“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.”
Recorded on July 6th, 2022 and released on August 26th, 2022 - Space of Mind Podcast
March 22nd, 2022 - Businesswire
December 3rd, 2020 - Businesswire
August 25th, 2018 - Focus
July 11th, 2016 - Financial Times
April 15th, 2016 - Newsweek
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
“'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
"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."
July 1st, 2013 - New York Times
"“By seeing the activation of particular brain structures, we can tell, ‘Ah, this person is trying to move his hands,’” explains Philip Low"
January 1st, 2013 - The Scientist
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
September 19th, 2012 - New Scientist
July 30th, 2012 - Forbes
July 12th, 2012 - New Scientist
Reading Stephen Hawking's Mind to Keep His Voice Alive
Scientists set to show how they hacked into Stephen Hawking's brain
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?
"With the iBrain, I need to think before I think."
iBrain Headband Can Read Your Thoughts
iBrain can 'read your mind'; enlists Stephen Hawking
Whose brain would you like to hack?
"iBrain could provide major medical advances..."
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 ..."
Device may be able to make Stephen Hawking talk just by thinking
"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
"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..."
April 2nd, 2012 - New York Times
NeuroVigil wishes Prof. Stephen Hawking a Very Happy Birthday
January 21st, 2012 - The Telegraph
NeuroVigil is one of the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Health Care
July 12th, 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."
May 26th, 2011 - Singularity Hub
Not only did Low invent a single electrode EEG cap, he invented software that receives the data and, using an algorithm that Low computed himself… In a head-to-head comparison (get it?), the algorithm was more accurate than manual methods at analyzing a night’s worth of data and cut the job time down from 30-60 minutes to just a few seconds.
But even as a graduate student himself Low had bigger plans for his single-channel EEG system and its algorithm than making sleep research easier for himself and his colleagues. In 2007, the year he defended his thesis, Low founded a company to develop his inventions. The company is called NeuroVigil, the single-channel EEG has become iBrain, and the software he named SPEARS (Sleep Parametric EEG Automated Recognition System Algorithm).
Philip Low appears to be one of those rare minds that is both brilliant and unstoppable. He is an inventor, an entrepreneur, a professor with appointments at both Stanford and MIT.
He is a young man who’s not hard to believe in. And someone certainly does believe in him, although he won’t tell us who he is just yet. Whoever it is, I just hope they can keep up with Dr. Low.”
FutureMed Day 4 — Philip Low, Andrew Hessel, a Visit to Intuitive Surgical, and More
Neurovigil, Brain Decoding Company, Gets Major Funding
iBrain is the "iPhone of Neurosciences"
"NeuroVigil Wants To Speed Up Treatments Of Alzheimer's And Other Brain Diseases"
"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."
November 7th, 2010 - NBC Universal
Dr. Philip Low on Annual list of 35 Innovators Under 35
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."
August 25th, 2010 - San Diego Union-Tribune
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
Wired: Gadgets and Ideas to Revolutionize Healthcare
"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
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."
November 20th, 2003 - The Economist