Driving as Next Brain Fitness Application?Ã‚Â
Last month, at the MIT/ SmartSilvers event where we presented our Brain Fitness Market Report, we discussed what specific applications, beyond the current emphasis on healthy aging, might take computerized cognitive training to a new level.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â
Assessing and improving driving skills would beÃ‚Â a top candidate, given both the well-defined nature of the need and the appearance of programs with growing evidence (bothÃ‚Â scientific and real-world) behind.
The New York Times Asks…Ã‚Â
Along these lines, the New York Times just publishedÃ‚Â this article: Are You a Good Driver? Here’s How to Find Out. A few quotes:
- “COULD a video game make you a better driver? More important, could computer software prevent teenagers from making fatal mistakes or even weed out older drivers whose debilities make them crash-prone?”