From: Space Foundation
Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2019
Much of the technology we use daily was originally developed for space exploration and later adapted to benefit our lives on Earth. The Space Foundation’s Space Certiﬁcation Program awards a "seal of approval" to companies whose products and services can demonstrate a viable link to the space program, such as home insulation, air and water filtration systems, plant nutrition, robotics, and medical technologies. The seal can also be awarded to companies who promote or create interest in space-related topics, such as children’s book series, traveling planetariums, high-school curriculum, and space themed music.
The most recent company to become a Space Certification partner for its space-based technology is Narbis. This Pennsylvania-based company developed Narbis smart glasses to aid learning and concentration.
Narbis uses a NASA-developed algorithm to improve attention. NASA Patent #5,377,100, invented by NASA Senior Research Scientist Dr. Alan Pope, who is also on the Narbis advisory board and ongoing consultant for Narbis.
The NASA-patented algorithm utilized by Narbis smart glasses employs three sensors — one behind each ear and one at the top of the head -— to track relaxation, distraction, and focus. When the wearer is reading, working on a computer, or doing homework, and the glasses detect that attention is waning, the glasses alert the user by changing tint so they can get back on task.
See all of the Space Certified technologies on the Space Foundation website at www.SpaceFoundation.org
Leveraging the Narbis team's previous success with an official NASA spin-off company developing products to help people practice staying focused, Narbis was founded in 2013 to continue developing ways to encourage people to practice their attention performance. Narbis has developed a convenient, at-home, easy-to-use training device designed to help individuals work on focus and concentration habits in daily activities.
The parent company, Domenic Greco Ventures, Corp., was named after Narbis founder Devon Greco's father, Dr. Domenic Greco, a leading clinical psychologist. Sadly, Dr. Greco was diagnosed with ALS in 2009. Alongside his youngest son, Devon, he continued to work throughout his illness on innovation in the area of easy to use neurofeedback systems for individuals. Narbis was conceived by Devon before Dr. Greco's premature death in 2013. He continues to be an inspiration to the work and innovation behind Narbis. Learn more by visiting https://narbis.com/
About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and the world’s premier organization to inspire, educate, connect, and advocate on behalf of the global space community. It is a leader in space awareness activities, educational programs, and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium. Space Foundation headquarters is in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, and has a public Discovery Center, including El Pomar Space Gallery, Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere®, and the Lockheed Martin Space Education Center. The Space Foundation has a Washington, D.C., office, as well as field representatives in Houston and on the Florida Space Coast. It publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity, and through its Space Certification™ and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, recognizes space-based innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit both websites — www.SpaceFoundation.org and DiscoverSpace.org — and follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
Space Foundation contact:
Carol Hively, Director - Public Relations & Team Communications
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