One Good Thing Leads To Another.
The story of BrainBeat actually goes all the way back to 1992 when James Cassily, a record producer and engineer, created a device to help musicians with timing and rhythm. Surprisingly, the device also proved to have positive effects on people’s focus and coordination skills. Cassily shared his results with Dr. Stanley Greenspan, a leading child psychiatrist, author and director at the National Institute of Mental Health, whose insights into childhood development complemented Cassily’s theories about sequentially timed learning. Together, they worked on refining the device’s capabilities and eventually named it Interactive Metronome® (IM).
After nearly a decade of research,
IM was launched in 1999 as a tool for health professionals to help people focus better. In 2001, IM expanded its reach to more mainstream applications for sports and academic performance—eventually being used by more than 20,000 health providers and educators.
Dr. Stanley Greenspan