This article reports on a series of focus group studies carried out at the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland. The aim was to identify the key motivational factors influencing seniors’ engagement with mobile brain training technology in order to inform the design of a brain training tool which is acceptable / enjoyable to target users.
The result is an iPhone application named ‘Brain Jog’ which can be downloaded from here for free. The application is being used for a further study to better understand what constitutes an enjoyable brain training game experience for seniors and is the first step in a larger study which will investigate how effective ‘brain training’ apps can be in preventing cognitive decline / dementia. Users over the age of 50 are encouraged to download the free app and take part.
Now more about the present study. Thirty-four participants aged 50+ took part in four focus groups lasting approximately 2 hours each. [Read more…] about Brain Training Games for Seniors: Looking for the best brain training app