Scottsdale, Arizona-based Magellan Health announced today that it has launched a pilot of Boston Children’s Hospital spin-out Neuromotion Labs’ Mightier, a biofeedback video game platform designed to help children regulate their emotions.
Since June 22, the managed care company has begun supplying members with autism or other behavioral health conditions a Mightier tablet carrying 25 games that require the player’s focus. This is paired with a heart rate-monitor wearable that monitors members’ natural reaction to stress, and adjusts the game to become more difficult, thereby encouraging children to manage their emotions to find success in the game … The pilot is slated to run for six months, and will provide the Mightier program to 100 children, a representative told MobiHealthNews.
About the partnership:
Magellan Health Announces Pilot with Mightier (press release):
“Children are increasingly being diagnosed with behavioral health disorders and the impact is felt by the entire family,” said Matthew Miller, senior vice president, behavioral health, Magellan Healthcare. “We are proud to launch this pilot with Mightier as a cost effective, outcomes-based treatment. By teaching children how to navigate daily challenges through visual technology they learn how to cope and properly manage their stress in a meaningful and fun way.”
Developed at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, the Mightier program pairs video games with clinically validated emotion calming skills to help kids learn through play. In addition to the video game platform, caregivers are supported with a personalized dashboard to track progress, access to the Mightier Parent community, and 1–1 coaching with a licensed, master’s level clinician to tailor the program to their individual family needs.
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