Project:EVO by Akili Interactive labs is video game designed to identify signs of Alzheimer and track development of disease.
From Re/code‘s article – Brainteaser: Can an iPad Game Detect Alzheimer’s?
Pfizer, the pharmaceutical giant, has struck a deal with therapeutic game developer Akili Interactive Labs to test whether Project:EVO, which runs on iPhones and iPads, can discern cognitive differences in healthy older adults at risk of developing the disease. The agreement will be announced Thursday morning.
Researchers at the Gazzaley Lab at the University of California, San Francisco first developed the underlying mechanics in Project:EVO for NeuroRacer, a video game that required players to steer around a track while shooting down road signs. A Nature study found that the multitasking strains of the challenges actually improved working memory and sustained focus among the elderly — and that the cognitive gains persisted for months.
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