1 in 3 people will suffer brain illness or injury in their lifetime.
Brain diseases and injuries cost society as much as $2 TRILLION per year in the US and EU.
Brain disorders and injuries cost society more than cancer and cardiovascular disease COMBINED.
1.7 MILLION Americans have Autism.
1.7 MILLION Americans suffer a Traumatic Brain Injury every year.
Approximately 1 million Americans suffer from Parkinson’s disease.
Over 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s Disease.
For every soldier killed in war in 2012, about 25 veterans took their own lives.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is one of the LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH AND DISABILITY in America.
By 2023, over 46 million American adults will suffer from a mental disorder.
53,000 Americans die every year due to Traumatic Brain Injury.
8 teenagers die EVERY DAY in the US from TBI.
Neurological disorders constitute 12% of total deaths globally each year.
There are 5 MILLION Americans living with TBI-related disabilities.
Mental disorders make up 35% of the cost of all non-communicable diseases worldwide.
5.3 MILLION Americans have lifelong disabilities due to Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
Direct and indirect cost of TBI is $76 BILLION per year in the US.
Nearly 8% of the US population suffers from POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS in their lifetime.
300,000 soldiers suffer TBI and/or PTS.
Women are about twice as likely as men to develop PTSD.
There is 1 military suicide per day in the US.
FOUR people commit suicide EVERY HOUR in the United States.
In the U.S., serious mental illness causes earnings loss of $193.2 billion annually.
90% of suicide victims have a TREATABLE MENTAL DISORDER.
Nearly 10% of people with SCHIZOPHRENIA commit suicide.
Number one sport per capita for traumatic brain injury is GIRLS SOCCER.
HALF A MILLION children under 14 go to the emergency room every year for TBI.
Funding for brain research from government and pharmaceutical companies is DECREASING EVERY YEAR.
Someone develops Alzheimer’s Disease EVERY 68 SECONDS.
Alzheimer’s Disease is the 6th LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH in US adults.
Traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability in children and young adults.
TBI patients are up to 5 times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease.
Medicaid and Medicare spend $130 BILLION per year on Alzheimer’s patients.
One in 10 high school athletes involved in contact sports sustain a concussion each year.
Over 400,000 Americans have Multiple Sclerosis.
An athlete who sustains a concussion is 5 times more likely to sustain a second concussion.
People with TBI are nearly twice as likely to report binge drinking.
The lowest rates of Multiple Sclerosis are in countries nearest to the EQUATOR.
20% of U.S. troops returning from combat tours show symptoms of PTSD or major depression.
DEPRESSION is the LEADING CAUSE of disease burden in the U.S.
Nearly 7% of American adults had a MAJOR DEPRESSIVE EPISODE in the past 12 months.
81.1 million people will be affected by dementia by 2040.
Over 2 MILLION Americans over the age of 18 suffer from BIPOLAR DISORDER.
About one in 10 individuals will have at least one epileptic seizure in their lifetime.
TBI victims are 50% more likely to suffer from depression.
Over 2 MILLION Americans have SCHIZOPHRENIA.
Among people with MS, physical disability contributes to a nearly 70% unemployment rate.
The annual medical cost of Schizophrenia in the US is OVER $32B.


Posted on November 4, 2012

Revolutionary micro devices use nanotechnology monitor and transmit biological signals.

Boston Workshop and Press Conference on November 8.

October 25, 2012, Boston-Seattle-Lausanne: ONE MIND for Research and Guardian Angels For Smarter Life (GA) have announced an alliance to design research projects in North America using the revolutionary GA Zero Power Biosensor and its potential for analysis, monitoring and treatment of major brain diseases. This strategic partnership will be a "Demonstrator" platform in GA’s bid for a €1Billion funding grant from the European Union’s “Future and Emerging Technologies” (FET).

ONE MIND and Guardian Angels will host a workshop (more info) and press conference at swissnex Boston (the Swiss Science and Technology Consulate in Boston) on November 8, 2012 to announce the details of the alliance. Participating in the press conference will be One Mind CEO General Pete Chiarelli (Ret.), Guardian Angels FSA Project Coordinator Prof. Adrian Ionescu, and One Mind Chief Science Officer Magali Haas.

Swiss-based Guardian Angels FSA is developing the Zero Power Biosensor, using low power nanoelectronics and nano/microsystems that harvest power rather than requiring batteries or power sources. One Mind, with its mission to accelerate the development of treatments and cures for all major brain disorders, will organize field trials and provide necessary medical guidance and feedback.

The press conference will take place on November 8, 2012, 1.30-2.30pm at swissnex Boston-Consulate of Switzerland, 420 Broadway - Cambridge MA 02138 (MAP).

“Our platform will create the ultimate smart device that will assist us from infancy to old age,” said Prof. Adrian Ionescu, co-project leader, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).

Magali Haas, Chief Science and Technology Officer for One Mind, stated “The promise of individualized medicine for devastating brain diseases will be hastened through this unique interdisciplinary partnership.”


ONE MIND for Research: www.1mind4research.org                  

GUARDIAN ANGELS: www.ga-project.eu