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434238000 Behavior or performance display (e.g., board for showing completed chores, etc.) 38
434237000 Cooperation of plural pupils 4
20090047643Method and Apparatus for Improving the Effectiveness and Efficiency of a Group - The present invention provides a method and system for improving an effectiveness and efficiency of a group having two or more individuals by (a) receiving data for each individual in the group relating to the effectiveness and efficiency of the group, (b) analyzing the received data, (c) providing an assessment of each individual and the group based on the analyzed data, and (d) repeating steps (a), (b) and (c) after a specified time period. The assessment includes three or more assessment outputs selected from a group comprising a FEMA overview, a Belbin team map, a learning cycle scorecard, a participation timeline, an equality index, a power gap and a decision stream analysis. The method can be implemented using a computer readable medium encoded with a computer program wherein the steps are performed by one or more code segments.02-19-2009
20110097694INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS ANALYSIS SYSTEM AND METHOD - An interpersonal relationships analysis method and system obtains an album comprising a plurality of photos, and recognize faces in each of the plurality of photos. The method and system further selects one of the recognized faces, matches the selected face with portraits stored in a person management database, so as to obtain basic information of a person with the selected face from the person management database. The method and system then analyzes an interpersonal relationship of the person with the selected face according to the album, and shows the interpersonal relationship of the person with the selected face.04-28-2011
20100196863BEHAVIOR SHAPING KIT - A behavior shaping kit includes at least one time-out defining device, at least one timer, a plurality of stickers having prohibitory indicia marked thereon, training devices for a caregiver, a plurality of stop signs, and craft tools. The caregiver affixes stickers having prohibitory indicia marked thereon, to items in the house with which the child should not come into contact. When a child does come into contact with these items, the child is immediately placed in a time-out area which is defined by a time-out defining device. A time-out defining device serves to restrict movement of the child from place to place.08-05-2010
20130115582AFFECT BASED CONCEPT TESTING - Analysis of mental states pertaining to concept testing is described. Concepts may be evaluated by seeing a product, seeing a service, seeing a model, viewing an advertisement, and the like. Data which includes facial information is captured for viewers of a concept. Facial and physiological information is gathered for a group of viewers. Demographic information is collected and used as a criterion for evaluating the concept. Data captured from an individual viewer or group of viewers is used to optimize a concept.05-09-2013
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20080261186Implicit attitude trainer - An automated method and computer interface for stimulating a user to develop and/or alter their implicit attitudes towards behavioural objects, such as dieting, alcohol consumption or exercising etc. The method comprising presenting a series of stimuli to the user within a test environment, each stimulus being associated with a behavioural object. The test environment may be a computer display screen, wherein the method designates a first zone within the environment as a positive behavioural association region and designates a second zone within the environment as a negative behavioural association region. The method further prompting the user to categorise each stimulus by moving the stimulus to either the first zone or the second zone, wherein positively categorising stimuli causes the user to develop improved implicit attitudes towards the behavioural objects associated with those stimuli in the first zone. The invention is particularly suited for implementation within web-browser and desktop environments.10-23-2008
20090191525Method and device for diagnosing and applying treatment for the emotional, physical, and cognitive development of a child for a multicultural society - The present invention relates to a method and device for diagnosing and applying treatment for the emotional, physical, spiritual, and cognitive development of a child by presenting illustrations having social and emotional attributes so the emotional, physical, spiritual, and cognitive levels of the child can be further developed in our multicultural society. This is a pyramid with hand/finger puppets, emotional faces, intellectual, educational and physical attributes.07-30-2009
20090191524Method and apparatus for analyzing pattern colorings and evaluating psychological status or disorders in art therapy - A method and apparatus for analyzing pattern colorings and evaluating various psychological symptoms or disorders in art therapy are disclosed. The method suggests performance-related elements such as completeness, accuracy and degree of concentration as elements, can objectively and quantitatively rate these elements as well as various color-related elements, can detect the changes of these elements in pattern colorings, can estimate the levels and changes of psychological symptoms and disorders and determine whether the symptoms and disorders are serious or not, can acquire various kinds of knowledge in the field of art therapy and establish a knowledge base, and can interpret the pattern colorings based on the analysis and knowledge base. The apparatus consists of units obtaining inputs of characteristics of clients, analyzing and rating the various elements in the pattern colorings, and outputting various kinds of information to the clients, parents, teachers, and art therapists.07-30-2009
20100120004SYMBOLTEC - Our subconscious is much smarter than our waking mind but our dreaming mind can be trained to learn a technique (Symboltec) that makes communication between the two accurate, fast and easy. A chart with symbols and a code is all that is needed to ask questions which the dreaming mind answers in its own universal language, that is pictures, which are easy to read. No interpretation is necessary, you just make a note of the picture and decode it.05-13-2010
20130078601Diabetic Patients Compliance and Outcomes by Publicizing that Increased Compliance Improves Blood Glucose Control and Outcomes - Improved outcomes of patients resulting from: continuous monitoring of blood glucose level, other metabolites, food consumption, and preferably, exertion level; and resulting from providing personalized education and other advice on insulin and drug administration, food consumption and timing, and exercise type and intensity—are publicized to increase patient compliance with the recommended diet, exercise, and/or testing, drug administration, and improve patient clinical outcomes; or are publicized to recruit new patients into the system, and thereby improve the outcomes and overall health of an increasing proportion of the diabetic patient population. The improved blood glucose level control or other measurable parameters that follow from increased patient compliance can also be publicized to improve patient compliance or recruit more patient into the system.03-28-2013
20130078600SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PERVASIVE DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDER INTERVENTIONS - Methods and systems for observing/analyzing, interactive behavior are presented. In one instance, the method for observing/analyzing interactive behavior includes interacting, using a robot, with a subject and obtaining data from interaction between the subject and the robot, the data from the data acquisition components, the data being used for diagnosis and/or charting progress. In one instance, the robot includes data acquisition components, interaction inducing components (such as, but not limited to, movable eyelids, movable appendages, sound generating components), a control component operatively connected to the interaction inducing components and a processing component operatively connected to the control component and the data acquisition components, the processing component being configured to obtain data from the data acquisition components, the data being used for diagnosis and/or charting progress. In one instance, the robot is integrated with a computer-aided system for diagnosis, monitoring, and therapy.03-28-2013
20130034836Systems, Devices, and/or Methods for Handheld Devices - Certain exemplary embodiments provide a cover adapted to partially enclose a handheld device. The cover can comprise a thermochromic material, which can be embedded in the cover. The thermochromic material can be adapted to change color and/or appearance responsive to a temperature change. In certain exemplary embodiments, the thermochromic material can be adapted to transfer heat from the handheld device to an environment surrounding the handheld device.02-07-2013
20080280275Hand washing timer - Generally, a material dispenser having reciprocal means which operates to deliver an amount of material from a material delivery conduit and generates timed indicia of elapse of a dispensed material use interval. Specifically, a hand wash dispenser having reciprocal means which operates to deliver an amount of hand wash material and generates timed indicia of elapse of a hand wash interval.11-13-2008
20090155755TIME-BASED LEARNING AND RECALL PROCESS - A time-based learning and recall process is provided. The process associates a plurality of tasks or thoughts with a number on a flashcard that accordingly corresponds to a specific hourly time block memorized in conjunction with an adjustable clock. After memorization, the user is reminded of that task or process corresponding to that particular hour of the day as identified with, for example, a timepiece face.06-18-2009
20090155754COGNITIVE FUNCTION INDEX - Methods, systems, and apparatus, including medium-encoded computer program products, for creating a cognitive function index. In one aspect, a method includes receiving first information concerning a person, the first information specifying the person's responses, and lack thereof, for components of a cognitive test administered to the person; generating a cognitive function score for the person by comparing the first information with second information concerning a group of people to whom the cognitive test has been administered; converting the cognitive function score to a value in an index comprising a range of values, wherein a first portion of the range corresponds to a cognitively impaired zone, a second portion of the range corresponds to a cognitively normal zone, and a third portion of the range corresponds to a zone of uncertainty defined by a confidence interval centered on a mid-point of the index; and providing the indexed value for the person.06-18-2009
20090155753Behavior Tracking with Tracking Pods - In one embodiment of the present disclosure, a system for tracking behavior is described. The system includes at least one computing device adapted to receive data from at least one tracking pod, generate at least one report utilizing at least a portion of the data, and provide a user access to the data and the at least one report. The data indicates a behavior.06-18-2009
20100041002PORTABLE TERMINAL DEVICE HAVING FUNCTION OF MEASURING MENTAL FATIGUE AND ITS MEASURING METHOD - A portable terminal device (02-18-2010
20130029302PSYCHIATRIC ASSESSMENT BY PRE-SCREENING AND CORRELATION OF UNDERLYING PHYSICAL CONDITIONS - An improved method for pre-screening for underlying physiological conditions prior to psychiatric assessment. The method comprises the steps of administering a predetermined battery of tests including blood tests, urine tests and genetic tests, entering test results in a form, and differentially correlating the entered test results to underlying physical conditions relevant to a symptomatic psychiatric disorder. The pre-screening allows a correct diagnosis of the physical condition rather than a misdiagnosis of some neurological condition that is merely symptomatic of the physical condition. The invention may be implemented in a computer architecture using software.01-31-2013
20130029301Profiling Method - A method, computer system and a computer program product for analyzing the personality of a user. The method comprises presenting a plurality of questions to the user and requesting the user to select one of multiple responses. Each question is associated with evaluation of one of N personality aspects and there are at least two questions associated with each said personality aspect. The method further comprises converting the selected response for each question to a score; summing the scores for the questions associated with each of said N personality aspects, to obtain an accumulated score for each of said N personality aspects; and selecting at least one of M psychological archetypes according to said accumulated scores. Each of said M psychological archetypes corresponds to a combination of at least two of said N personality aspects, and M is greater than N.01-31-2013
20120164613Determining a demographic characteristic based on computational user-health testing of a user interaction with advertiser-specified content - Methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out specifying at least one of a plurality of user-health test functions responsive to an interaction between a user and at least one advertiser-specified attribute; and transmitting at least one demographic characteristic of the user based on at least one output of the at least one of a plurality of user-health test functions.06-28-2012
20130089842EXERCISE SYSTEM - An example exercise apparatus includes a processor, a movable element, a panel including a display and at least one input device, and wireless communication circuitry configured to receive exercise program information and mental activity data. The processor is configured to use exercise program information to control a parameter associated with the movable element during use of the exercise apparatus and to control the display to display the mental activity data during the use of the exercise apparatus.04-11-2013
20130089841SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FACILITATING PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT USING A COMPUTING DEVICE - A system and method for facilitating personal development using a computing device. The method includes generating a machine-readable foundation profile by performing sub-steps including querying a user through a user interface module and providing a user access to an education module and a discovery module. The sub-steps include storing answers to queries in association with a user. The method also includes guiding a user through a process of issue resolution by querying a user in regards to a specific situation and teaching a user in regards to taking responsibility for their feelings and/or behavior. The sub-steps include teaching a user about having an intent to learn and managing an inner guidance dialogue within the user. The method further includes facilitating a user taking action by displaying an intended action from the action profile, and teaching the user how to productively take action and facilitating self-evaluation by the user.04-11-2013
20090305205Tottie Trainer - Programmable potty training device attachable to child, reminding Toddler to not forget potty time after meals. Accordingly, persuading child to go to restroom. Device attached to child activates device in restroom relaying charismatic character teaching sanitary proper potty training techniques.12-10-2009
20130071822Interactive System for use in Connection with the Identification and/or Management of Psychological Issues - A system for use in the management of psychological issues comprises: a user terminal connected to a remote server 03-21-2013
20130071821Systems, Computer Readable Program Products, and Computer Implemented Methods to Facilitate On-Demand, User-Driven, Virtual Sponsoring Sessions for One or More User-Selected Topics Through User-Designed Virtual Sponsors - Exemplary embodiments of the present invention beneficially provide systems, computer-implemented methods, and computer-readable program products to facilitate a plurality of user-driven virtual sponsoring sessions for a plurality of users through one or more user-designed virtual sponsors where the topic of the virtual sponsoring session, the type of virtual sponsoring session, and the form of each virtual sponsoring statement is controlled by each of the plurality of users. The virtual sponsoring sessions can be for any subject matter domain through user-designed virtual sponsors that have no domain-specific knowledge, such that users are provided with real-time, on-demand access to virtual sponsoring services via a user-designed virtual sponsor designed and constructed responsive to the personality, preferences, and specifications of each individual user. Moreover, each user-designed virtual sponsor can be, for instance, capable of assisting each individual user to effectively generate change, strengthen identity and values, define goals, and bring dreams and goals into reality.03-21-2013
20120308972METHOD AND APPARATUS ACCOUNTING FOR INDEPENDENT COGNITIVE CAPACITIES IN THE RIGHT VS. LEFT HALF OF VISION - A method of displaying information includes presenting representations of information in a manner accounting for independent cognitive capacities corresponding to a subject's left and right halves of visual space. Weightings of importance may be assigned to the information and used to display the representations in the left half or the right half of the visual space with zero or few other representations. Presenting the representations can also include inspecting content of the information and determining a position on a display to present the content as a function of the information previously, currently, or in the future displayed on the display. In a display system, a presentation unit is configured to present, e.g. generate, representations of information in a manner accounting for the independent cognitive capacities, and a display unit is configured to display the representations. Displaying information can include arranging physical objects in locations of a subject's expected visual space.12-06-2012
20120189995Dream Little Dreamer (DLD) Systems and Methods - The present invention referred to as “Dream Little Dreamer” (DLD) provides an online social and educational environment focusing on positive human characteristics that influence children and on building self confidence. Dream Little Dreamer provides age appropriate learning materials geared towards preschool children to young adults (also referred to herein as “children”). Children are rewarded for completion and accuracy of educational and/or social activities with points that may be used to accomplish goals of building a dream world. Additional embodiments include online and live talent contests that include opportunities to learn online from other children and professional.07-26-2012
20120225412INTERVENTIVE DIAGNOSTIC DEVICE - Apparatus and methods are described for facilitating improving health of a user. In accordance with some applications, a first physiological variable, which is indicative of a voluntary action of the user, is received. A second physiological variable, which is not entirely under the direct voluntary control of the user, is received. Responsive to the first and second variables, the second physiological variable is changed in a desired manner, by using circuitry to direct the user to modify a parameter of the voluntary action, by generating an output signal. Other applications are also described.09-06-2012
20130065208METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR EVALUATING A CANDIDATE'S PSYCHOLOGICAL FIT FOR A ROLE - In some embodiments, a non-transitory processor-readable medium stores code representing instructions to cause a processor to receive a first psychological profile identifying one or more psychological facets associated with a candidate for a role and a set of second psychological profiles identifying one or more psychological facets associated with the role. Each second psychological profile is associated with an assessment of the role by an evaluator from a set of evaluators. The code represents instructions to cause the processor to receive a set of post-interview assessments, each of which is from an interviewer from a set of interviewers and includes a degree of confidence that the candidate possesses the one or more psychological facets associated with the candidate. The code further represents instructions to cause the processor to compute an indicator associated with the first psychological profile, the set of second psychological profiles and the set of post-interview assessments.03-14-2013
20120115116METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING VISUAL COMPARISON BETWEEN PSYCHOLOGICAL AND CHRONOLOGICAL AGES - An easy to understand visual comparison between a person's chronological age and calculated psychological age takes the form of a time scale representing person's estimated lifespan on which the spacing between indicators provides the comparison. In a preferred embodiment the lifespan time scale is in the form of a clock on which respective clock hands represent the chronological age and calculated psychological age.05-10-2012
20100035221BEHAVIOR CHANGE TOOL - Method for assisting a person in changing a behavior, e.g., smoking, by employing multiple steps, including e.g., having the person assess, quantitatively, the degree of readiness to change, having the person assess, quantitatively, the difficulty of changing a given behavior, having the person list benefits and obstacles involved in changing the behavior, and devising a strategy for changing the behavior, that includes positive reinforcement and self-efficacy.02-11-2010
20100041001VISUAL DIVIDED ATTENTION TRAINING - Computer-implemented method for enhancing cognition of a participant. A first target image of a set of target images is visually presented for a specified presentation time at a first location in a visual field that includes multiple peripheral locations, each at least a specified distance from the first location. Substantially simultaneously, a first peripheral location in the visual field is visually indicated for the presentation time, after which the visually presenting and indicating are ceased. Candidate target images with a specified discriminability are visually presented, including the first target image. The participant is required to select the target image from among the candidates. If the participant correctly selected the first target image, the participant is required to select the first peripheral location from the multiple peripheral locations. The presentation time is adaptively modified based on the correctness/incorrectness of the participant's selections. The process is repeated to improve the participant's cognition.02-18-2010
20120237909Method for treating fears and anxieties of abused persons by using virtual, simulated retaliation - This method provides a way for a user to alleviate feelings of fear, anxiety, helplessness, powerlessness, vulnerability, or other negative feelings that the user has toward another person with whom the user previously had an abusive relationship. Images of the other person and a deadly weapon, such as a knife or axe, are displayed. The user moves the images so that the weapon appears to harm the other person. Unless the negative feelings of the user are ascertained to be reduced by a predetermined amount, the process is repeated. The procedure thus transforms the user in a manner such that at least partial catharsis or discharge of negative cathexis occurs, but without the user believing consciously that the user's simulated actions actually harmed the other person as acted out. A preferred embodiment carries out this procedure by computer means, such as a PC or handheld portable device.09-20-2012
20120237908SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING AND MANAGING USE OF MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICES - Certain embodiments are directed to systems and methods for monitoring and/or managing a device with respect to a rule or set of rules and/or altering the functionality of the device in response. In one embodiment, a method includes monitoring a mobile user's equipment with respect to a rule. The method also includes applying at least one consequence to the mobile user equipment when the rule is at least one of followed or violated. The at least one consequence comprises at least one of a reward or a punishment. The at least one consequence pertains to use of the mobile user equipment.09-20-2012
20120237907Perfect-content-validity objective tests - This invention is a non-sampling process for producing tests with perfect content validity. It The process begins with a complete listing list of every nanoskill [the tiniest fragment of human behavior, experience, and/or knowledge in a bona fide developmental teaching-learning situation] which exists in the entire body of subject matter to be tested. The second step is to partition these nanoskills into contiguous clusters. Third, for each cluster, a test item demanding involving the application of every nanoskill partitioned in the cluster is prepared. Fourth, if an appropriate test item cannot be prepared, the partitions are revised so that the application of all nanoskills in the entire body of subject matter is involved. Lastly, for all quantitative responses, fill-in-the-blank is the answer format. The test items cover the nanoskills; the nanoskills cover the entire body of subject matter. The test, thus, has thus, perfect content validity is achieved.09-20-2012
20100035220ON-LINE STUDENT SAFETY LEARNING AND EVALUATION SYSTEM - A system and method for providing educational content and testing over the internet in order to teach students (e.g., college students) safe, responsible attitudes, values, and behaviors that will lower incidents leading to liability, and hence lower liability insurance for entities, including schools, attended by such students. Software modules provide the educational materials and testing materials as well as data mining techniques to determine which member attributes of that entity, or groups of member attributes, are statistically likely to be at risk for a liability situation or are in danger of harmful activity. The data mining combined with statistical analysis also enables the entity to ensure that students with certain attributes receive customized content addressed to the student's particular issues and provides for follow-up to verify that the students indeed learn the customized content. For example, the learning materials may relate to student safety and/or sociological and/or psychometric risk factors of the students.02-11-2010
20110281247Method and System for Facilitating the Improvement of the State of Wellbeing of an Individual - A method for facilitating the evaluation of the treatment of the state of wellbeing of an individual is provided. A first computer program for enabling a user to interact therewith via a user interface is executed. The first computer program enables a second computer program to communicate therewith. The second computer program is executed for communicating with the first computer program for collecting interaction data in dependence upon the interaction of the user with the first computer program. User state data are then determined in dependence upon the interaction data. The user state data are associated with a state of wellbeing of the user. Evaluation data are then determined in dependence upon the user state data for facilitating treatment of at least an attribute of the state of wellbeing of the user.11-17-2011
20080280277MOTIVATIONAL COACHING TECHNIQUES TAILORED FOR INDIVIDUALS - The present invention provides a way to determine if coaches' motivational techniques have an effect, either positive or negative, on an athlete's performance based on the athlete's personality factors. One exemplary study showed that there was significant correlation between a coach's motivational approach and at least the agreeableness of the athlete. Most athletes, especially those high in Agreeableness, achieve peak performance when exposed to the Positive Reinforcing Coaching Technique and experience increased levels of confidence; however, some athletes prefer the Demeaning Coaching Technique. Thus, an Individualized Coaching Approach is needed to effectively solicit peak performance from all athletes. Programs and methods for quickly devising such an individualized coaching approach using personality trait(s) of the athlete or any other subject are provided by the present invention.11-13-2008
20130022949Method of Teaching Confidence Trick by Means of Motivational Education Training to Prevent Problems - A method of teaching the confidence trick by means of motivational education training to prevent problems includes trainees. The trainees are educated by mentors of a motivational and educational learning and training academy. The mentors train the trainees to control their mind and to write an automatic writing statement. The automatic writing statement is written by implementing the automatic writing method. The trainees are also train to create an exact copy, where the exact copy includes a random question, the automatic writing statement, and a correct answer. Each of the trainees has a global warming guide and a criminal history book. The global warming guide includes a plurality of automatic writing statements, and the criminal history book includes a plurality of exact copies. The trainees are also able to obtain a degree program by submitting a predetermined number of the automatic writing statement and exact copy.01-24-2013
20130022948Detecting Behavioral Deviations by Measuring Eye Movements - Detecting behavioral deviations in members of a cohort group is provided. Ocular metadata is analyzed to identify patterns in changes in a size of a pupil of an eye of a member of the cohort group captured by a set of cameras. The ocular metadata describes the changes in the size of the pupil. The patterns in the changes in the size of the pupil include a rate of changes in the size of the pupil, a degree of change in the size of the pupil, and a number of changes in the size of the pupil. The patterns in the changes in the size of the pupil indicate any external stimuli associated with the changes in the size of the pupil. In responsive to the changes in the size of the pupil indicating behavioral deviations in the member, the member is identified as a person of interest.01-24-2013
20130022947METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING BEHAVIORAL STUDIES OF AN INDIVIDUAL - System and method of data collection in a virtual environment to study the behavior of a user regarding the virtual environment stimuli, comprising: Peripheral Control Devices, Peripheral Representation Devices, and Peripheral Capture Devices; a Processor, for processing information of the virtual environment and the behavior of the user; a storage medium, configured with an Application module to provide the virtual environment; a dedicated storage medium, for storing a database with information provided by the Application module of the virtual environment and the behavior of said user; and Visualization means configured to display graphical representation of said user behavior illustrated by a Core On-Line Module with the database through dedicated storage; wherein said peripheral devices include a virtual reality lens, portable headphones and a peripheral capture device for a eye tracking, to record the eye movement of said user in this virtual environment, within the virtual reality lens.01-24-2013
20130022946SELF-EXPLORATION THERAPEUTIC ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF USE - A self-exploration assembly includes a base and a plurality of petals each shaped so that when the plurality of petals are coupled to the base in a first orientation, the plurality of petals together resemble an onion, and, when the plurality of petals are coupled to the base in a second orientation, the plurality of petals resemble a flower.01-24-2013
20110300523Team Electronic Gameplay Combining Different Means of Control - Disclosed are methods and apparatuses provided for modifying the effect of an operator controlled input device on an interactive device to encourage the self-regulation of at least one physiological activity by a person different than the operator. The interactive device comprises a display area which depicts images and apparatus for receiving at least one input from the operator controlled input device to thus peiiiiit the operator to control and interact with at least some of the depicted images. One effect modification comprises measurement of the physiological activity of a person different from the operator, while modifying the ability of the operator to control and interact with at least some of the depicted images by modifying the input from the operator controlled input device in response to changes in the measured physiological signal.12-08-2011
20110300522METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ASSESSING, TRAINING AND IMPROVING PERCEPTUAL-COGNITIVE ABILITIES OF INDIVIDUALS - A device and method for evaluating or improving perceptual-cognitive abilities of a subject, comprising displaying virtual objects moving in a given three-dimensional environment during successive tests. The subject is in visual contact with the virtual objects moving in the three-dimensional environment, and the speed of movement of the virtual objects in the three-dimensional environment during the successive tests is changed.12-08-2011
20110287396Systems and methods for providing a behavioral modification program - A method for modifying behavior through a behavioral modification program run on a microprocessor-based computer which provides a user access to the program and generates a modification course associated with the user. During the program, the user participates in an educational module and possibly a communication component, and is associated with at least one modification task. The user provides task feedback, and is evaluated by the program based upon user feedback, for which a reward is provided to the user. The system provides a behavioral modification program, and consists of a microprocessor configured to execute program instructions residing in memory. The program prompts the user to begin, generates a modification course, executes an educational module and possibly a communication component, and associates a modification task with the user, for which task feedback is received. The user is then evaluated on their feedback and issued a reward.11-24-2011
20110294099SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED ANALYSIS AND DIAGNOSIS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH - A method and apparatus for automated analysis of emotional content of speech for discovery and assistance in early diagnosis of stress-related psychological health (PH) related issues is presented. Further, methods and apparatus for evaluation of treatments for PH disorders are also presented. Telephony calls are routed via a network such as a public service telephone network (PSTN) and delivered to an interactive voice response system (IVR) where prerecorded or synthesized prompts guide the caller to speech responses. The caller is led through a self-report questionnaire used by psychological professionals to identify stress-related disorders. These speech responses are analyzed for emotional content in real time or collected via recording and analyzed in batch. This data may be included in multi-dimensional databases for analysis and comparison to other collected patient data. Analysis may be performed to either increase the effectiveness of diagnosis (post confirmation) or evaluate the effectiveness of treatment regimes.12-01-2011
20090191526BEHAVIOR IMPROVEMENT SUPPORT APPARATUS AND BEHAVIOR IMPROVEMENT SUPPORT METHOD - A behavior improvement support apparatus for presenting information to prompt reduction of environmental load imposed by a user's living space, stores in a memory, in regard to a plurality of parameters each having a plurality of values for specifying presentation methods of the information, one of the values of each parameter, presents the information during a given period of time, based on the one of the values of each parameter stores in the memory, measures the amount of emission of the environmental load imposed by the living space during the period of time, evaluates, based on the amount of emission of the environmental load during the period of time, an effect of the one of the values of each parameter used when the information is presented, and updates, based on an evaluation result, the one of the values of at least one of the parameters stored in the memory.07-30-2009
20120189994Methods and Apparatuses To Enhance Cognitive Functioning And Its Manifestation Into Physical Form and Translation Into Useful Information - The present invention provides a method and apparatus for enhancing cognitive functioning and its manifestation into physical form and translation into useful information for improving functioning in human experience, for example, business, academic or personal endeavors.07-26-2012
20110217681SENSOR NETWORK FOR INCENTIVIZING BEHAVIORAL ACTIONS - Various embodiments are described herein related to positively reinforcing user behavior based on a user behavioral action performed by a user and detected by one or more sensors. For example, one disclosed embodiment relates to a behavior reward system including a wireless sensor configured to transmit behavior data generated in response to an interrupt generated by an accelerometer included in the wireless sensor and a server computing device including a data-holding subsystem configured to hold instructions executable by a logic subsystem, the instructions being configured to determine whether the behavior data indicates that the user behavioral action was performed and if the behavior data indicates that the user behavioral action was performed, supply a reward offer to the user.09-08-2011
20090087824Psychological Testing Method Using Reduced Time Period for Greater Accuracy - A method is disclosed wherein a subject of a psychological test is asked for information as to the subject's condition over the three days preceding the test, or over any interval of time less than seven days, and specifically articulating the hours and days that are to be addressed in that three-day interval or any time interval that is shorter than a one week time interval leads to more precision, less errors, and more consistency of answers from the test taker.04-02-2009
20090148819Motivate and award system with escrow accounts to reserve and store specific selected or requested awards - A system and method to award a person to engage and complete a designated activity by setting up an escrow account with monetary funds or award items ready to reward the person immediately following the completion of the activity. The timeliness of the award can enhance the effectiveness of the motivation system.06-11-2009
20100266997AURAL, NEURAL MUSCLE MEMORY RESPONSE TOOL AND METHOD - An aural, neural muscle memory response tool includes an acoustic resonator in the form of a two-pronged fork with parallel tines formed from a U-shaped bar of elastic metal. The U-shaped bar is attached to a deflector at a curved vertex. The tines are configured to resonate at a determined frequency up to about 20 Hz. A housing houses and stably supports the deflector and also houses a portion of the tines without contacting the tines. Optionally, the tool may include a manually actuatable trigger configured to cause the tines to vibrate when actuated. Use of the tool for training entails performing a task; determining to either associate a sound generated by the tool with the performed task, and if the sound generated by the tool will be associated with the performed task, generating the sound. These steps may be repeated until the training session is complete. Use of the tool for recollection entails determining whether to produce a sound generated by the tool and associated with a task as a muscle memory cue, and if the sound will be produced, producing the sound before the task is performed; and then performing the task.10-21-2010
20130189661SCORING HUMOR REACTIONS TO DIGITAL MEDIA - As an individual or a group of individuals view various types of humor, a webcam, using video capture, collects mental state data from the individual or individuals. The webcam data is analyzed to determine physiological data, facial data, and actigraphy data. Further, the direct collection of physiological data—electrodermal activity, heart rate, heart rate variation, skin temperature, and respiration—from an individual or individuals complements the webcam data. Analysis of this mental state data allows for the accurate comprehension of individual humor preferences and allows the individual's humor preferences to be used by the system to recommend humorous material based on these preferences.07-25-2013
20120034584Peered Proctoring - Systems and methods described herein utilize a distributed server network to allow for the real-time distribution of copies of a data stream uploaded from a computing device. The uploaded data stream corresponds to an environment surrounding a user (exam taker) of the computing device during execution of a testing routine for an examination. Providing copies of the data stream in real-time allows proctors as well as other test assessment authorities to ‘peek in’ on the exam taker's environment during the exam. As a result, the environment surrounding the exam taker can be monitored in real-time to determine whether any visual or audio activity in the environment constitutes activity not in accordance with the exam protocol. Following an affirmative determination that the exam taker violated an exam taking protocol, a proctor or other test assessment authority can then make a final or early decision regarding disciplinary action.02-09-2012
20090111076Method for teaching critical thinking - A method for teaching critical thinking to students, using pre-selected teaching materials relating to a pre-selected subject having at least one concept relating to the pre-selected subject, consists of teaching the students to identify the concept under consideration (Step 04-30-2009
20100068684METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRAINING OF A USER - A training device for training at least one user comprising a user output interface (03-18-2010
20090275006Method and system for developing and administering subject-appropriate implicit tests of association - Embodiments of the present invention are directed to developing and administering subject-appropriate ITAs. Various embodiments of the present invention evaluate many aspects of ITA content, content presentation, and administration with regard to particular categories of test subjects in order to develop subject-appropriate ITAs (“SAITAs”) and to administer SAITAs appropriately to the categories of test subjects for which the tests are developed. Aspects of SAITA presentation and administration that are evaluated include input devices, presentation formats, presentation language, presentation media, colors used in presentation of tutorials and stimuli, words, pictures, and symbols used in a presentation of tutorials and stimuli, the pace and length of various portions of SAITAs, human vs. computer administration of SAITAs, presentation of feedback to test subjects during SAITAs, ITAs and many other aspects of ITA content, content presentation, and administration. Embodiments of the present invention employ systematic methods for both development and administration of SAITAs.11-05-2009
20090286215Method for reducing the use of antipsychotic medications - A method to reduce or discontinue the use of antipsychotic medications in a patient, comprising a multidisciplinary team with members including a physician, psychiatrist, pharmacist, nurse, antipsychotic social worker and a therapeutic recreationist; wherein said members are in communication with each other to monitor and taper the use of antipsychotic medications and to substitute sustainable behavioral interventions on the patient.11-19-2009
20120295237EXERCISE REWARD CONTAINER - Motivation for performing exercise may be provided with an exercise reward holding system. The system may include a pedometer and a container to hold a reward object. The container may have a lock programmable to release upon receipt of a signal from the pedometer. The pedometer may be operable in a location separate from the container.11-22-2012
20100279260Method of Constructing Questions For Lie Detection Examinations - A method for improving the construction of a polygraph examiner's question list during a computerized polygraph exam includes the following steps: a) before the polygraph exam, building a first library of different sequences of question types, and building a second library of different question types; b) organizing the first and second libraries; c) combining the different question types into sets of categories; d) selecting a sequence of question types from the first library, and selecting a first category of question types; e) reviewing a range of questions within the first category; f) selecting and adding some of the questions within the first category to the selected sequence of question types; g) during the polygraph exam, selecting a second category; h) repeating steps (e) and (f) for the second category; and i) repeating steps (g) and (h) until the polygraph examiner's question list is complete.11-04-2010
20130216985Method of Suppressing of Irrelevant Stimuli - The present disclosure relates to methods and tools for enhancing cognition in an individual. The methods involve presenting to the individual multiple sets of stimuli. Each set of the multiple set contains two or more stimuli and at least one set of the multiple sets contains a target stimulus. The method then receives an input from the individual, and informs the individual as to whether the input is a correct response. The methods encompass iterations of stimuli presentation, receiving of the input, and lastly, generation of feedback to the individual until the individual learns and retains what the target stimulus is.08-22-2013
20100221687METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ASSESSING PSYCHOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS - A method for assessing an emotional response from a test subject includes presenting, for a first predetermined period of time, a plurality of stimuli to the test subject through a first computer implemented interface. The method further includes, in response to presenting at least one stimulus, receiving, within a second predetermined period of time, at least one test subject response from the test subject through a second computer implemented interface. The method further includes determining a quantitative emotional profile of the test subject based on the at least one test subject response.09-02-2010
20080268408METHOD FOR IMPROVING THE EMOTIONAL QUOTIENT IN INFANTS AND CHILDREN - This invention is a method to teach emotional awareness to children. The method uses a video to increase the child's emotional quotient. The emotional quotient is a measure like intelligence quotient that measures sensitivity to emotions. Because the video uses images it can be used with pre-literate or even pre-language children. It can also be used as a tool for teachers, parents and therapists who are using a larger education system or the video can be used by the child as a primary educational tool.10-30-2008
20120288835INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - An information processing apparatus includes: a detecting unit that detects behavior information and biological information of a user as a target; a biological information estimating unit that calculates estimated biological information by applying, to a metabolism model, the behavior information and the biological information detected by the detecting unit; and a suggesting unit that suggests, to the user, a recommended behavior calculated based on the estimated biological information calculated by the biological information estimating unit.11-15-2012
20080305461Multi-Sensory Teaching Kit and Method of Production - A multi-sensory teaching kit includes one or more edible items in symbolic shapes, a handbook including a glossary of meanings for the shapes, and a spiritual lesson. In some embodiments, a souvenir such as a jewelry bead is provided, with an optional text explaining the significance of the souvenir. A method of production of a multi-sensory teaching kit is provided, comprising, forming a cookie into a symbolic shape, writing a handbook including a glossary of meanings of the symbolic shapes, printing a lesson on a spiritual principle, optionally providing a souvenir, and optionally enclosing the cookie, handbook, lesson, and optional souvenir in a container.12-11-2008
20110207098SYSTEM FOR TREATING MENTAL ILLNESS AND A METHOD OF USING A SYSTEM FOR TREATING MENTAL - A system for providing treatment to a patient with a mental illness, the treatment system (08-25-2011
20090191523SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FACILITATING RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOUR07-30-2009
20110207099MEASURING COGNITIVE LOAD - This invention concerns measuring cognitive load. A word based input is produced by a person while performing a task (08-25-2011
20090239203Apparatus and method for developing emotional literacy - Embodiments of the invention provide an apparatus and method for developing emotional literacy. Embodiments of the invention may be best suited for teaching preschool children, but the invention is not limited thereto. An embodiment of the invention provides an apparatus for teaching emotional literacy that includes: a first plurality of holding bins; a plurality of emotion cards; and a mirror disposed proximate to the first plurality of holding bins. Another embodiment of the invention provides a method for using the aforementioned apparatus that includes: observing the user depositing a selected one of the plurality of emotion cards into a selected one of the first plurality of holding bins; and discussing the expressed emotion with the user.09-24-2009
20110207100CONTROLLING AN INFLUENCE ON A USER IN A RENDERING ENVIRONMENT - A method of controlling an influence on a user (08-25-2011
20090298026SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING - A system for administering a neuropsychological test using a digital pen and paper system includes various recognition modules for interpreting ink markings applied by the digital pen to a digital testing document. The recognition modules may interpret handwriting, symbols, sketches, etc. In addition, the system may include one or more error correction modules for detecting and correcting test-taker-driven errors or recognition-driven errors. The error correction module may operate in real time to communicate with the test taker, may be employed before a normalizing and scoring process or some combination of both. In one embodiment, normalized data or automatically determined test scores obtained after appropriate correction may be transmitted to a patient record or file to await a review and possible diagnosis by a mental health provider.12-03-2009
20090298025Object recognition testing tools and techniques for measuring cognitive ability and cognitive impairment - Techniques and tools for measuring cognitive ability and/or detecting cognitive impairment or decline. For example, techniques and tools are described that can be used to diagnose or test susceptibility to cognitive impairments in children or in elderly people (such as cognitive impairments associated with Alzheimer's Disease). Techniques and tools are described that can be used to evaluate treatment effects and/or measure cognitive decline over time.12-03-2009
20090130640N-BACK EXERCISE FOR TRAINING COGNITION - Computer-implemented method for improving cognition. Multiple first and second stimulus elements are provided, where some of the second elements correspond to the first elements. A sequence of first stimulus elements is presented, each element presented for a duration separated by an interval. After a specified delay period, equal to the duration plus the interval, times a non-integer factor N, a sequence of groups of second elements is presented concurrently with the sequence of first elements, where each group includes a matching second element that matches a corresponding first element presented earlier by the specified delay period, i.e., presented N first elements back. For each presented group, the participant indicates the matching second element, or a second element in the group that doesn't match. The delay period is modified based on whether the participant responded correctly. The presenting, presenting, requiring, determining, and modifying are repeated in an iterative manner.05-21-2009
20100003653SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED BEHAVIORAL COACHING - A system and method for automated coaching to help a person constrain their consumption or other behavior. The constraint may comprise food in general (e.g., calories), may be a specific food component (e.g., sodium, sugar, caffeine), or may be some other substance (e.g., alcohol, cigarettes). The system tracks the user's consumption of the constrained item(s) and offers the person one or more automated coaches to help them make consumption decisions. To help constrain a user's caloric intake, an automated coach offers the user one or more suggestions at the time of a meal event (e.g., lunch, snack, dinner). Each suggestion comprises a number of calories that the user can consume without exceeding a target maximum for the day or other period of time.01-07-2010
20100240016COGNITIVE ASSESSMENT TOOL AND METHOD - The present invention is a cognitive test assessment tool and system incorporating either a single test or a test battery and a method of utilizing said tool and system. The tool may be compiled and ordered to addresses the particular assessment needs of patients groups determined in accordance with a diagnosis. The tool may incorporate an electronic device operable to provide elements of the test battery and to store information and/or transfer information to a storage means. Data regarding the process of the test battery, as well as that pertaining to the results of the test battery, can be captured in real time and stored locally and/or remotely. Said data may be assessed and may be utilized for reporting purposes. The data may be transferred to, or accessed by, other institutions in a format that is readable at the remote institutions and is consistent with circle of care regulations.09-23-2010
20090170055Emotional-condition control - A self-implementable method for promoting a positive personal emotional condition in response to certain contra-stimuli including at least one of (a) the onset, and/or (b) the expected onset, of a defined-category event. The method includes the steps of (a) choosing a repeatable, normal-delivery-pace message pattern, (b) associating the chosen pattern with an internalized practice of implementing the mentioned promoting activity, (c) storing the chosen pattern in at least one, selected, personally proximate message-pattern storage medium, and (d) on the occurrence of such a contra-stimulus, deploying from the selected storage medium at least one personally engaging, normal-delivery-pace occurrence of the stored message pattern.07-02-2009
20110229866Behavior Modification Device and Method - A behavior modification device and method for encouraging positive behavior and discouraging negative behavior by a child. The device comprises a positive section having a positive receptacle, a neutral section having two receptacles and a negative section having a negative receptacle. Each of the positive and negative sections are made up of members that disconnect to open the receptacles and which separate from the neutral section. Tokens and reward items are placed in the neutral section and a caregiver monitors the child. If good behavior is observed, a token is moved to the positive receptacle. If further good behavior is observed, a second token is moved to the positive receptacle and the child gets a reward item. If bad behavior is observed, a token is moved to the negative receptacle. If further bad behavior is observed, a second token is moved to the negative receptacle and the child is disciplined.09-22-2011
20090098518SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCTIVITY THINKING CODE LEVEL EVALUATION - A system and method are provided for identifying ranges of scores in thinking areas that are indicative of individuals that perform at top levels. A position within an organization is identified. One or more individuals are identified as people that perform at a top level in that position. Each of the identified individuals is evaluated against a full time equivalent at the position. Each of the identified individuals is also scored in particular thinking areas. In some embodiments, the scores are based on the answers given by the identified individuals to a questionnaire. Characteristics of various workers are prioritized as to their desirability in a person performing the functions of the identified position. Based on the scores in particular thinking areas for the identified individuals, the full time equivalent evaluations for the identified individuals, and the prioritization of worker characteristics, a determination is made of ranges of scores in at least one of the thinking areas that are characteristic of persons who perform at top levels in the identified position.04-16-2009
20110223571EMOTIONAL WEB - Methods and systems are provided for association of various online elements with emotional states. A set of emotional states may be generated or obtained, and particular online elements may be assigned to particular emotional states of the set, such as with emotional states that are reflected or represented by or in the online elements. Online elements can be of various types, such as, for example, Web sites, blogs, articles, online events, online activities, online messaging, etc. User association or interaction with online emotional state-associated online elements can be used in classifying users into particular emotional states.09-15-2011
20120141962SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MATCHING A PATIENT WITH A MENTAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDER - Systems and methods to match a user to a mental health care provider. Answers to user and provider assessment questionnaires are used to generate a bond index score. The bond index score indicates the strength of a potential therapeutic bond formed between the user and the provider.06-07-2012
20120141961SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MOTIVATING A USER BASED ON PERSONALIZED AUDIOVISUAL SEQUENCES - A system and a method for motivating a user to achieve a goal, based on customized video sequences. The customization is performed by integrating personal elements (images, phrases, voice . . . ) in a video-base that is suitable for the goal. The user watches the customized video according to an established calendar in dependence upon the type of goal and his personal characteristics. The visual effect produces a moment of emotional impact, which is maintained in the long term by periodical visualization of modified customized videos, according to the user's progress.06-07-2012
20090246745System and method for guiding next step adaptive behavior - The system and method of the present invention process clarified emotional response data in order to guide next step adaptive behavior. Emotional responses with predetermined clarified intensities are sorted. The best quality clarified intensity or intensities are then selected as the ‘heart of the matter’, which is then shown to a user to reveal how the user is most uniquely responding to a particular subject or issue. The user is then given guidance on how to respond to the particular subject or issue thereby guiding the user's behavior in response to such subject or issue.10-01-2009
20090258334Human amalgamation ratiocination process sublimation system - A computer implemented process for evaluating a person's employment potential including the steps of:10-15-2009
20090253108METHOD FOR TESTING EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING - A method testing executive functioning of a subject includes determining the subject's performance ceiling for performing at least one task and then measuring the subject's efficiency at performing the task at a difficulty level just below the performance ceiling, first without additional distractions and then with additional distractions. The subject's executive functioning is then determined by comparing the subject's efficiency without additional distractions to the subject's efficiency with additional distractions. In one embodiment, the method can be implemented in a game-like format.10-08-2009
20100015584Behavior Modification with Intermittent Reward - The invention relates to simple yet effective methods, referred to herein as Dynamic Intermittent Reward or Reinforcement (DIR), and systems, to increase the frequency of a desired behavior in a user, and optimize cost-effectiveness of a reward system. A principal benefit of the new methods is the ability to provide tailored intermittent rewards for one or more users over time. The invention further relates to other methods, referred to herein as Tabular Intermittent Reward or Reinforcement (TIR), and systems, to administer intermittent rewards without an element of chance.01-21-2010
20100015583Computational System and method for memory modification - Systems and methods are described relating to accepting an indication of a memory-dampening agent; and presenting an indication of an artificial sensory experience at least partially based on accepting an indication of a memory-dampening agent.01-21-2010
20110229865System and method for reducing heavy drinking - The present invention relates to a system and method for motivating heavy drinking college students to reduce their drinking and alcohol-related problems by utilizing a computer-based software program to screen for heavy drinking and for those who screen positive, provide a comprehensive assessment of drinking and alcohol-related problems, provide personalized feedback to the user with relevant norms, assist users in resolving their ambivalence about changing, and help them develop a plan of action to achieve the goals of drinking less and having fewer alcohol-related problems. The method includes a way for University administrators to implement the system on a campus-wide basis, customize the system to their specific campus and its needs, manage the dataset, and generate outcome reports that measure pertinent clinical outcomes of the program.09-22-2011
20100178640COMPUTERIZED TEST APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR QUANTIFYING PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF HUMAN RESPONSES TO STIMULI - A computerized method and apparatus for measuring effects of distraction on a human subject, including presenting at least one stimulus, at least one visual distraction and at least one audio distraction to a subject; measuring at least one aspect of at least one of the subject's commissions and omissions responsive to the stimulus; computing an indication of quality of at least one of the subject's commissions and omissions when visual distraction is present; and computing an indication of quality of at least one of the subject's commissions and omissions when audio distraction is present.07-15-2010
20100227302METRICS ASSESSMENT SYSTEM FOR HEALTH, FITNESS AND LIFESTYLE BEHAVIORAL MANAGEMENT - A software and hardware system is described that enables effective lifestyle management by providing a dynamic assessment of a user's physical and behavioral metrics via a high feedback ratio interface.09-09-2010
20080213736METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EMOTIONAL PROFILING - A method for emotional profiling comprises: obtaining, from plural respondents, non-verbal emotional response data, along with verbal responses; grouping the verbal responses according to the non-verbal emotional response data; and reporting the verbal and/or text-based responses by group. An apparatus for emotional profiling comprises: means for obtaining quantitative and/or qualitative emotional response data, along with verbal and/or text-based responses from participants; means for grouping response data and responses according to the quantitative and/or qualitative data; and means for reporting the verbal and/or text-based responses by group.09-04-2008
20120244503Method of Attention Recovery and Behavioral Modification - A method of attention recovery and behavioral modification is disclosed comprising a wearable device that alerts a user over provided intervals to facilitate re-engagement and regained focus on a particular activity. The method involves utilizing a vibratory or similar sensory stimulation means from a wristband that is adapted to train users to maintain focus or easily regain focus if their mind has begun to wander. The wristband is adapted to alert a user at defined intervals over a period of use or on demand remotely, which reminds the user that he or she should re-engage in an activity (meeting, classroom, etc.), wherein the method trains the user over time to regain focus on their own based on expected stimulus from the band that may be removed after extended exposure thereto. The method also contemplates tracking attention spans and success rates, along with reward systems for improving users.09-27-2012
20100240017Systems, devices, and methods including infection-fighting and monitoring shunts - Systems, devices, methods, and compositions are described for providing an actively controllable shunt configured to, for example, monitor, treat, or prevent an infection.09-23-2010
20100159427Gates of Power.TM. Method - A curriculum and method for self-transformation and self-actualization comprising a body of information, processes and exercises that cover several of life's most important aspects, called gates, comprising gates of the body, of emotions, of dialog, of creative expression, of life path, of silence, and of knowledge and each gate provides a series of processes and exercises that deepen the awareness of that aspect and its potential to promote well-being, the method serves to identify, understand, and release feelings, attitudes, behaviors, habits, and beliefs that diminish inner power and wholeness, and having a purpose to identify, understand, and reclaim feelings, attitudes, behaviors, habits and beliefs that enhance inner power and wholeness.06-24-2010
20130216986COGNITIVE APTITUDE ASSESSMENT TOOL - Applicants' innate cognitive aptitude assessment tool is implemented on one or more computing devices within a system, to determine one or more innate cognitive aptitudes of a participant. The participant takes an exam including questions that are geared towards assessing one or more innate cognitive aptitudes by requesting a response to one or more images. The responses of the participant are evaluated and an innate cognitive aptitude profile of the participant is created. The profile of the participant is compared to one or more known cognitive aptitude profiles and a category of the participant's cognitive aptitude is, in turn, determined.08-22-2013
20130216987METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EDUCATING AND INFLUENCING AN INDIVIDUAL - A method and apparatus for influencing a person to develop, accept and/or understand a concept, position or idea using questioning, including a technique sometimes known as the Socratic Method. A universe of question and answer subsets comprising questions and respective multiple choice answers to each question designed in advance, arranged and inter-connected on a stand-alone computer, a computer on a local area network or computer network, or any computer network and displayed in such a way as to allow the participant to follow the individual's own path by selecting answers he accepts, which tend to logically lead the individual toward agreement and or understanding on the subject.08-22-2013
20130216988BRAIN TRAINING SYSTEM USING EXERCISE BICYCLE - Provided is a brain training system using an exercise bicycle, including: a display device configured to reproduce a moving picture selected by a user and display the moving picture on a screen; a control box configured to control the display device; and a driving device configured to generate a driving information signal while being driven by physical driving power of the user and transfer the driving information signal to the control box, in which the control box controls the reproduction of the moving picture of the display device according to the driving information signal transferred from the driving device.08-22-2013
20100255449INTERACTIVE VIDEO TRAINING OF PERCEPTUAL DECISION-MAKING - An interactive video training method is provided for targeting and enhancing cognitive recognition in a rapid response performance skill is provided. The method comprises identifying a cognitive component of performance skill requiring a rapid response in a limited time, developing video occlusion techniques for measuring cognitive expertise of an individual in recognizing and selecting an accurate response, and applying the video occlusion techniques for the purpose of mediated training for enhancing an individual's skills in recognizing and selecting an accurate response in the performance skill. The method may further comprise the step of measuring the improvement in the individual's performance skill after application of the video occlusion techniques.10-07-2010
20100221688System, Method, and Computer Program Product for an Automated Neuropsychological Test - A system, method, and article of manufacture for providing automated neuropsychological testing. The invention includes a plurality of computer program modules wherein each program module includes computer readable instructions for administering a neuropsychological assessment test and a computer program control module that allows a user to control at least one parameter relating to the neuropsychological assessment test. The present invention also allows the user to build a custom-made test battery. The system of the invention includes a microprocessor capable of executing the computer program modules and the computer program control modules, an input device in communication with the microprocessor and an output device operable to provide information relating to each neuropsychological assessment test.09-02-2010
20120196255AUTOMATED PROCESSING OF TRAINING DATA - Embodiments of a method and system for developing a training program for a trainee are provided. In one embodiment, in a training system, the method may include profiling the trainee by processing at least one of physiological data, psychological data and training program data associated with the trainee; designing a training program for the trainee in accordance with the profile of the trainee; receiving training activity data communicated in association with the trainee performing at least one training activity; and, automatically modifying at least a portion of the training program in the training system in accordance with at least the communicated training activity data.08-02-2012
20100297592SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO INDOCTRINATE AND REWARD A PEER OF A BEHAVIORAL MODIFICATION PROGRAM - A method of indoctrinating an experienced user of a behavioral modification program run on a microprocessor-based computer as a peer for at least one other user of the behavioral modification program, which selects an experienced user to become the peer, associates the peer with the at least one user within the behavioral modification program, and provides the peer with at least one workflow task. The peer is evaluated and rewarded based upon their performance. The system indoctrinates and rewards a peer for their participation in a behavioral modification program, and consists of a microprocessor configured to execute program instructions residing in memory. The program selects a user to become a peer, associates the peer with a user, provides a workflow task, and evaluates and rewards the peer based on their performance.11-25-2010
20100297591SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A BEHAVIORAL MODIFICATION PROGRAM - A method for modifying behavior through a behavioral modification program run on a microprocessor-based computer which provides a user access to the program and generates a modification course associated with the user. During the program, the user participates in an educational module and possibly a communication component, and is associated with at least one modification task. The user provides task feedback, and is evaluated by the program based upon user feedback, for which a reward is provided to the user. The system provides a behavioral modification program, and consists of a microprocessor configured to execute program instructions residing in memory. The program prompts the user to begin, generates a modification course, executes an educational module and possibly a communication component, and associates a modification task with the user, for which task feedback is received. The user is then evaluated on their feedback and issued a reward.11-25-2010
20080227064SYSTEM FOR EVALUATING INFORMATION COMPETENCY AND METHOD THEREOF - An information competency evaluation system and a method thereof are disclosed. The system selects an evaluation group containing an evaluation target from evaluation groups classified by business departments and business position. The system provides evaluation problems of evaluation domains to an evaluation target based on a selected evaluation group, estimates evaluation response received from a terminal of an evaluation target, and estimates EIIC by applying a weight of evaluation domains to a selected evaluation group. The system refers to a core evaluation domain according to EIIC and a selected evaluation group to determine an information competency maturity stage of an evaluation target. The system analyzes information competency of an evaluation target with EIIC and a maturity stage and by business departments and business position to provide the analysis to a terminal. The system analyzes and provides information competency with complex indicators of determining a level of information competency, and provides education information for development of an information competency of evaluation target.09-18-2008
20080227065Behavioral Modification System and Method - An apparatus and method are provided, for enabling communication between an administrator and a student regarding behavior activities of the student. The apparatus comprises (a) a transmitter configured to be carried by an administrator, and (b) a receiver configured to be carried by a student. The transmitter and receiver are configured to (i) be selectively placed in circuit communication with each other by an initiation signal originating from the transmitter or receiver, (ii) enable communication from the administrator to the student via the receiver regarding behavioral activities of the student or communication from the student to the administrator if the student feels a need to communicate with the administrator regarding behavioral activities of the student, and (iii) enable the receiver to communicate with the student in a predetermined fashion regarding behavior activities of the student in the absence of communications from the administrator.09-18-2008
20130164721AUGMENTED COGNITIVE TRAINING - The present invention provides methods of therapy of cognitive deficits associated with a central nervous system disorder or condition, methods of enhancing cognitive performance and methods for repeated stimulation of neuronal activity or a pattern of neuronal activity, such as that underlying a specific neuronal circuit(s). The methods comprise combining cognitive training protocols and a general administration of CREB pathway-enhancing agents.06-27-2013
20130164722BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS DEVICE - A behavior analysis device has an object extraction portion that processes a frame image of an imaging area being imaged by an imaging device and extracts an object being imaged, a position detection portion that detects a position in the imaging area, for each object extracted by the object extraction portion, a posture estimation portion that estimates an posture of the object, for each object extracted by the object extraction portion, and a behavior determination portion that determines a behavior of the object, for each object extracted by the object extraction portion, based on the position in the imaging area that is detected by the position detection portion and the posture estimated by the posture estimation portion.06-27-2013
20100178639TRAINING ASSISTING APPARATUS, TRAINING ASSISTING METHOD, AND TRAINING ASSISTING PROGRAM - An examinee is subjected to an image or a sound suitable for the examinee's overcoming his worries in accordance with change in a physical state of the examinee. The training assisting apparatus according to the present invention is at training assisting apparatus for assisting an examinee in overcoming the examinee's worries by displaying a training image, including: a display section that displays the training image; a display ratio storage section that stores a change quantity of a display ratio of the training image displayed on the display section, in association with a physical state of the examinee; a physical state acquiring section that acquires the physical state of the examinee looking at the training image displayed on the display section; a display ratio extraction section that extracts the change quantity of the display ratio of the training image stored in the display ratio storage section in association with the physical state of the examinee acquired by the physical state acquiring section; and a display control section that changes the display ratio of the training image displayed on the display section, in accordance with the display ratio of the training image extracted by the display ratio extraction section.07-15-2010
20110033831METHOD AND APPLIANCE FOR DISTRACTION FROM AN UNWANTED IMPULSE - Apparatus for distracting a user from an unwanted impulse, such as an impulse to eat, having an elastic bracelet to be stretched and then released at once upon feeling the unwanted impulse by the user, thereby snapping the user, resulting in causing pain to the user, thereby distracting the user from the impulse. The stretching may be carried out each time to the same level. The level may be indicated by an indicator capable of registering only a certain stretching level of the bracelet. The stretching may be to any desired level. The stretching level may be determined using a gauge.02-10-2011
20110212422Cognitive Capacity Assessment System - Systems and methods for cognitive assessment are provided that test a subject's cognitive capacity using a battery of tests that are selected with respect to a specific job that the subject is expected to perform. The test results are analyzed based upon the relative criticality of each cognitive ability that is required by the job to provide an overall assessment of the subject's cognitive capacity to perform the job. Predictions about the subject's future capacity to perform the job can also be made by analysis of expected workload and recovery schedules.09-01-2011
20100009325Psychological Testing or Teaching a Subject Using Subconscious Image Exposure - The present invention relates to a psychological method for testing or subconsciously teaching a subject. The method involves varying a subconscious exposure time period of a visual subconscious stimulus displayed to a subject in order to determine an effective subconscious exposure time period specific to the subject. To subconsciously test the subject, the method further uses a masking stimulus following the visual subconscious stimulus, both images having common image characteristics including brightness and contrast. The masking stimulus is made from scrambled subcomponents of the visual subconscious stimulus. The invention also describes an apparatus for psychological testing capable of varying a subconscious exposure time period of a visual subconscious stimulus displayed to a subject in order to determine an effective subconscious exposure time period specific to the subject. The apparatus also uses a mosaic generator to generate a masking stimulus from a visual subconscious stimulus.01-14-2010
20100255448PERSONALITY TESTING APPARATUS - A personality testing apparatus which tests the personality of a subject has a display means (10-07-2010
20110136085COMPUTER BASED SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ASSISTING AN INTERVIEWEE IN REMEMBERING AND RECOUNTING INFORMATION ABOUT A PRIOR EVENT USING A COGNITIVE INTERVIEW AND NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING - A computer based system and method for assisting an interviewee in remembering and recounting information about a prior event that occurred using a cognitive interview and natural language processing.06-09-2011
20110151418PORTABLE PSYCHOLOGICAL MONITORING DEVICE - The invention relates to a portable psychological monitoring device, comprising an input, an output, a repository and a processor. The repository comprises a plurality of questionnaires, each comprising one or more questions relating to a mental state of a user. The processor is arranged for selecting a first questionnaire of the plurality of questionnaires, and presenting at least one of the questions of the first questionnaire to the user via the output at a first moment that is random to the user. The processor is arranged for receiving an answer to the question from the user via the input, and storing the answer into the repository. The invention further relates to a system for psychological monitoring, a method of assessment of a mental state of a user and a method of treatment or prevention of mood disorders and related disorder phenotypes.06-23-2011
20110081634Behaviour Pattern Analysis System, Mobile Terminal, Behaviour Pattern Analysis Method, and Program - Provided is a mobile terminal including a movement sensor that detects a movement of a user and outputs movement information, acquires information on a building existing at a current location or information on buildings existing in a vicinity of the current location, analyses the movement information output from the movement sensor, and detects a first behaviour pattern corresponding to the movement information from multiple first behaviour patterns obtained by classifying behaviours performed by the user over a relatively short period of time, and analyses the information on a building or buildings and the first behaviour pattern, and detects a second behaviour pattern corresponding to the information on a building or buildings and the first behaviour pattern from multiple second behaviour patterns obtained by classifying behaviours performed by the user over a relatively long period of time.04-07-2011
20110250576System and method for recovering form addictions - The present invention relates to a system and method for helping people abstain from addictive behaviors by utilizing an Internet-based software program to build a users' motivation to abstain, develop coping strategies for dealing with urges and cravings, learn how to analyze their behavior in terms of established goals and solve problems that impede their progress, to set goals and develop healthy, pro-social activities, and to develop a specific plan to change their behaviors. An automated but personalized email system encourages their persistence in continuing with their recovery plan, reminds them of their identified triggers, strategies they've chosen to deal with them, and reminders to engage in the pro-social activities they've chosen. A smartphone application, in addition to the features of the email method, includes a personalized text messaging feature for reaching out to others for social support.10-13-2011
20110250575System And Method For Providing A Visual Representation Of A User Personality Within A Virtual Environment - A representation of a user's personality may be provided within one or more virtual environments. The personality of the user may be determined based on interactions within the one or more virtual environments. As such, the personality of the user may be determined organically without relying on declared information. A visible representation of the personality of the user may be provided to the user and/or other users within the one or more virtual environments.10-13-2011
20110076656Architecture for Delivering Relational Skills Training Content - Apparatus and associated methods relate to a system for delivering interactive relationship skills training with multiple feedback source types for the benefit of remote players who access the system via electronic communication networks. In an illustrative example, some systems may deliver relationship skills training content having restricted access to two or more types of feedback sources. Feedback sources that may be accessed at first, second, third and fourth tiers may respectively include, for example, predetermined expert responses, a virtual partner, a remote human partner, and a moderated group of remote players. Players may gain access to feedback sources at progressively higher tiers of psychological complexity by accumulating a sufficient relational skills score at each tier.03-31-2011
20110070568COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND METHODS OF USE - A device and system to facilitate communication between a first communicator and a second communicator to teach desired behaviors, values, principles, and skills. The device includes a plush or stuffed toy form having one or more pockets which are sized and configured to receive one or more communication symbols. The communication symbols may represent thoughts, feelings, actions, goals, behavior, values, or other concepts to be discussed by the first communicator and second communicator. First communicator/second communicator discussion occurs as the communication symbols are placed into and removed from the pockets.03-24-2011
20110065076METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF SOCIAL CUES SENSITIVITY - A method is presented to address quantitative assessment of social cues sensitivity of a subject, where the method comprises the steps of: (03-17-2011
20110065077METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF SPATIAL SEQUENCE MEMORY - A method is presented to address quantitative assessment of spatial sequence memory in a subject, where the method comprises the steps of: (03-17-2011
20110065074METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF VERBAL MEMORY - A method is presented to address quantitative assessment of verbal memory of a subject, where the method comprises the steps of: (03-17-2011
20110256516Youth depot / Youth Hub - The Youth Depot is a 24-hour-one-stop-shop of services and activities for teens and young adults. The Youth Depot is a collaboration/partnership of two or more youth-service-organizations coming together at one location. The Youth Depot ensures that each and every individual teen that enters will be connected with a Life Advisor-non-judgmental-caring-resourceful-qualified professional.10-20-2011
20100028839METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR EVALUATING MEMORY AGENTS - The present invention provides methods and systems for identifying, evaluating, and testing various compounds as memory agents and regimens as training protocols related to memory enhancement and/or impairment. Such methods and systems may test any compounds or protocols, including the memory agents and training protocols described herein. The methods can comprise combining training protocols with the general administration of memory agents. In some embodiments, the present invention may involve identifying, selecting, testing, evaluating or assessing a compound as a drug candidate for a memory agent, for example, as one effective for enhancing or impairing memory.02-04-2010
20080248451Method and apparatus for improved memory retention - A method for improving human memory through the exploitation of the functions of both sides of the human brain that involves the reading of material aloud with one eye and the opposite ear covered and a second reading of the same material aloud with the other eye and the ear opposite the other ear covered and an headset apparatus for the facilitation of said method, with an optional recording mechanism that plays back in the ear of the plugged ear a recording read through a microphone that extends in front of the subject's mouth, said apparatus being usable on both sides of the human subject's head.10-09-2008
20090317779TIME-OUT EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM - A method of educating a child during a time-out period. A caregiver identifies a child misbehaving and isolates the child from any distractions. The caregiver then selects an educational time-out presentation from a plurality of educational time-out presentations by topic based on the child's misbehavior. After the child views the educational time-out video, caregiver continues to monitor the child to confirm if the child is behaving in accordance with the educational time-out video. Each educational time-out presentation includes a non-threatening yet authoritative figure that leads the child through an educational process using visual, auditory, and kinesthetic methods wherein the child learns to make more appropriate decisions about how to behave.12-24-2009
20110256517COMPUTER AIDED REAL-TIME BEHAVIOR COACHING - Computer implemented methods and systems for coaching a person by coaching, guiding, or training a person is provided. Accordingly, a coaching protocol is accessed for coaching a person in real-time to engage in a predetermined behavior; a message is sent in real-time to the person to execute the one of the plurality of behavior-steps; wherein the coaching protocol includes a plurality of behavior-steps, wherein the execution of one of the plurality of behavior-steps by the person results in the person engaging in the predetermined behavior. In addition, data can be gathered and based on gathered data, a determination can be made whether to modify the coaching protocol, and accordingly, the coaching protocol may be modified.10-20-2011
20080280276Virtual reality tools and techniques for measuring cognitive ability and cognitive impairment - Techniques and tools for measuring cognitive ability and/or detecting cognitive impairment or decline. For example, techniques and tools are described that can be used to diagnose or test susceptibility to cognitive impairments in children or in elderly people (such as cognitive impairments associated with Alzheimer's Disease). Techniques and tools are described that can be used to evaluate treatment effects and/or measure cognitive decline over time.11-13-2008
20100323335PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC DEVICE - Disclosed herein is a psychotherapeutic device which induces saccadic eye movement of a user in a certain way, thus increasing the efficacy of psychiatric treatment for the user. The psychotherapeutic device in accordance with the present invention includes a main body including a frame having an opened portion corresponding to a user's eyes, a support means for placing the frame on the user's face, and a front panel connected to a front surface of the frame and providing light spots moved left and right with respect to the user's eyes; and a control box for controlling the operation of the front panel, wherein the main body and the control box are electrically connected to each other by a wire.12-23-2010
20080254421Psychological disability evaluation software, methods and systems - Software for psychological disability evaluation and management includes at least one user interface geared specifically toward one or more of employers, psychological professionals, physicians, private or government agencies or officials, lawyers; insurance professionals, vocational rehabilitation counselors, physical or occupational therapists, or other persons or companies involved in psychological, psycho-social, and co-morbid disability evaluation and management. The software also has a database interface for accessing a database that collects and manages information relating to potential psychological disabilities and conditions, psycho-social concerns, as well as physical co-morbid concerns of employees/claimants/insured/patients. A psychological model framework based upon evidence-based psychological diagnosis, use of objective, standardized psychological testing, and best-practice treatment guidelines is incorporated into the software. The software also includes code for generating data outputs to help users evaluate and manage psychological, psycho-social, and co-morbid physical disability according to the psychological model framework in view of data collected by the database and interface.10-16-2008
20080254420INTEGRATION OF PURSUIT OF GOALS WITH PHYSICAL ACTIVITY - A method. A first person is instructed by a second person to execute an activity. The activity includes performance of at least one physical exercise and recitation of words during performance of the at least one physical exercise. The recited words relate to at least one goal of the first person. The at least one goal is unrelated to and not a consequence of the at least one physical exercise.10-16-2008
20110020778METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ASSESSING PSYCHOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS - A method for assessing a pre-cognitive emotional response from a test subject, using responses obtained during the first moments of brain activity after presentation of a stimulus, includes exposing the test subject to a visual stimulus for between approximately 500 milliseconds and approximately 1 second, and receiving an input from the subject while the subject is exposed to the visual stimulus or within approximately 300 milliseconds after the subject is first exposed to the stimulus. The method further includes storing, in response to receiving the input, a user response that identifies one of a plurality of emotional reactions that is associated with the visual stimulus. Each of the exposing, receiving, and storing acts is repeated for a plurality of visual stimuli. The method further includes determining, based on each of the stored user responses, one or more dominant emotional characteristics of the subject.01-27-2011
20110053128Automated patient monitoring and counseling system - An automated, computerized system for vicariously and remotely monitoring the conditions of a patient, providing professional counseling, and coaching the patient into sound behavior and health-enhancing activities. A computerized central installation receives, over a public communication network, patient's vital sign measurements such as blood pressure, glucose level, and pulse rate. The measurements are gathered at the patient's residence by a battery of instrumental monitoring devices, polled by the central installation at scheduled intervals, automatically checked by a central processing unit against preset limits and analyzed to generate diagnostics and assessments of patient's condition and are stored in libraries. The diagnostics and assessments are used to selectively retrieve from a data bank of prerecorded messages, feedback advice, past performance charts and motivating audiovisual programs stored in libraries. If warranted, health professionals are alerted so that they can intervene and contact the patient directly. The communications between the central installation and the patient are scripted by a computer program routine to mimic a natural telephone conversation.03-03-2011
20110027764SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING A SPECIFIC COGNITIVE-EMOTIONAL STATE IN A SUBJECT - A system and method is disclosed which detects a specific cognitive-emotional mental state (e.g., passion) in a subject. The system and method utilizes different Internal Personalized Explorer (IPE) stimuli subliminally exposed to the subject on a visual display. Following exposure, the subject performs a target-specific cognitive task and a related behavior (e.g., deciding whether a briefly displayed string of letters is a word or not, and pressing a button to indicate the decision). The decision reaction lime for the behavior is recorded in a computer database. The reaction times are interpreted quantitatively to detect the relative intensity of the specific cognitive-emotional mental state in the subject. A reaction time for a specific individual IPE that is shorter than the mean reaction time for an IPE that does not evoke the emotional state indicates that the specific individual IPE did evoke the emotional state in the subject.02-03-2011
20110027765METHODS FOR TREATING SOCIAL DISORDERS - Systems and methods for treating patients with an anxiety disorder are disclosed. The systems comprise a screen for displaying sets of stimuli, a computer to control the display of stimuli onto the screen during at least one treatment session and the ability for the patient to interact with the screen in response to the displayed stimuli. The interaction of the patient with the system during the treatment session is capable of treating patient anxiety associated with an anxiety disorder, such as social anxiety. Also provided are computer programs capable of being used in the systems and methods of the present invention for treating anxiety.02-03-2011
20110136086Systems and Methods for Generating Personality Profiles for Animals - A method of generating a personality profile of at least two animals to determine compatibility potential between the animals, comprises: obtaining a set of answers to a plurality of queries relating to a first of the animals; obtaining a set of answers to a plurality of queries relating to a second of the animals; tabulating each of the sets of answers to obtain an overall score for each of the animals; comparing the overall scores of each of the animals one to another; and determining a compatibility potential between the animals based upon the comparison of the overall scores.06-09-2011
20100255450SYSTEM OF ASSOCIATIVE LEARNING - A system of learning includes a flexible associative learning method where images are associated with words, physical objects, color, size, sounds of syllables, acronyms, text or any combination thereof. The images are related to functional aspects of a concept. The method of the system may adjust the color, font size, shape or any other feature of a familiar object, words associated with concepts or both to reinforce associations, such as in imagery-based narratives. Furthermore, interactive systems and physical objects may be used to reinforce associations between imagery and the functional aspect of a concept.10-07-2010
20100330543METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR A CHILD REVIEW PROCESS WITHIN A NETWORKED COMMUNITY - A system and method for moderating child interaction in a networked community by a supervisor that includes monitoring interactions of a child within a first environment; selecting a child interaction that satisfies a notification parameter of the supervisor; and sending a notification to the supervisor within a second environment with information associated with the selected interaction.12-30-2010
20110033830CTS PEP PREVENTION EDUCATIONAL PRODUCTS - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) and Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTD's, also known by other names such as repetitive stress injuries [RSI's] and other such names, have emerged as a significant occupational health problem. The present invention is to provide systems, devices, products, methods and software programs, which will remind individuals, such as keyboard operators, on a regularly scheduled basis, and to recommend certain preventive exercises and the like. Once the system and the software is designed and implemented, a study will then be instituted to measure its effectiveness in workplaces, especially those that have experienced a high incidence of problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome. The recommendations for specific actions, such as posture and exercises, will be based on work already established in the medical and occupational literature and journals, as well as the continuous research conducted by medical experts in the field. The development of a relatively inexpensive method of controlling, reducing and preventing the incidence of these disorders is important to prevent injuries and to save money on insurance premiums, payments to injured workers, loss of productivity, loss of productive workers from the workplace as well as the need to retrain injured workers. Furthermore, the invention relates to an electronic device or chip that would act as the heart of the above system, and could be used as an embedded chip in various products.02-10-2011
20100068685SYSTEM FOR EVALUATING COGNITIVE ABILITY OF A SUBJECT - A system for evaluating cognitive ability of a subject includes a display unit, an input unit, and a way-finding test module including a database and a test processor. The database stores two-dimensional map data and a three-dimensional model of a virtual environment. The three-dimensional model is comprised of surface elements representing features visible in the virtual environment. The test processor is operable to control the display unit to generate a map image corresponding to the two-dimensional map data during an initial stage of a way-finding test. The input unit is operable by the subject during a subsequent stage of the way-finding test to provide control signals to the test processor. The test processor is responsive to the control signals to select the surface elements corresponding to the features in the virtual environment that become visible, and to control the display unit to generate three-dimensional animation.03-18-2010
20090202966Method For Assessing Auditory Attention And Vigilance - Provided are methods for assessing the attentional state of a subject by scoring the subject's response to auditory stimuli. The methods can be used to diagnose psychological and behavioral disorders, such as attention deficit disorder or hyperkinetic disorder.08-13-2009
20120308973KIT AND METHOD FOR PROMOTION OF POSITIVE ADJUSTMENT TO ILLNESS AND TRAUMA - A kit for use in promoting a patient's positive adjustment includes a plurality of module units, each module unit containing instructions for coping with a specific stress symptom, and a transitional object having a module unit receiver. The module unit receiver can receive one of the module units and deliver the instructions on the module unit to the patient. A method of promoting positive adjustment includes the steps of providing a patient with a transitional object and a plurality of module units, each module unit containing instructions for coping with a specific stress symptom, identifying a stress symptom, selecting a module unit having instructions for coping with the stress symptom and delivering the instructions on the selected module unit to the patient with the transitional object.12-06-2012
20120308974METHOD AND DEVICE FOR AUTOMATION OF THE INTERPRETATIVE ANALYSIS OF A DIGITAL LINE DRAWN BY A PERSON - The method for the automation of the interpretative analysis of a digital line drawn by a person comprises: a preliminary step for the acquisition of an archive of digital lines drawn by persons; a preliminary step for the acquisition of graphic evaluations of each of said lines of said archive; a preliminary step for the acquisition of psychological evaluations of the persons who have drawn each of said lines of said archive; a preliminary step of providing a first and/or at least a second supervised neural network and relative training to associate, for each of said lines of said archive, the graphic evaluations with the corresponding psychological evaluations; a step for the acquisition of a new digital line drawn by a person for the execution of its interpretative analysis; a step for the acquisition of the graphic evaluations for said new line; and an association step wherein said first and/or second trained supervised neural network automatically associates the corresponding psychological evaluations with the graphic evaluations of said new line.12-06-2012
20120308970APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR PROMOTING BEHAVIORAL CHANGE IN HUMANS - Apparatus and methods for providing a comprehensive system for human behavior modification are disclosed. The apparatus and methods employ networking allowing user devices, and primarily to allow communication with a first user device having one more applications or functions to assist a targeted user, such as a child, to promote human behavior modification in that user. Additionally, a second user device may be connected to the network that further provides communication and functionalities for a second, assisting user, such as a parent, to assist and motivate the targeted user via the first user device in human behavior modification. The system provides multiple functions or applications to engender cause and effect motivation, reward motivation, personal management, and visualization to effect behavioral changes in the targeted user with assistance from the assisting users, as well as social networking and collaborative networking.12-06-2012
20100021873STRESS REDUCTION - According to the method and system described the usage of keyboard and mouse by a computer user is analyzed (01-28-2010
20090081626System and method for assessing cognitive function and measuring treatment efficacy - Embodiments of the invention described herein relate generally to a method for assessing cognitive function and measuring treatment efficacy. Assessing the efficacy of clinical treatments is important for development of new interventions, for example drugs, gene, protein or antibody therapies, as well as for monitoring patient responses to approved and prescribed therapies. It is feasible to use modified versions of tests developed for experimental animals, such as primates or canines, to evaluate cognition in humans. Because the tasks are non-verbal, individuals with severely limited cognitive abilities can be objectively evaluated. Inferences can be made about the human neuropathology because the neural substrates underlying the ability to perform these tasks in animals have been delineated.03-26-2009
20090298027PERSONALITY PROFILE ANALYTICAL TOOL - A method of analyzing a person's personality profile is in accordance with the present invention. The method includes the following: (a) analyzing a first element to determine a first primary attribute for the person, wherein the first primary attribute is characterized as being an attribute that is predominant with respect to the first element, and the attribute is selected from the group consisting of saturated, whitened, grayed, and blackened; (b) analyzing at least a second element to determine at least a second primary attribute for the person, wherein the at least second primary attribute is characterized as being the attribute that is predominant with respect to the first element; (c) correlating the first primary attribute with the at least second primary attribute to obtain a correlated primary attribute; and (d) identifying personality characteristics related to the correlated primary attribute.12-03-2009
20090136909INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIP EVALUATION DEVICE, INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIP EVALUATION METHOD, INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIP EVALUATION SYSTEM, AND TERMINAL DEVICE - An interpersonal relationship evaluation method includes the steps of: obtaining position information obtained at each of the two or more terminal devices over a plurality of points in time; and calculating a mean value of distance between the respective terminal devices with a point in time as a target wherein a predetermined condition holds to obtain the mean value as an interpersonal relationship evaluation value regarding each terminal device user.05-28-2009
20120308971EMOTION RECOGNITION-BASED BODYGUARD SYSTEM, EMOTION RECOGNITION DEVICE, IMAGE AND SENSOR CONTROL APPARATUS, PERSONAL PROTECTION MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, AND CONTROL METHODS THEREOF - An emotion recognition device includes a user interface configured to display input-related menus and receive a control command; and a sensing unit configured to sense a bio-signal of a user or a surrounding environment signal of the user using at least one sensor. Further, the emotion recognition device includes an emotion recognition management unit configured to determine based on the sensed signal whether a transition to a danger emotional signal or a criminal emotional signal for the user has occurred, and then requesting tracking emotion recognition. Furthermore, the emotion recognition device includes a dangerous and criminal situation action unit configured to request emotion recognition handling of a dangerous or criminal situation depending on a danger or criminal emotion.12-06-2012
20120045740NON-INVASIVE DETERMINATION OF NEUROTRANSMITTER INDICATION AND APPLICATIONS USING SAME - An indication of a level of a neurotransmitter in an individual or for a group may be non-invasively determined. The neurotransmitter may be oxytocin. The determined indicator may be used to determine actions to increase effectiveness of an organization.02-23-2012
20120115115Contingency Management Behavioral Change Therapy with Virtual Assets and Social Reinforcement as Incentive-Rewards - A method for behavior change therapy based on contingency management, using virtual assets from interactive digital environments as incentive-rewards. The invention teaches rewarding positive behavior changes with reinforcement (or the delivery of incentive-rewards) in the form of virtual goods, virtual services, virtual currency, virtual abilities, and social reinforcement in various contexts including videogames and virtual environments.05-10-2012
20120064493METHOD FOR COGNITIVE COMPUTING - The model treats individual expression in terms of negative or positive reflection of the state of mind on the world, and captures the full range of moods and cognitive states by computationally modeling the notions of ‘mind axiology’ and ‘emotional state’.03-15-2012
20110065078METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF SOCIAL INTERACTIONS NULLING TESTING - A method is presented to address quantitative assessment of social interactions nulling testing of a subject, where the method comprises the steps of: (03-17-2011
20120208156Exercise Encouragement Device - An exercise encourage device can be clipped onto a child's apparel or an object worn about the person such as shoes, belt, shirt, pants pocket, etc. The device contains a motion-activated mechanism that initiates the device in response to activity by the child. Exemplary activities are running, jumping, skipping, dancing, etc. When a child engages in an energetic activity, this causes the device to flash with light and play a sound track which encourages the child to continue the activity. Exemplary sound tracks include sounds associated with a race car, a fire engine, horses, puppies and kittens. Other sound tracks are contemplated. Ongoing activity continues to activate the device, but if the child stops, the device deactivates until an energetic activity is resumed.08-16-2012
20100216102Bio-essence energy packet/card - A method whereby information, positive statements or affirmations are repeated 1000's of times and printed repeatedly on sheets of standard printing material using very small font. Each individual sheet is layered into a stack to form a packet of condensed and combined statements of positive influencing messages to improve the well being of the holder. The packets can be made using many different methods and designs disclosed in the following.08-26-2010
20110065075METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF FACIAL EMOTION SENSITIVITY - A method is presented to address quantitative assessment of facial emotion sensitivity of a subject, where the method comprises the steps of: (1) presenting at least one scene to the subject on a display, the scene comprising a plurality of faces and a background on a display, the plurality of faces comprising a plurality of facial expressions; (2) adjusting at least one facial expression on the scene; (3) receiving feedback from said subject via at least one input device; (4) quantitatively refining the received feedback; (5) modulating the adjusted facial expression relative to the accuracy of the received feedback; (6) (7) transforming the modulated facial expression; (8) calculating a critical threshold parameter; and (9) recording a critical threshold parameter onto a tangible computer readable medium. An apparatus for quantitative assessment of facial emotion sensitivity of a subject comprising a display device, an input device, a control device, and a tangible computer readable medium. In its simplest sense, a quantitative assessment profile of facial emotion sensitivity by psychophysical responses is generated on a tangible computer readable medium.03-17-2011
20110165544ACTIVITY DATA PRESENTING APPARATUS, ACTIVITY DATA PRESENTING METHOD AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An activity data presenting apparatus includes an activity information obtaining unit that obtains activity data representing a human activity, a personality data obtaining unit that obtains personality data representing the personality of a person to whom information is presented, a presenting data selecting unit that selects, on the basis of the person to whom the information is presented and of the personality data of that person, data to be presented among the activity data, a display method selecting unit that selects a display method of displaying the data to be presented corresponding to each piece of the personality data, an activity data processing unit that processes the activity data in accordance with the display method selected by the display method selecting unit, an activity data display unit that displays the activity data processed by the activity data processing unit, and a display unit.07-07-2011
20110165543DIAPER WITH GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATION/TEXT/IMAGE DIRECTED TO PARENTS/CAREGIVERS BASED ON THE DEVELOPMENTAL STAGE OF THE INFANT, TODDLER OR CHILD - At the beginning of life, parent-infant interactions are the building blocks of the baby's brain and socio-emotional and cognitive development. Eye contact, touch, facial expressions, and verbal communications are essential ingredients in these interactions. One of the most prominent activities a parent/caregiver is involved in during the first year of life is diaper changing. For a newborn, the frequency of diaper changing can reach 10-12 times a day. Diaper changing brings the opportunity for this parent-child interaction to take place. The present invention uses diapers as a medium and/or tool to deliver educations and developmental images. Information and/or written and/or visual messages and tips to the parents/caregivers of infants, toddlers and children.07-07-2011
20120270190Career Selection and Psychological Profiling - A method, software, database and system for determining optimal career choices, psychological profiles (i.e., mental health profiles) and genetic based predispositions of an individual are presented in which an attribute profile of the individual containing genetic and non-genetic attributes is compared against a database containing combinations of genetic and non-genetic attributes that are statistically associated with career, psychological and other genetically influenced attributes derived from other individuals.10-25-2012
20110091847METHOD, SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER SOFTWARE CODE FOR THE ADAPTATION OF TRAINING VIA PERFORMANCE DIAGNOSIS BASED ON (NEURO)PHYSIOLOGICAL METRICS - A method for adapting a training system based on information obtained from a user using a training system during a training scenario, the method including measuring a neurophysiological state, a physiological state, and/or a behavioral state of a user while a training scenario is in progress, diagnosing at least one performance deficiency of the user and/or a learned training objective while the training scenario is in progress, and adapting the training scenario during the training scenario and/or for a subsequent operation of the training scenario in response to information learned during diagnosing the at least one performance deficiency and/or a learned training objective to meet an objective of the training scenario. A system and computer software code for adapting the training system based on information obtained from the user using the training system during a training scenario is also disclosed.04-21-2011
20120208155Potty Training Method - A method for potty training a child on a standard flush toilet or a children's training toilet. That includes a device that may be placed almost anywhere on the toilet. The device contains a button that generates a sound, a light, a vibration, or a combination thereof when pressed. The child is taught to press this button as a reward for successfully using the toilet. The device may contain transmitters for transmitting to computing devices the number of times the button is pressed. These transmissions allow a supervising adult to monitor the progress of a child's toilet training by the number of times the button on the device is pressed.08-16-2012
20110104648SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HEALTH BEHAVIOR REINFORCEMENT - The invention relates to simple yet effective methods, referred to herein as Dynamic Intermittent Reward (DIR), and systems, to increase the frequency of desired behavior(s) in a user, decrease the frequency of an undesired behavior(s), and optimize cost-effectiveness of a reward system. A principal benefit of the new methods is the ability to provide tailored intermittent rewards for one or more users over time for both desired and undesired behaviors.05-05-2011
20100092934 METHOD TO DETERMINE THE PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACT OF ENTERTAINMENT OR INDIVIDUAL PRESENTERS - A method for determining the psychological impact of entertainment material having at least first and later episodes, the method including the steps of: (a) presenting a first episode to a target group of subjects, (b) after a predetermined period of time, presenting the later episode to the target group of subjects; (c) determining brain activities of the target group of subjects whilst the later episode is being presented to the target group of subjects; and (d) evaluating the psychological impact of the entertainment material by reference to the levels of brain activities determined in step (c). The method of presenting material and determining brain activities also being used for determining the suitability of an actor from a group of actors or selecting a person from a group of persons for a public role.04-15-2010
20100248198Computer-based first-person behavioral change methodology - A first-person, field-of-endeavor-associated method for transforming, toward positive deviance, a behavioral change-candidate's performance characteristics in that endeavor field, including (a) exposing a relevant prospective change-candidate to a positive-deviance script which is associated with the mentioned field of endeavor, and (b) in a computer-system-delivered, plural-stage series of verbally-based exercises, and using a pattern describable as “read, feedback, and adapt”, directing the change-candidate, via encouraged, self-first-person verbal expression, and related interaction with the computer system, transformably to embody and personify the positive-deviance script.09-30-2010
20100248197DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ACTING ON A PERSON'S MOTOR AUTOMATISM - The invention relates to a sound device for acting on the motor automatisms of a person including: 09-30-2010
20110183305Behaviour Modification - A behavioural modification system and method facilitates the achieving by a user (Q) of one or more objectives. The system includes sensors (07-28-2011
20120219934System and Method for Identifying, Analyzing and Altering an Entity's Motivations and Characteristics - A system and method for identifying and analyzing an entity's motivations and associated characteristics, by classifying and measuring the presence of sensory block indicators. The system includes the means for determining predetermined patterns of sensory block combinations; thus the presence of motivational information, including behavioral traits and other vital knowledge.08-30-2012
20120315613ONLINE PLATFORM FOR LIFESTYLE MANAGEMENT - An online lifestyle management platform designed to address and manage the multiple factors affecting an individual's lifestyle is discussed. The lifestyle management platform may include an assessment evaluation tool used to establish a profile for an individual by assessing the individual's lifestyle factors. The lifestyle factors being assessed may include an individual's physical and mental condition, occupational and personal stress factors and goal satisfaction. Based on the profile, the lifestyle management platform generates a customized lifestyle management program such as a stress management program for the individual.12-13-2012
20120214143Systems and Methods to Assess Cognitive Function - Disclosed herein are systems and methods for assessing cognitive function. In an example embodiment, an assessment computer receives demographics data relating to an individual and provides a cognitive assessment test to a portable touchscreen personal computing device, for self administration of the test by the individual. The portable touchscreen personal computing device generates cognitive assessment stimuli, receives responses to the stimuli from the individual via touchscreen activations, measures reaction times of the responses, and transmits the responses and reaction times to the assessment computer for storage in a database. The assessment computer receives cognitive assessment performance data relating to the individual, including the received responses and measured reaction times, and generates performance metrics including at least a cognitive baseline for the individual based at least on the first cognitive assessment performance data.08-23-2012
20120135386Relating psychological characteristics to on-screen drawings - A method and system for digitally relating psychological characteristics of a subject to on-screen drawings, comprising— 05-31-2012
20100173271Computer operated by thought and emotions - My innovated computer doesn't need input devices like keyboards, mouse, light pen, etc; rather, it needs head cap in the form of comfortable headset to sense and to detect the instantaneous electrical signals generated in the brain according to the thought and emotions of the computer user as an input. The usage field of computer is as PC, Computer uses in: Investigation Purposes, Psychology, Neuro-psychiatry, Neurology. After the production of the computer Computing, information, communication and investigation fields will be revolutionized.07-08-2010
20120251988REWARD DISPENSER - A reward dispenser is disclosed. An example reward dispenser includes a trap door to keep a reward from falling out of a dispenser compartment. The reward dispenser also includes a release mechanism to open the trap door so that all reward in the dispenser compartment falls outside of the reward dispenser. The reward dispenser also includes a closing mechanism to automatically close the trap door after the reward falls out of the reward dispenser, so that another reward can be loaded into the dispenser compartment.10-04-2012
20120251989APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR MODULATING CONSOLIDATION OF MEMORY DURING SLEEP - Devices, systems and methods to modify memory and/or cognitive function by delivering a sensory stimulus paired with learned material at opportune physiological periods during sleep. For example, described herein are systems, methods and devices to enhance a user's cognitive function in such areas as memorization and learning. A machine (e.g., a system or device) may be used to identify opportune periods of the sleep cycle and to deliver a stimulus during specific phases of the sleep cycle to facilitate or interrupt memory consolidation. In some variations the machine records ambient sensory inputs during awake acquisition or reinforcement/relearning and replays all or an extracted form of the ambient sensory stimuli a specified portion of the user's sleep.10-04-2012
20120077162CONDITIONING AN ORGANISM - A system for conditioning an organism by associating a conditioned response with a conditioned stimulus, the system comprising the following. Identifying means for identifying a signal pattern associated with a conditioned response (03-29-2012
20120077161Method and system for providing rule based cognitive stimulation to a user - A method and system for providing evolving, highly variable, long-term ongoing cognitive stimulation over a broad spectrum of cognitive domains. The user is presented with a series of entertaining audio/visual activities customized for the user, based on the user's life experience and cognitive level, each activity providing stimulation in one or more cognitive domains. The activities themselves and their level of challenge may change, in real time, over both the short- and the long term, varying in relation to current and historical user response patterns, creating an experience that remains engaging, with on-going use, over a period of months or years.03-29-2012
20120077160COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED INTERACTIVE BEHAVIORAL TRAINING TECHNIQUE FOR THE OPTIMIZATION OF ATTENTION OR REMEDIATION OF DISORDERS OF ATTENTION - The current invention provides methods of enhancing a subject's attentional state. The methods comprise a series of interactive behavioral assessments and interactive behavioral training sessions, which trains the individual to be in a more optimal attentional state throughout their day-to-day life, ultimately enhancing their cognitive performance, visuomotor performance, and emotion regulation.03-29-2012
20120077159SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COGNITIVE ASSESSMENT AND TRAINING OF AN ANIMAL - An apparatus and method for cognitive assessment and training of an animal subject. A subject is placed in a testing environment, such as a subject chamber of a cognitive assessment and training apparatus. At least one cognitive assessment and training session comprising a plurality of trials is performed. In a trial, a trial assembly is prepared at a first level. The trial assembly includes at least one stimuli and a reward, where a target stimuli of the at least one stimuli is associated with the reward. The subject is allowed access to the stimuli. When a correct response is determined from the subject, the subject is allowed to access a reward associated with the correct response. The subject is advanced to trials at a next level when a learning criterion is reached. At least one cognitive assessment score is generated based on the plurality of trials and the at least one cognitive assessment and training session.03-29-2012
20120178065Advanced Button Application for Individual Self-Activating and Monitored Control System in Weight Loss Program - A mobile programmable device and method providing aural, visual or mechanical stimulus in a program for facilitating weight loss or maintenance. The device may be a mobile phone programmed with a downloadable mobile application. The application program may be modified as a result of user behavior or responses to the application. Thus the application can provide a personalized aid in weight loss control. The application may also provide a link for the user to live coaching assistance, support text messaging or email.07-12-2012
20120178063Health/Wellness Appliance - A simple, low cost device to communicate important information about a change in state relative to someone's health or wellness, ie recovery from surgery or illness. This invention focuses on the delivery of such information in audio (or video) format, tailored to the language needs of the patient or caregiver, in a simple, intuitive device that the user can access any time to hear the appropriate message.07-12-2012
20120178064RESPONSE SCORING SYSTEM FOR VERBAL BEHAVIOR WITHINA BEHAVIORAL STREAM WITH A REMOTE CENTRAL PROCESSINGSYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED HANDHELD COMMUNICATING DEVICES - A system, method and related devices for monitoring and improving the training and social eye contact and communication skills of developmentally challenged individuals such as autistic individuals. One component of the system allows the defining of a students/patients long-term behavior or academic or social goal treatment in a hierarchical relationship of skills in treatment plans. It captures behavioral events within a ‘behavioral stream’ and stores the ‘behavioral stream’ in a centralized database that can be accessed centrally, including with the Internet. Procedures and materials used during the treatment are identified and data is stored in a central depository and can be displayed in a therapist's handheld device. Another component provides stimuli that promotes and encourages improvements in the eye contact habits of the subject.07-12-2012
20100009326PSYCHOLOGICAL STATE ESTIMATION DEVICE - Disclosed is a psychological state estimation device for estimating the psychological state of a subject. A psychological state estimation device for estimating the psychological state of a subject includes bioinformation acquiring means for acquiring bioinformation of the subject, perception response acquiring means for acquiring the perception response of the subject to an external event, influence degree acquiring means for acquiring the degree of influence on a change in the psychological state of the subject on the basis of the acquired perception response, and estimating means for estimating the psychological state of the subject on the basis of the bioinformation and the degree of influence on the change in the psychological state.01-14-2010
20100009324METHOD AND DEVICE FOR POST CLINICAL TREATMENT OF DEPENDENCY RELAPSES - Selecting a portable recording device having a selection menu with controls coordinated with an index to recall therapeutic signals to reproduce stimuli corresponding with pre-recorded stimuli to treat the patient.01-14-2010
20120082968Journal System - A journal system for promoting a person's personal growth and a method for guiding a journal user to use a journal are provided. The journal system includes a plurality of cards, each card having a writable portion configured to receive an entry from a user and a written content portion. The written content portion includes a prompt to the user and an intention relating to the prompt to facilitate the entry from the user.04-05-2012
20120264095EMOTION ABREACTION DEVICE AND USING METHOD OF EMOTION ABREACTION DEVICE - An emotion abreaction device including a body, a control unit, a man machine interacting module and an emotion abreaction unit is provided. The control unit, the man machine interacting module and the emotion abreaction unit are disposed in the body. The man machine interacting module is electrically connected to the control unit for the user to select an emotion abreaction mode. The emotion abreaction unit is electrically connected to the control unit and has at least one sensor to measure force and/or volume for the user to abreact by knocking and/or yelling. Moreover, a using method of an emotion abreaction device includes turning on the emotion abreaction device, and then, responding to the user with a voice and/or an image according to the sensing result of the magnitude of the volume and/or the force after the user knocks and/or yells to an emotion abreaction unit of the emotion abreaction device.10-18-2012
20120231429Reward/Punishment-and-Control System - In one embodiment, one or more first computing devices access information concerning an activity, the information describing the activity, a reward associated with the activity, and a condition of the reward; collect first sensor data relating to the activity; and transmit, to one or more second computing devices, the first sensor data.09-13-2012
20120231428Reward/Punishment-and-Control System - In one embodiment, one or more first computing devices receive, from one or more second computing devices associated with a first person, information concerning an activity, the information describing the activity, a reward associated with the activity, and a condition of the reward; transmit, to one or more third computing devices associated with the second person, the information; receive, from the third computing devices, a first response by the second person; and if the first response is an acceptance to the activity by the second person, then: receive, from the third computing devices, first sensor data relating to the activity; analyze the first sensor data to determine whether the condition of the reward is satisfied; and if the condition of the reward is satisfied, then transmit, to the second computing devices and the third computing devices, a second notice indicating that the condition of the reward has been satisfied.09-13-2012
20120329018RESPONSE SCORING SYSTEM FOR VERBAL BEHAVIOR WITHIN A BEHAVIORAL STREAM WITH A REMOTE CENTRAL PROCESSING SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED HANDHELD COMMUNICATING DEVICES - A system, method and related devices for monitoring and improving the training and social eye contact and communication skills of developmentally challenged individuals such as autistic individuals with special needs in improving their interpersonal communicating and other skills. A WatchMe component of the system and method monitors and obtains qualitative and quantitative information about the eye contact habits of a subject being trained or interviewed. It provides stimuli that promotes and encourages improvements in the eye contact habits of the subject.12-27-2012
20080299526METHOD FOR TEACHING PARENTING TOOLS USING SUPPORTING SOFTWARE - A method to support a user in acquiring parenting skills and knowledge according to the parent's chosen parenting-type, using an interactive software application (ISA). The ISA may comprise at least one database, a graphical user interface (GUI) and a business logic. According to embodiments of the present invention the ISA may allow a user to input a target parenting-type, fill a behavioral questionnaire, process the responses filled in the questionnaire, and display the target-rating, where the target-rating representation relates to the parent's selection of the target parenting-type, according to his/her beliefs, cultural background, personal preferences and the like. The responses given in the questionnaire may be associated with tools that are predefined in the ISA, where those tools may help the user in acquiring knowledge regarding the effect of the parent's responses to scenarios and situations upon the parenting-type and eventually upon the child's behavior and attitudes.12-04-2008
20120264092System and method for multidimensional personal development using defined facets and subfacets - A multidimensional personal development system and method are realized using defined facets and subfacets. The personal development system and method define and track different facets of a user's state of being and different subfacets within these facets, enable the user to define additional subfacets that are pivotal to the user and track these pivotal subfacets, enable the user to view and share the evolving descriptive states over time and relative to aspirational states recorded by the user, and apply the evolving descriptive states and aspirational states to compute and present indicators that summarize the user's progress relative to the facets and subfacets.10-18-2012
20120264094Product Education Tool - A disposable absorbent article system includes a disposable absorbent article having a liner, an article absorbent core, and an article reactive mechanism configured to produce a result upon exposure to an insult; and an article simulator having a substrate and a simulator reactive mechanism configured to produce the result upon exposure to a simulant, the article simulator having fewer components than the absorbent article. A method for facilitating training includes providing an article simulator having a substrate and a simulator reactive mechanism configured to produce a simulator result upon exposure to a simulant, wherein the simulator result simulates an article result obtained from an insult to a disposable absorbent article having an article reactive mechanism, and wherein the article simulator has fewer components than the absorbent article.10-18-2012
20120264093Product Educational Tool - A disposable absorbent article system includes a disposable absorbent article having a liner, an article absorbent core, and an article reactive mechanism configured to produce a result upon exposure to an insult; and an article simulator having a substrate and a simulator reactive mechanism configured to produce the result upon exposure to a simulant, the article simulator having fewer components than the absorbent article. A method for facilitating training includes providing an article simulator having a substrate and a simulator reactive mechanism configured to produce a simulator result upon exposure to a simulant, wherein the simulator result simulates an article result obtained from an insult to a disposable absorbent article having an article reactive mechanism, and wherein the article simulator has fewer components than the absorbent article.10-18-2012
20120270189Link Pencils - Link pencils, pens, or other writing utensils provide an improved method of discretely signaling special needs students in a class room setting. The invention utilizes radio frequency communication by using a transmitting device located inside of a writing utensil pencil that talks to a receiving device located inside a separate writing utensil. Once installed, there is no visible way to distinguish the modified pencils from ordinary pencils. The pencil containing the transmitting device is used by an instructor. The pencil containing the receiving device, which in some embodiments may be a transceiver such as a Bluetooth™ transceiver but without input to transmit a user controlled signal, is meant to be used by a student. When the instructor pushes down on the eraser or end of the writing utensil containing the transmitting device, the device containing the receiving device vibrates or emits light. This signals the student to pay attention.10-25-2012
20120270191Method and Apparatus for Personal Awareness and Growth - An presentation generator is disclosed for generating presentations for interacting with a user on a personal topic of, e.g., the user's selection, wherein the presentations assist the user in obtaining a greater awareness of his/her motivations and/or behaviors relating to the topic. In one embodiment, the presentation generator generates and presents to the user textual observations, questions, and/or statements for the user's consideration. Such presentations use and/or are consistent with textual descriptions obtained from: (a) the results of one or more personality/motivation test results, and (b) user inputs, e.g., regarding the selected topic together with his/her confidence in the validity of such inputs. The invention organizes the textual descriptions so that outputs to the user can be generated from various personality/motivational perspectives thereby assisting the user in viewing the topic of discussion from different perspectives and thereby becoming more aware of his/her biases, motivations, and/or concerns relating to the topic.10-25-2012
20120322036COMPUTER-ASSISTED MEANS FOR ASSESSING LIFESTYLE RISK FACTORS - The present invention relates to methods of assessing disease susceptibility associated with dietary and lifestyle risk factors. The invention provides for analysis of alleles at loci of genes associated with lifestyle risk factors, and the disease susceptibility profile of an individual is determined by reference to datasets which further match the risk factor with lifestyle recommendations in order to produce a personalized lifestyle advice plan.12-20-2012
20110236864Memory test for alzheimer's disease - a method for assessing memory in a subject include the steps of presenting to the subject a list of items to be retrieved from memory by the subject, having the subject recognize the presented items from memory, determining the subject's response speed to each of the recognized repeated items and analyzing a plurality of the response speeds for the recognized repeated items. The items which presented to the subject are intermixed with repetitions of the items being tested for recognition. The subject is tested to determine if he recognizes each repeated item as being a repeated item. The response speed for each of the recognized repeated item is the time required between when the subject is shown a repeated item and when the subject responds that he recognizes the repeated item.09-29-2011
20120088212COMPUTERIZED SYSTEM FOR ADDICTION CONTROL ESPECIALLY CALORIE, DIET AND WEIGHT CONTROL - A computerized device and system providing a subject with a behavioral plan for maintaining or improving wellness in the field of addiction, especially eating and weight control is disclosed, comprising a computer usable medium with computer readable program code embodied, a means of inputting data concerned with psychological and physical descriptions of the subject's behavior into a retrievable and updatable database. A processing means with computer programmable code for processing input data to produce output data and a display means for displaying information is provided. The computer programmable code is adapted for calculating the optimal eating behavior to be prompted to the subject based upon application of an algorithm that processes input data and outputs a time resolved behavioral plan.04-12-2012
20100203486Social and Physical Activity Meter, an apparatus and method - The invention presents an apparatus, which measures, accumulates and stores the amount of the physical and social activity of the user. The activities are converted into points, which the user can exchange for beneficial goods. The physical activity is measured by a sensor, whose output signal is related to the user movement. The social activity is measured by means of estimating the number of similar apparatuses in the vicinity of the user. The present invention's goal is encouraging social and physical activity.08-12-2010
20120329017Method and system of coaching behavior - A method of coaching behavior by using at least one interactive device, including the steps of: (a) creating a profile through the interactive device, wherein the profile contains at least one type of information, wherein the profile is shown to other peers through a predetermined communication network, (b) setting an objective in relation to the type of information in the interactive device, (c) delivering a push notification to the user through the interactive device, (d) generating a corresponding change to the profile to be shown in the interactive device, wherein when the request is not fulfilled, a negative effect is generated in the profile as the change of the profile, and when the request is substantially fulfilled, a positive effect is generated in the profile as the change of the profile, and (e) receiving feedback from the peers through the communication network in response to the change of the profile.12-27-2012
20130017517METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LEAVING MESSAGES FOR PASSED LOVED ONESAANM SCIANNA; CARL ROYAACI LisleAAST ILAACO USAAGP SCIANNA; CARL ROY Lisle IL US - An apparatus and method for people to leave a message to a passed loved one includes a web site established to provide potential users with a description of the service available. The website may explain the website's owner, a therapist's credentials, and may explain the concept of providing closure with the methods and apparatus of the present invention. The website may provide information regarding a cost to the user. The website will direct the user to call a certain phone number to leave a message for their passed loved one.01-17-2013
20130017518Method of Permanently Removing Repeating Upsetting Emotions and Behaviors Associated with a Person, Persons, Events, and Situations - The present invention is a method to permanently remove repeating upsetting emotions and behaviors that are associated with a person, persons, events, and situations. This method is intended for use as an application with electronic devices in which instructions can be displayed to a user through a graphic user interface. The user performs an emotional transformation process by following the instructions which can be in the form of steps, processes, or imagination exercises. The emotional transformation process eliminates the repeating patterns that cause repeating upsetting emotions and replaces the upsetting emotions with positive emotions. The emotional transformation process takes place within the user's imagination in which feelings, thoughts, and emotions are formed into images within the imagination. The user is not required to input specific details about a troubling issue causing the upsetting emotions, nor is the user required to analyze the specific details and troubling issues.01-17-2013
20110159468Process And Apparatus For Anger And Behavior Management - A method is performed to manage a secondary emotion such as anger, allowing the user to choose their behavior in response to the primary emotion thereby managing their behavior. The user turns on a figurine which plays back a message which invites the user to complete the process. The user names and records on a note the primary emotion being experienced. Then, the user claims this primary emotion as being responsible for the anger and records this on the note. Then, the user deposits this note into a figurine that disposes the note. This last step, by disposing the note, symbolically releases the anger, which helps the user manage anger and reminds the user of their power to choose their response to feelings of anger. The apparatus comprises a figurine containing, in one embodiment, a voice module to play back a message and a paper shredder to dispose the note.06-30-2011
20130171596AUGMENTED REALITY NEUROLOGICAL EVALUATION METHOD - A system and method for neurological testing involves prompting a subject or user to engage in body and head movements, measuring physical response, and then using the measured response to evaluate the neurological condition of the subject. The subject may wear a head-mounted display, for example, to aid in prompting the head and/or body movements. The subject may be prompted to engage in movements simulating a real-world task, such as a sports-specific activity. Results may be compared with those of a baseline test. The evaluation may be used to aid in determining if the user or subject can return to the task, for example to return to activity in a sport during which the user sustained a possible neurological injury.07-04-2013
20130183646BIOMETRIC SENSING AND PROCESSING APPARATUS FOR MOBILE GAMING, EDUCATION, AND WELLNESS APPLICATIONS - An apparatus for interoperably utilizing multiple biosensor data obtained from a finger of the user. A biometric sensor board is retained in a housing adapted for retaining a finger of the user and maintaining multiple sensors in contact with the skin thereof. Implementations are described for fingertip and ring mounted sensor boards. In one implementation, these sensors can be sensors electrodermal response (EDR), or photoplethysmograph (PPG) signals, or temperature, or acceleration in three axes, and combinations thereof. The biometric sensor board registers and processes the signals from the sensors and communicates them to a mobile device which interoperably utilizes multiple sensor information to determine aspects of user emotional state within an application to generate results which are displayed on the mobile device.07-18-2013
20080220401THERAPEUTIC TOOL AND METHOD FOR USE THEREOF - A therapeutic tool for use with a patient in psychotherapy is provided, the tool includes a central gyroscopic element, a plurality of concentric rings extending around the central gyroscopic element, and a plurality of outer elements removably disposed on the rings and configured to be movable around the rings, wherein the rings are pivotally associated with the gyroscopic ball, and wherein the gyroscopic element is configured to represent a seeing self of the patient and the rings are configured to represent a plurality of subpersonalities of the patient.09-11-2008
20080220400Method, Apparatus, And Computer Program Product For Stochastic Psycho-Physiological Assessment Of Attentional Impairments - A method, apparatus, and computer program product that provides, among other things, a procedure for the enhanced assessment of attention-related impairments of individuals. Further, the method, apparatus, and computer program product enhances existing assessment instruments by providing a way to reduce diagnostic error through the combining of the results of disparate assessment instruments. Potential users of this product will be any person or organization that diagnoses or treats persons with attentional or cognitive impairments. The method can be used for initial screening and diagnosis of disorders associated with impaired attention, such as ADHD, as well as for treatment and evaluation of the effects of treatments, such as medication or additional therapies.09-11-2008
20130177883Systems and Methods for Directing Brain Activity - Methods and devices are provided for monitoring and manipulating a person's brainwaves to achieve a desired mental state. A method of improving a student's test-taking ability includes analyzing EEG data to determine a student's focus level during an exam and providing a suggestion to the student for improving the student's focus level. A method of manipulating brain activity includes measuring a listener's brainwave frequency and providing binaural beats to the listener to guide the listener to a desired mental state. The binaural beats may be incorporated into music in such a way that they may not be distinguished over the music. A portable apparatus includes EEG electrodes connected to earphones with malleable wire that facilitates preferential placement and stability on a user's scalp.07-11-2013
20130143186METHOD FOR TEACHING SOCIAL BEHAVIOR - A method for teaching social behavior to students comprises the steps of identifying rules of conduct, establishing positive consequences for obeying the rules of conduct and establishing negative consequences for disobeying the rules of conduct, teaching the students the rules of conduct and the consequences for obeying and disobeying the rules of conduct, tracking and recording on a periodic basis the conduct of students in disobeying the rules of conduct, establishing a grading scale and assigning to the students a grade based on their conduct and the grading scale, monitoring over time the changes to the grade, conducting behavior class for the students, and re-evaluating the grading scale based on the grade made by the students over time.06-06-2013
20130143185DETERMINING USER EMOTIONAL STATE - An emotional state of a user of a computing device may be determined. For example, the user's emotional state may be determined based on a predicted or expected impact of a content item or object on the user's emotional state.06-06-2013
20130095457Method for cognitive detection of deception - A method for cognitive appraisal uses a process that an interested party can use in order to attain indirect information about the goals, inclinations, or attitudes of a target person. Demographic parameters of the evaluated subject are entered into an INTERNET-enabled computer. The subject views a fixation point first and second images, a targeted stimulus, and evaluation stimuli. Based upon the subject's reaction to the evaluation stimuli, the subject is evaluated.04-18-2013
20130130214BEHAVIOR CHARACTERISTIC EXTRACTION DEVICE, A BEHAVIOR CHARACTERISTIC EXTRACTION SYSTEM, A BEHAVIOR CHARACTERISTIC EXTRACTION METHOD AND A BEHAVIOR CHARACTERISTIC EXTRACTION PROGRAM - A behavior pattern storing unit stores stay point information for a plurality of stay points including a stay point of a first behavior base type corresponding to a first behavior type and a stay point of a second behavior base type corresponding to a second behavior type, a behavior characteristic extraction unit extracts days on which a stay at a stay point of the first behavior base type was performed as a day regarding the first behavior type by referring the stay point information, calculates, if a stay at an other stay point different from the stay points of the first and the second behavior base type was performed on days regarding the first behavior type, a stay frequency at the stay point of the first behavior base type during the same time zone as the stay at the other stay point, for the days regarding the first behavior type.05-23-2013
20130130213ACTIVITY MONITOR AND ANALYZER WITH VOICE DIRECTION FOR EXERCISE - A system is disclosed for monitoring and analyzing activity of a subject. The system includes a condition setting unit for setting a schedule for the subject in association with a clock, a voice recording and play-back unit for recording a set of personalized messages for the subject, and a motion detection unit for monitoring, in association with the clock, whether an expected activity has occurred. The voice recording and play-back unit plays one of the set of personalized messages responsive to whether the expected activity has occurred.05-23-2013
20080199838System and Method For Facilitating Responsible Behaviour08-21-2008
20110223570Goal achievement game & method - A theme-based goal achievement game for modifying a student's themed behavior in cooperation with teacher input at both home, for example, a parent, and at school, for example, a traditional teacher or behaviorist, includes a theme-based gameboard for display in the student's home configured on a front side with a contiguous theme-based path, said path comprising a plurality of positions representative of completion of theme-defined tasks, the positions including a start position, a finish position and interim reward positions therebetween. A place marker for marking the student's instant position reflects the student's cumulative progress traversing the theme-based path and a set of instructions for educating both the home and the school teacher on the themed behavior, including instructions for supporting the student to modify his/her themed behavior in cooperation with the theme-based gameboard. The student is presented with pre-defined theme-based goals by the home or school teacher, progress towards completion of which corresponds to path positions on the gameboard including interim achievement reward positions and reflects behavioral modification.09-15-2011
20130203027Adaptive Set Discrimination Procedure - The present disclosure relates to methods and tools to enhance cognition in an individual. The methods involve presenting to the individual multiple sets of stimuli (e.g. two or more sets). Each set of the multiple sets contains two or more background stimuli. Out of the multiple sets presented to the individual, at least one set also contains at least one anomalous stimulus and such set is referred to as the target set. The method then receives an input from the individual that has been instructed to respond to the anomalous stimulus in the target set.08-08-2013
20130203028COORDINATION AND CONTROL TEST DEVICE - A device measuring the control of the individual on the hand and eye coordination and the control of the individual on the hand and arm muscles during the response the individual gives after he/she senses the stimulus visually, in the area of measurement and evaluation of the psychomotor and cognitive processes.08-08-2013
20130137072TEST AND METHOD FOR DETECTION OF EXCESSIVE FATIGABILITY AS INDICATOR OF SUBCLINICAL DEPRESSION OR PREDICTOR OF UPCOMING DEPRESSION - A test or system for detection of increased/excessive fatigability and as a screening tool for on- or up-coming depression, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Fatigue is dissected into components including general feelings, activity, and emotions, each expressed through sets or pairs of opposite feelings. Between the opposite feelings there is a scale, from which the person will select the most applicable point that best reflects the person's present feelings. The scale is scored, and based on the score it is determined whether to perform the test again, or to evaluate for depression. If the test is performed again, need for further evaluation is determined from that score.05-30-2013
20130149683SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SYMPTOM BASED REPORTING - The present invention provides a computer-assisted process for receiving cognitive behavior data for use in a therapy, the computer-assisted process comprises the steps of: (a) providing at least one mobile device to a patient, wherein the at least one mobile device is functionally connected to a central repository; (b) capturing and storing, in the central repository, via an interface on the at least one mobile device, the cognitive behavior data of the patient, thereby enabling remote and impromptu receipt of the data without delay; (c) retrieving the cognitive behavior data of the patient from the central repository; (d) reviewing the cognitive behavior data by the health care provider as part of the therapy to produce a review; and (e) having the health care provider prescribe treatment based on the review.06-13-2013
20110275040MULTIFUNCTIONAL EDUCATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT APPARATUS - Aspects describe a multifunctional apparatus that provides both educational and entertainment value. The multifunctional apparatus can be a meal plate that comprises a stationary base unit that contains a motor that rotates a platform on which the meal plate is attached. Stationary base unit can also cause the meal plate to vibrate. Stationary base unit comprises means for producing audio output communication and/or visual signals. Controls can be operated through interaction with stationary base unit and/or a remote control device. The meal plate can be interchangeable, wherein a multitude of meal plates can be utilized with a single stationary base unit. The multifunctional apparatus can utilize technology that can synchronize an object, such as a meal plate, with the base.11-10-2011
20130101970SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USING PSYCHOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE PATTERN INFORMATION FOR MATCHING WITH TARGET INFORMATION - A computer-implemented system for creating a classification significance pattern for end users, and enabling end users to use their classification significance pattern to conduct custom searches for target information, such as books, other textual content, information about products, services, and jobs, as well as enabling third parties, such as vendors and potential employers, to target their advertisements to groups of users meeting a certain classification. A classification significance pattern is created by having a user take a psychological test, for example, that includes a personality test, a design taste test, a recreation/travel test, a life satisfaction test, an interactive game module, or a career/job test, and having the system automatically score such test and classifying the user based on a defined abstract classification.04-25-2013
20100316982TIME-OUT DEVICE - A child time-out device (12-16-2010
20130122474METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR VERIFYING AND DETERMINING ACCEPTABILITY OF UNVERIFIED SURVEY ITEMS - A computer implemented method for determining acceptability of an unverified survey item can include outputting interactive displays comprising a survey. The survey can include a verified quantitative item for measuring respondent positions along a continuum for a first trait, and the verified quantitative item can include a prompt and a plurality of quantitative response choices. The survey can include an unverified non-quantitative item for measuring respondent positions along the continuum for the first trait, and the unverified non-quantitative item can include a prompt and a plurality of non-quantitative response choices. A plurality of responses to the verified quantitative item and the plurality of unverified non-quantitative items can be received from a plurality of users. Psychometric acceptability of the unverified non-quantitative item can be assessed based at least in part on the plurality of responses to the unverified non-quantitative item relative to the plurality of responses to the verified quantitative item.05-16-2013
20130189659Appraisal Process Framework for Scrum Projects - A method for computing appraisal information concerning an individual which comprises receiving, by a server, questionnaire responses evaluating the individual from a plurality of client devices, the questionnaire responses including (i) self evaluation responses, by the individual, to a plurality of questions and (ii) peer evaluation responses, by peers of the individual, to the plurality of questions; computing appraisal information from the questionnaire responses, by: (i) for each question, computing an aggregate peer evaluation from peer evaluation responses corresponding to that question; and (ii) for each question, computing a metric indicative of a discrepancy between a self perception of the individual's performance as indicated in the self evaluation response corresponding to that question and a peer perception of the individual's performance as indicated in the aggregate peer evaluation corresponding to that question, the appraisal information including the computed metric.07-25-2013
20130189660METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ASSESSING AND DEVELOPING THE MENTAL ACUITY AND BEHAVIOR OF A PERSON - Methods and systems for assessing and developing the mental acuity and behavior of a person are provided. A method of assessing mental acuity and character can include using a computer system to executing user interactive exercises involving the use of at least one of visual acuity skills, operational thinking skills and behavioral skills of the user. During execution of each user interactive exercise, the computer system can receive user inputs including body movement of a user and touch interaction between the user and a user interface in communication with the computer system. The computer system can measure and record performance data related to the timing and accuracy of the user inputs in each user interactive exercise. The computer system can processes the performance data to generate scores in assessment categories that provide measurements of at least one of the visual acuity skills, operational thinking skills and behavioral skills of the user. Computer systems and memory devices for implementing the disclosed methods are also disclosed.07-25-2013
20120021391NEUROCOGNITIVE AND PSYCHOMOTOR PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT AND REHABILITATION SYSTEM - A file system storing an executive program and a plurality of modules such that when the executive program is executed by a processor the executive program controls the plurality of modules. The modules include a plurality of test modules for executing a specific individual test to test a cognitive attribute of a user; a plurality of test batteries having one or more specified test modules, at least one registration module for registering each of the plurality of users; a plurality of interpretive modules for interpreting results of the test batteries; and at least one report module for immediately generating a cognitive status report for reporting the test battery results as determined by the plurality of interpretive modules.01-26-2012
20120028230TEACHING METHOD AND SYSTEM - The invention relates to a system and method for enhancing the identification of soft-skill, self-awareness, self-esteem and confidence learning needs, the development of and monitoring of improvement in self-awareness, self-esteem and confidence attributes. A method comprises establishing a baseline measurement of self-awareness, self-esteem and confidence attributes in the individual by presenting the individual a series of self-awareness, self-esteem and confidence specific questions or statements requiring multiple choice or graded responses and recording the responses; identifying from the baseline measurement specific self-awareness, self-esteem and confidence attributes in need of improvement; optionally communicating the specific self-awareness, self-esteem and confidence attribute improvement needs identified to the individual or a teacher or coach thereto; providing to and/or facilitating the individual one or a plurality of self-awareness, self-esteem and confidence raising exercises or learning modules designed to address the self-awareness, self-esteem and confidence attribute improvement needs of the individual; establishing a revised measurement of self-awareness, self-esteem and confidence attributes in the individual by presenting the individual a series of self-awareness, self-esteem and confidence specific questions or statements requiring multiple choice or graded responses and recording the responses; and comparing the revised measurement with the baseline measurement and reporting any change.02-02-2012
20130196297INTERACTIVE SHOPPING - HEALTH & WELLNESS - Various aspects are directed to providing health and wellness guidance and support both in social settings and through other on-line platforms. The on-line platforms can integrate health and wellness goal definition, activity tracking, grocery shopping, pharmacy shopping, and general merchandise purchasing to provide advice and alternative recommendations during any purchase activity. Recommendations and advise can include on-line visual display components. For example, a user avatar display can be configured to reflect health and wellness activity of the user. The user avatar can be configured to display a current health and wellness state for the user. The avatar can be modified over time to reflect changes in the health and wellness state for the user, based on the user's goal performance. Further, the visual display component can be shared over various social networks to promote improvement in health and wellness both individually and among social groups.08-01-2013
20130196298SYSTEM AND METHOD TO PROMOTE PHYSICAL EXERCISE - A computer-implemented method to provide a physical activity challenge with an accompanying reward for completing the challenge is provided. Data describing the challenge relating to at least one physical activity is received. Data describing at least one reward for completing the challenge is received. Progress of the challenge is tracked. The tracked progress is analyzed to determine whether the challenge is completed. Upon determining the challenge is completed, the reward is delivered.08-01-2013
20100055655Computerized Systems and Methods for Self-Awareness and Interpersonal Relationship Skill Training and Development for Improving Organizational Efficiency - A computerized training system and methods are provided for training an individual in self-evaluation and to interact with a partner. The training system and methods comprise an intelligence assessor to identify an intelligence makeup of the individual by scoring a completed intelligence questionnaire. Intelligences include Logic, Emotion and Intuition. An asset assessor assesses the strength of Three Assets of the individual by scoring a completed asset questionnaire. Assets include a Technical, a Psychological, and a Relational asset. A perception assayer identifies a dominant Perceptual Orientation of the individual by cross referencing the intelligence makeup with the viewpoint of the individual. An aggregator collects the profile information of the individual to generate an innate profile report and a self-insight report of the individual. A facilitator aids in exploring the insight report. A synchronizer may synchronize the individual with a partner by forming a dyad between the individual and the partner. A trainer may also train the individual to resolve conflicts with the partner.03-04-2010
20130209977Performance Assessment Tool - Embodiments of the invention relate to cognitive performance and/or psychological assessment of a subject. Measurement of behavioral status and cognitive efficiency is based upon batteries of tests that include a combination of cognitive and/or psychological tests. A module is provided with a processing unit in communication with memory to administer the cognitive and/or psychological tests and to compute an assessment. Results of the assessment are conveyed on a visual display of the module. In some cases, additional sensor data may be added to the assessment.08-15-2013

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