I returned from the first of two holiday trips to see relatives last week after Southwest Airlines made a heroic effort to get my family home. Because of the multiple stops to get from Chicago to San Jose, I had time to think about the year we’ve had and offer a small thank you gift to you for your interest in what we do.
Here are some of the accomplishments in the past year:
- Raised significant funding for public television and NPR with multiple shows and pledge gifts.
- Initiated a program with The Hartford to improve their AARP customers’ experience and driving safety. Additional data received from the Allstate pilot program in Pennsylvania showing improvement in claims. The launch of a wellness program with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to reach their tens of thousands of customers.
- Publication of many new findings on the benefits of putting your brain through its paces. Several notable studies included the JAGS publication of Dr. Karlene Ball’s finding that at-fault crash risk was reduced by 50% for older drivers when trained with Posit Science’s useful field of view technology and the significant improvement in visual working memory from playing Sweep Seeker found by Dr. Adam Gazzaley’s UCSF lab and published in PLoSOne.
- The award of a $3.65M NIH grant to Brain Plasticity Inc. to commercialize our platform in cognitive impairment in schizophrenia.
That’s a lot of good stuff for consumers, great progress by the research team and broader neuroscience community, and growth in the business.