TouchPoints Creator Dr. Amy Serin Wins Brainnovations Pitch Contest

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Online Summit Aimed at Harnessing Brain Research and Technologies Recognizes Arizona Wearable Tech Startup

TouchPoints are non-invasive, wearable devices that use patent-pending neuroscience technology to relieve stress and anxiety, improve focus, reduce cravings, improve performance, manage anger and more

Winning is such an honor because it solidifies our game-changing BLAST (bilateral alternating stimulation) technology as a top neuroscience based solution to lower stress and improve the human condition.

The TouchPoint Solution was named SharpBrains.com Brainnovations Pitch Contest winner for the Top Innovation to Boost Workplace Productivity and Resilience at the 2017 International Virtual Summit held on December 6. Scientists and entrepreneurs worldwide participated in the online summit aimed at combining neurological research and emerging technologies to help people thrive and live their best lives.

“Winning is such an honor because it solidifies our game-changing BLAST (bilateral alternating stimulation) technology as a top neuroscience based solution to lower stress and improve the human condition,” said Dr. Amy Serin.

Dr. Serin is a neuropsychologist and inventor of TouchPoints, the company’s wearable devices that lessen anxiety and are said to improve productivity and sleep due to a calming effect that can lower stress by 71 percent in as few as 30 seconds.

The TouchPoint Solution had 10 minutes to pitch their company’s products and mission, which were judged for novelty, scalability, research and intellectual property, impact and financial sustainability. Dr. Serin’s pitch won in the category of workplace productivity and resilience. The judges Included Charlie Hartwell, the operating partner at Bridge Builders Collaborative and Associate Vice President Health & Productivity at Nationwide Insurance Kathleen Herath.

“Although TouchPoints can be used to improve general stress, well-being and sleep, there is an enormous need to address workplace productivity because employee stress and lack of sleep cause performance problems and missed work, said Dr. Serin. “We see a huge opportunity for corporations to include TouchPoints in their wellness programs as a device that actually lowers the stress response instead of simply tracking data. We think if companies are going to spend money on wearables, they should demand more from them.”

The TouchPoint Solution will receive formal recognition, ten hours of consulting time from judges and SharpBrains staff, complimentary access to SharpBrains market report on pervasive neurotechnology, a profile in SharpBrains’ website and e-newsletter, and support in outreach to media, partners, clients and investors.

For more information about The TouchPoint Solution and TouchPoints, please visit http://www.ilovetouchpoints.com.

About TouchPoint Solution
Neuropsychologist Amy Serin, Ph.D., and child advocate Vicki Mayo founded The Touchpoint Solution in late 2015 with the mission of bringing relief to the millions of people who suffer from stress and anxiety. Over the last decade, Dr. Serin’s work in therapy and neuroscience led to the discovery that a component of successful PTSD treatment could be used as a stand-alone product for a range of individuals whose stress and intensities hamper performance, relaxation, sleep, and their ability to cope with sensory stimuli. Dr. Serin recognized that this method was too powerful to be confined to doctors' offices and partnered with long-time friend and entrepreneur Vicki Mayo to bring TouchPoints™ to the world. For more information, please visit http://www.ilovetouchpoints.com.

About SHARPBRAINS
SharpBrains is an independent market research firm tracking health and well-being applications of brain science, with special emphasis on non-invasive neurotechnology digital brain health assessments, diagnostics, therapeutics and educational/ wellness applications. The company maintains a biannual state-of-the market report series, produces an annual global and virtual professional conference, and maintains a consumer-facing guide, The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness. SharpBrains.com, the company's blog, is one of the most popular brain blogs, full of information, resources and also brain teasers for adults of any age.

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