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Over the past year, our primary focus has been building prototypes, lots of prototypes. Analyzing EEG signals are quite difficult, this leads to hair pulling, frustrating face palms, and a whole gambit of stress related illnesses.

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However, we feel we have finally solidified both our analyses, and the underlying libraries which give us the ability to integrate EEG data with all of our prototype applications. Our constant emphasis on iterating quickly has enabled us to develop a deep understanding of how users prefer interacting with EEG data, and the best ways in which to capture that data.

Which is why we have decided it’s time to start refining our best prototypes into our first fully flushed product, designed to track, improve, and eventually automate mental health treatment. As some of you know, we launched a Kickstarter about a year ago, and it failed. We were targeting consumers who desired some cool apps (which I still use today), but not those who desired mental health monitoring and feedback. When we decided to pivot into building bioinformatics and medical software we knew we had to rework much of our codebase, dramatically improve the speed and accuracy of our applications, and prepare for the eventual FDA approval process.

This was and remains pretty big endeavor, and we are only on the first step of our journey.

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We would like you to join us, and that is why are announcing a weekly demo! Our goal is to share the cool stuff we are doing with anyone who is interested. With the hope that it is not only enjoy, and shared among friends, but also removes some of the taboo around mental health, inspiring further work in this area.

Mental health software remains a pretty sorry field. You have lab software with web pages that look like they are from the 90’s (good software, poor design) or companies that downright false advertise (poor software, pleasant design). By being open about what we do, we hope to build trust with our users. There’s no reason for us to be a “stealth startup” or hide behind a curtain. If a method we are employing questionable, we will be the first to tell you.

Our goal is to provide software built on the best neuroscience and psychology research we can find. Sometimes new research proves us wrong, or something better is discovered; by remaining open and constantly demoing our newest software we hope others can suggest better methods and in turn feed a into a better product.

View our first weekly demo: Weekly Demo: Week 1 – ThinkSuite.io/brainwaves.

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