“Real Results - from Pharma to making a paralyzed person communicate to demand for Parkinson's and Senior Care tech to enough international patents to launch a consortium - without sacrificing a single animal or making a single hole into anyone's head.”

August 25th, 2018 - Focus


November 15th, 2017 - Forbes forbes logo white


Dr. Low interviewed by BBC

July 22nd, 2016 - BBC BBC world service logo




July 11th, 2016 - Financial Times financial times


May 6th, 2016 - Veja veja





Neurotech Goes Global: Tens of Thousands of Brains Coming Online

February 4th, 2015 - medGadget





NeuroVigil’s iBrain Technology to Help Research Psychiatric Drugs, Assist in Understanding Neurological Disease

 August 21st, 2014 - medGadget






"We Treat Animals in a primitive way"

August 20th, 2014 - INFO Exame






NeuroVigil Announces New Brain Research Initiatives

August 14th, 2014 - MarketWatch





The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness

July 7th, 2014 - New York Times NYT1



“'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'... 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... For Philip Low, the Cambridge Declaration was aimed directly at the Cartesian prejudice against nonhumans.“

How Human Brains Could Be Hacked

July 3rd, 2013 - Yahoo! News yahoonews


"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."

If Hackers Inherit the Earth

July 1st, 2013 - New York Times NYT1



"“By seeing the activation of particular brain structures, we can tell, ‘Ah, this person is trying to move his hands,’” explains Philip Low"

Philip Low: Sleep Analyzer

January 1st, 2013 - The Scientist Scientist2


The Scientist Magazine's Scientist to Watch

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"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

September 19th, 2012 - New Scientist


July 30th, 2012 - Forbes


Stephen Hawking trials device that reads his mind"

July 12th, 2012 - New Scientist

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Reading Stephen Hawking's Mind to Keep His Voice Alive

July 2nd, 2012 - TIME timemag2




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."

Satire: What's Stephen Hawking really thinking?

April 14th, 2012 - Forbes
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"With the iBrain, I need to think before I think." 

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..."  




Stephen Hawking's Mind Reading Experiment and Big Bang Cameo

April 6th, 2012 - Slate
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"Hawking has lent the use of his nervous system's gray matter to a San Diego-based company that produces the iBrain ..."





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."

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." 


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..."



NeuroVigil wishes Prof. Stephen Hawking a Very Happy Birthday

January 21st, 2012 - The Telegraph








NeuroVigil in the News  

May 26th, 2011 - Singularity Hub singularityhub-blue31

 "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





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."


"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."

Meet the iBrain 

November 7th, 2010 - NBC Universal
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Dr. Philip Low on Annual list of 35 Innovators Under 35

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."



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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..."

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






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



Secret sleep of birds revealed in brain scans    

June 26th, 2008 - NewScientist
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In Sleep, We Are Birds of a Feather    

July 1st, 2008 - The New York Times



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.


Sleeping with the finches

November 20th, 2003 - The Economist