking to develop a communication device for ALS patients who have lost the ability to speak and move."
Image: Concept, Gilberto Tadday and Philip Low; Photo, Frank Rogozienski
Philip Low and Stephen W. Hawking: Towards Establishing Neural Correlates of Intended Movements and Speech
July 7th, 2012 - Francis Crick Memorial Conference, Cambridge, UK
Single-Channel iBrain EEG recordings were conducted in a high-functioning 70 year old ALS patient attempting to move one of four limbs after a verbal cue: the left and right hand and foot. Raw EEG signals were analyzed with the SPEARS algorithm in order to make high-frequency/low spectral power signals detectable. Concurrent video recordings were obtained. During the attempted movements, the subject's brain activity demonstrated distinct broad-spectrum pulses extending to the Gamma and ultra-high Gamma ranges. Such pulses were present in the absence of actual movement and absent when the subject was not attempting motion. Activity in the Alpha range was detected when the subject closed his eyes, as expected. The emergence of such high bandwidth biomarkers opens the possibility to link intended movements to a library of words and convert them into speech, thus providing ALS sufferers with communication tools more dependent on the brain than on the body.
Scientists set to show how they hacked into Stephen Hawking's brain
June 25th, 2012 - MSNBC
Sleep Mining by NeuroVigil is one of "32 Innovations That Will Change Your Tomorrow"
June 3rd, 2012 - New York Times
"Wearing a small sensor on your head, at home, while you sleep, could be the key to diagnosing diseases early and assessing overall health."
Stephen Hawking trials device that reads his mind
July 12th, 2012 - New Scientist
July 7th, 2012 - Cambridge UK
TheFrancis Crick Memorial Conference ,focusing on "Consciousness in Humans and Non-Human Animals", aims to provide a purely data-driven perspective on the neural correlates of consciousness. The most advanced quantitative techniques for measuring and monitoring consciousness will be presented, with the topics of focus ranging from exploring the properties of neurons deep in the brainstem, to assessing global cerebral function in comatose patients. Model organisms investigated will span the species spectrum from flies to rodents, humans to birds, elephants to dolphins, and will be approached from the viewpoint of three branches of biology: anatomy, physiology, and behavior. Until animals have their own storytellers, humans will always have the most glorious part of the story, and with this proverbial concept in mind, the symposium will address the notion that humans do not alone possess the neurological faculties that constitute consciousness as it is presently understood. Thelist of speakers consists of internationally renowned scientists.Click here for more information or download the announcement
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Veja interviews Dr. Low: "You can no longer say that we did not know."
San Diego Enterprise Petition
Petition for a more Innovative and Entrepreneurial San Diego — An Appeal to Mayoral Candidates
In the News:
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Bits Daily Report: A Device to Read Your Thoughts
April 3rd, 2012 - New York Times
"...The researchers traveled to Dr. Hawking's offices in Cambridge, England, fitted him with the iBrain headband and asked him ''to imagine that he was scrunching his right hand into a ball,'' Dr. Low said. The algorithm was able to discern Dr. Hawking's thoughts as signals..."
A Little Device That's Trying to Read Your Thoughts
April 2nd, 2012 - New York Times
"...'Dr. Low and his company have done some outstanding work in this field,' Dr. Hawking said in a statement."
Device may be able to make Stephen Hawking talk just by thinking
April 5th, 2012 - CBS News
"Using the algorithm Low previously developed, they were able to see Hawking's thoughts as changes in the signal, shown as spikes on a grid."
Stephen Hawking's Mind Reading Experiment and Big Bang Cameo
April 6th, 2012 - Slate
"Hawking has lent the use of his nervous system's gray matter to a San Diego-based company that produces the iBrain [...] Dr. Hawking hopes that it may lead to future treatment for ALS and other neurological diseases."
iBrain Headband Can Read Your Thoughts
April 9th, 2012 - Mashable
iBrain can 'read your mind'; enlists Stephen Hawking
April 9th, 2012 - Yahoo! News
Whose brain would you like to hack?
April 9th, 2012 - CNN
"... iBrain could provide major medical advances: Helping to monitor sleeping disorders and diagnose disorders like autism, depression, and PTSD ..."
iBrain could help Stephen Hawking speak again by reading his mind
April 4th, 2012 - Fox News
"The black headband, aptly named iBrain, could eventually allow Hawking to communicate simply by thinking. The device is part of a new generation of portable brain scanners used to monitor conditions like depression, sleep apnea, and schizophrenia in real-time."
Satire: What's Stephen Hawking really thinking?
April 14th, 2012 - Forbes
"With the iBrain, I need to think before I think."
Brain Sensors — Dr. Philip Low at Futuremed 2012
February 8th, 2012 - The Doctor's Channel
Brain Science — Dr. Philip Low Speaks at METal Saturday Event
January 22nd, 2012 - METal
Date & Time: January 28th, 2012, 9:30am
Location: Bergamot Station / Building i
Address: 2519 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404
Hosted By: METal International
NeuroVigil wishes Prof. Stephen Hawking a Very Happy Birthday
January 21st, 2012 - The Telegraph
"Despite his health — and the fact that he has done more than enough to be considered for a Nobel Prize — Hawking is still pushing on with his research. His most recent major paper, written with Thomas Hertog in Paris and Jim Hartle in California, came up with a deeper understanding of cosmic inflation, the astonishing growth spurt of the early universe."
"From the Salk Institute to NeuroVigil: Building iBrain and the World's First Computational Neurodiagnostics Company from Scratch"
Dr. Philip Low will provide an overview of NeuroVigil's activities in computational neuroscience, wireless, hardware and neural engineering, and will cover NeuroVigil's diverse projects on CNS neuropathologies from Pharma clinical trials to the company's new partnership with Professor Stephen Hawking. Dr. Low will also discuss how he was able to bootstrap the company to revenue, without institutional support to secure one of the highest seed valuations in startup history.
A Platform for Hacking into the Brain: A new Paradigm for Data Driven Neurodiagnostics
December 1st, 2011 - Stanford University
Dr. Philip Low Wins Inaugural Jacobs-Rady Pioneer Award
June 6th, 2011 - NeuroVigil
On the occasion of the fifth UC San Diego Entrepreneur Challenge, Mr. Ernest Rady, founding Chairman and CEO of Westcorp, presented the Inaugural Jacobs-Rady Pioneer Award for Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship to Dr. Philip Low, Founder, Chairman and CEO of California Neurotechnology Company, NeuroVigil.
In his acceptance speech, Dr. Low encouraged scientists to learn to become entrepreneurs instead of necessarily relying on outside experts to run their companies. This is especially important in companies where key technology and business decisions are interdependent. Dr. Low also critiqued what has been widely dubbed as the "San Diego Model" wherein entrepreneurs would only limit themselves to creating technology licensing boutiques for larger companies. "Surely the city of Ellen Scripps, of Francis Crick, of Jonas Salk, of Irwin Jacobs and Ernest Rady, the city that is the home of the Marines and the SEALS and the city that calls its airport Lindbergh Field, can do better than that." Low said, rousing applause from a crowd of young entrepreneurs. "There are many more Qualcomms, Googles and Genentechs to build. Let's go to work!" said Dr. Low.
NeuroVigil in the News
May 26th, 2011 - Singularity Hub
"Understanding brain activity during sleep, researchers think, may unlock the secrets to understanding a range of neurological disorders including Alzheimer's, schizophrenia and depression. The new device is such a significant improvement over existing technologies that it has attracted private funding that raises the company valuation to $250 million..."
FutureMed Day 4 — Philip Low, Andrew Hessel, a Visit to Intuitive Surgical, and More
May 15th, 2011 - medGadget
Neurovigil, Brain Decoding Company, Gets Major Funding
May 2nd, 2011 - medGadget
iBrain is the "iPhone of Neurosciences"
March 16th, 2011 - BILAN
Dr. Philip Low at FutureMed
February 8th, 2011 - FutureMed
NeuroVigil is one of the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Health Care
2011 - The Washington Post
"Neurovigil's iBrain headband records brainwave data while the user sleeps. The data can be used to monitor sleep activity, which could help researchers identify disease patterns, earning the company the No. 9 spot on the list."
Dr. Philip Low gives keynote address at the UC San Diego Entrepreneur Challenge
January 18th, 2011 - UCSD
"NeuroVigil Wants To Speed Up Treatments Of Alzheimer's And Other Brain Diseases"
December 15th, 2010 - Forbes
"For pharmaceutical companies constantly hunting for ways to improve their dismal chances of getting a drug to market, it could be one more tool in their arsenal."
Dr. Philip Low speaker at Biomarker Discover Conference at Shoal Bay, Australia
December 6th, 2010 - BDC
Shoal Bay Resort & Spa
Beachfront, Shoal Bay Road
Shoal Bay NSW 2315
1st Plenary Talk:
Monday, December 6th
6:25pm — "Towards Integrated Personalized Neurodiagnostics Part I: iBrains", Dr. Philip Low
2nd Plenary Talk:
Friday, December 10th
8:30am — "Towards Integrated Personalized Neurodiagnostics Part II: SPEARS", Dr. Philip Low
Meet the iBrain (NBC Universal)
November 7th, 2010 - NBC Universal
Roshan Paul Social Entrepreneurship Profile: Philip Low
October 7th, 2010 - Roshan Paul
"The healthcare ramifications of this are profound. Disorders such as Alzheimer's can be diagnosed far more efficiently. Potentially dangerous drug interactions can be anticipated and prevented. More important, the combined data of thousands or millions of people can be combed for intelligence that helps scientists discover cures more rapidly and at lower expense."
Dr. Philip Low: A Better Way To Read From The Brain
September 25th, 2010 - NYAS
"High-resolution brain scanning is currently limited to a laboratory environment, and tends to rely on methods which are costly, stressful and impair normal functioning. Here we present alternative methods which pair advanced single-channel EEG analysis, including SPEARS, to create dynamic maps of brain activity (Low Thesis, 2007) with non-invasive single-channel recording devices, including an affordable single-channel home-based brain recording device (iBrain). We present non-invasively collected biomarkers in both humans and animals and discuss the implementation of these techniques to obtain additional information on pre-market drugs in clinical trials."
10th Annual EmTech@MIT Conference Identifies Key Technology Sectors Primed for Growth
September 23rd, 2010 - MIT
" An awards ceremony honojired the TR35 annual list of 35 outstanding men and women under the age of 35 who exemplify the spirit of innovation in business and technology. This year’s winners include Philip Low, Founder and CEO of NeuroVigil, who was honored for advances in patient self monitoring of neurological disorders...".
Dr. Philip Low on Annual list of 35 Innovators Under 35
Technology Review, 25 August 25th, 2010 - Technology Review
Portable devices for monitoring brain activity
"The device is small enough to be worn on a headband, so subjects can sleep at home rather than at a clinic. To make life even easier for subjects, the company is developing a version of the device that gathers data and beams it to a subject's cell phone, which can then send it wirelessly to NeuroVigil for analysis."
San Diego phenom named top innovator
August 25th, 2010 - San Diego Union-Tribune
"We're introducing noninvasive (brain) probes which people can use at home."
"The work has attracted the interest of giant pharmaceutical companies. In October, NeuroVigil signed a deal with Swiss drugmaker Roche to supply iBrain devices for clinical drug trials. The device will be used to detect subtle changes in brain activity at low doses before visible signs of side effects surface..."
MIT researchers among Technology Review's annual list of the world's top young innovators
August 25th, 2010 - MIT
Revolutionizing Sleep Science
January 26th, 2010 - Huffington Post
"The size of two pennies, the miniature iBrain marks what scientists, doctors and venture capitalists see as holding the potential to revolutionize the study of sleep, speed the diagnosis of disease and tap into the multibillion dollar sleep and neurodiagnostics markets. 'We are about to give people access to their own brain,' Low says with cool confidence."
The future of brain-controlled devices
January 4th, 2010 - CNN (CNNTech)
Wired: Gadgets and Ideas to Revolutionize Healthcare
November 4th, 2009 - Wired
"Roche inks deal with sleep monitoring start-up"
November 2nd, 2009 - MobiHealth News
"...Wireless sensor and neuropathology start-up NeuroVigil has inked a deal with Swiss pharamceutical company Roche. NeuroVigil will provide Roche with its iBrain wireless sensors to help the company collect and analyze data during its clinical trials. NeuroVigil technology will be used to help the company's development of various drugs for CNS disorders..."
TEDMED 2009: Using Sleep As A Gateway Into The Brain
October 30th, 2009 - Huffington Post
Dr. Philip Low on Neurovigil / Pharma Partnership Announcement
October 29th, 2009 - medGadget
Dr. Philip Low at TEDMED 2009
May 6th, 2009 - TEDMED
2009 Stanford Biomedical Seminar, Dr. Philip Low: Mapping Brain Activity
February 20th, 2009 - Stanford
Using Single Channel Sleep EEG To Create High Resolution Computational Maps Of Brain Activity
2008 MIT Media Lab Talk, Dr. Philip Low: Mapping Brain Activity
September 30th, 2008 - MIT
Hidden Treasures Revealed: Using single channel sleep EEG to create high resolution computational maps of brain activity
Philip Steven Low of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego, Calif., and colleagues report in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that electroencephalograms of the songbirds show they have episodes of rapid-eye-movement sleep and slow-wave sleep as well as transition stages and quick spikes, all reminiscent of mammalian sleep patterns.