For Investors - Possible Intellectual Property
In terms of actual content the various generations of the Chen Family and many others who are spreading the practices across Planet Earth are to be commended. In our case, there are at least fourteen sets or forms from Chen Family Tai Chi Chuan that will be taught in addition to nine sets from the International Health Qigong Association.

1. The six Tai Chi tools that are taught are NOT typically included in many or perhaps even any martial arts. There are manifestly what can be called transmission errors where exercises featuring the various tools have been lost, assigned to the incorrect tool or performed incorrectly. A book and accompanying videos are in progress.

2. A second uncommon aspect is the assignment of individual homework. This extension of classroom education is sometimes, but not always, seen in the training of collegiate martial arts students in China. Student assignments are based on individual genotypes and health and are stored by our SAITO application software, but there is no (zero) plan to publish general advice. 

3. Currently, a wrist is the preferred location for biosensors to measure heart beat, blood pressure and body temperature. There have been expectations of a non-invasive blood glucose sensor for years. For our purposes the mode can be described as a reduced function smart watch that does not tell time, but does transmit the sensor measurements. The primary role of such a device is to provide early warning of seizures, tachycardia and overheating in hopes that aides can lessen the impact of or completely pre-empt such events. Professional opinion is divided about whether such a device will be tolerated by hypersensitive students and about whether temperature measured on a wrist has any relationship to pain elsewhere in the body or to conditions like vertigo, nausea or migraine headaches. In the event that there is a reluctant recognition that commercially available devices (such as FitBit or AppleWatch, for example) are not adequate, patent research in this area will likely be necessary.

4. Recent research at Harvard asserts that head sway, especially during intervals such as sitting or standing meditation when the head is supposed to be relatively motionless, is a significant predictor of falls and injuries. This would likely call for an accelerometer mounted in or on a visor or cap. Whether such an arrangement will be tolerated by hypersensitive students remains to be seen. As with wrist-based biosensors, it would be disappointing to discover that some vague patent in this area limits the ability to help those students in need.

5. The idea of mounting pressure sensors in a mat to be used on a chair seat or on the floor
(or both) during sitting or standing meditation is under active consideration.

6. Until recently it was believed that there was no need to embed any sensors in shoes because foot location could be calculated from sensors on the lower leg. However, limited samplings have clearly established that temperature sensors mounted in a shoe insert will be able to measure pain in the soles of the feet. How widespread such chronic pain is remains to be determined.
 
7. The use of smart garments will include mounting multiple location sensors in a traditional Taoist shawl known as a pi sha. In a manner similar to the discovery of pain in the feet, limited samplings have clearly established that temperature sensors mounted in a pair of sports armsleeves will be able to measure pain in the forearms. How widespread such chronic pain is remains to be determined.

8. We have abandoned work on correlating facial expressions with emotions.

9. Our HERON software is intended to allow students and their families to record meals, sleep, behavior, medications and other significant events. This data is sent to our SAITO application so that parents and physicians can make informed quantitative decisions - if the Tai Chi scores went up the logistical change was correct. HERON is currently 50 Windows forms and about 18,000 lines of code. It will likely need to be ported to Android and Apple platforms. Whether more protection that copyright should be sought is a subject of interest.

10. Our SAITO software is an order of magnitude larger than HERON. Among the rather novel features of SAITO are comparing scores among students by genotype and implicitly mapping metabolic pathways. This means that instead of contrasting the velocities of learning of two students in the autism disability category, searching for similarity is done at the gene or even mutation level. For example, it can make a significant difference which mutation of the ADNP gene, which causes Van Der Aa-Helmsmoortel Syndrome, one has. Or how many trinucleotide  repeats are in the HTT gene that causes Huntington's Disease. Similarly, it is conjectured that a gene like MME, which is thought to regulate other genes, should cause similar velocities of learning for students with spinocerebellar ataxia type 43 and Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 2T (axonal).

11. Various martial arts and styles advocate different Iron Palm training regimes. Most such regimes use one or more liniments with Dit Da Jow (probably best translated as 'hit wine medicine') being very common. There was a famous lawsuit years ago in San Francisco that established that Dit Da Jow is a generic term somewhat akin to maple syrup. Today in the US alone there are easily 80 different ingredients involved in various commercially available Dit Da Jow recipes. One can buy ready to use Dit Da Jows, packaged ingredients (add cheap vodka and
let steep a few months) or assemble one's own ingredients. Generally soaking or applying liniments like Dit Da Jow involves only the hands. While there is no intention to teach Iron Palm it has been observed that in several types of cerebral palsy and in several types of arthrogryposis there is chronic pain in the forearms, wrists and feet. It is conjectured Dit Da Jow
might be helpful. This suggests the possibility of a custom formulation.
 
12. Our stylized wolf's paw should be trademarked
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