Home / Learn More

How Cognitive Boost Technology™ Works

The proprietary Cognitive Boost Technology™ neuro-tech pattern is embedded inside every eSmartr Sleev.  Using Tactile Stimulation, this pattern activates receptors in the skin that encode a matrix of neuro-signals which are sent through somatosensory pathways from the forearm to the brain. These neuro-signals trigger a neuro-response that may result in enhanced cognitive function of the relevant neural networks. 
Neuro-signal path
Brain Scan
At eSmartr, we've worked with neuroscience leaders at The Applied Neuroscience Research Institute to test, record and validate the positive results of Cognitive Boost Technology.  Using a combination of FDA cleared 19-channel QEEG headsets and NeuroGuide™ clinical brain mapping software, the gold standard used by the the military, universities and medical institutions worldwide, 20 subjects were observed with and without the eSmartr Sleev.  Through a variety of brain scans, we are able to document incredible results after wearing the technology for only a 20 minute time period.

See the clinical white paper studies from Dr. Robert W. Thatcher, Ph.D. and The Applied Neuroscience Research Institute here.
eSmartr Sleev
Cognitive Boost Technology is beyond disruptive with an opportunity to provide optimal neural performance and elevate the mind's natural ability. Users may see improved concentration, memory and information processing with a natural, safe solution.

The CBT Neuro-Pathway



Sensory Information is activated and encoded by Mechanoreceptor Neurons.

Receptors have an integrative relationship in coding sensory information as described by theories of “Sparse Coding" and “Population Coding". Using Tactile Stimulation, Cognitive Boost Technology activates an encoded neuro-signal from nerve receptors on the forearm. 



Sensory Information is filtered at the AP of the Brainstem, filtering noise from actionable information.

Actionable information is directed to related areas such as Entorhinal Cortex and then Hippocampus and Cerebral Cortex. 



Entorhinal Cortex helps regulate and decode processes related to Hippocampus and Cerebral Cortex.

The “code” from Cognitive Boost Technology may aid in regulating the functions of these designated areas - specifically Executive Function, Attention, Memory and Information Flow. 

Executive Function

Executive Function is a complex set of cognitive skills that enables a person to engage in an activity and see it through to completion.  The three main areas of Executive Function include Working Memory, Cognitive Flexibility and Inhibitory Self-Control.  With Cognitive Boost Technology, you can optimize performance in all of these areas leading to improved learning from an educational standpoint as well as performance in gaming.

Attention Network

Attention is defined as the active direction of the mind to an object. The Attention Network encompasses more than 20 sites within the cortex. What this means is whether it is a student in class, someone tasked with project work or someone playing their favorite game, by optimizing performance in the Attention Network with Cognitive Boost Technology, they can stay focused on a task longer with a heightened ability to ignore distractions and without fatigue. This leads to improved productivity and results.

Memory Network

Working Memory refers to the ability to encode, maintain and manipulate multiple pieces of information for a short period of time in a changing environment. The effects of positively impacting the neural networks and related brain waves of Working Memory is really the fountain of youth. The possibilities for helping people of all ages with Cognitive Boost Technology are limitless.

Information Flow

Effective connectivity is what we are talking about when we reference Information Flow. This measures the direction and magnitude of the flow of collected data traveling between two locations. Recent research shows that enhanced Information Flow actually correlates to higher IQ. This is a game changer for education, learning, gaming and sports. Imagine, wearing the Sleev you are actually able to reach your true cognitive potential without drugs and without electricity.

Scientifically Proven Technology

Don’t just take our word for it.  See eSmartr’s clinical white paper studies from Dr. Robert W. Thatcher, Ph.D. and The Applied Neuroscience Research Institute.


Browse through the growing number of published studies, white papers and abstracts, which are all foundational to efficacy of eSmartr’s Cognitive Boost Technology™.

Intelligence and eeg measures of information flow: efficiency and homeostatic neuroplasticity 

Thatcher, R.W. et al.

Scientific Reports volume6, Article number: 38890 (2016)

Information Processing in Neural Networks

James J.Knierim

From Molecules to Networks (Third Edition)

An Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

2014, Pages 563-589

The effects of cognitive load on attention control in subclinical anxiety and generalised anxiety disorder

Najmi S, Amir N, Frosio KE, Ayers C.

Cognition & Emotion, 2014;29(7):1210-23.

EEG and intelligence: Relations between EEG coherence, EEG phase delay and power

Thatcher, R.W. et al.

Clinical Neurophysiology , Volume 116 , Issue 9 , 2129 - 2141

Encoding of Tactile Stimuli by Mechanoreceptors and Interneurons of the Medicinal Leech

Kretzberg Jet al.

Frontiers of  Physiology, 2016;7:506

Effects of cognitive load on the amount and temporal structure of postural sway variability in stroke survivors

Hajar Mehdizadeh et al.

Exp Brain Res, (2018) 236: 285. 

The Relation Between Memory Improvement and QEEG Changes in Three Clinical Groups as a Result of EEG Biofeedback Treatment
Kirtley E. Thornton PhD

Journal of Neurotherapy,17:2, 116-131

A Reconsideration of Cognitive Load Theory

Wolfgang Schnotz &Christian Kürschner

Educational Psychology Review 19(4):469-508

Neural Coding of Tactile Decisions in the Human Prefrontal Cortex

Burkhard Pleger et al.

Journal of Neuroscience, 29 November 2006, 26 (48) 12596-12601;