Next: Is it a videogame, or an FDA-approved medical treatment?



Play This Video Game and Call Me in the Morn­ing (KQED):

The brain net­work that con­trols mul­ti­task­ing con­nects with net­works that con­trol mem­o­ry and atten­tion span. So by play­ing the game, some sci­en­tists believe you can improve cog­ni­tive skills, and by exten­sion, relieve a range of symp­toms asso­ci­at­ed with atten­tion deficit dis­or­der, and oth­er conditions…

While most start-ups have opt­ed to mar­ket and sell their mobile weight loss games and dia­betes track­ers direct­ly to con­sumers, Akili has decid­ed to pur­sue the long, expen­sive, risky path of clin­i­cal tri­als through the Food and Drug Admin­is­tra­tion. If suc­cess­ful, their game would be the first to be approved for med­ical use by the FDA…

There will def­i­nite­ly come a time when games are part of the over­all treat­ment plan,” says Willis Gee, Direc­tor of IT Strat­e­gy and Inno­va­tion at Cigna.”

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