dementia

By Dave Muoio February 19, 2018
Virtual reality and mobile app-enabled caregiver screening were among the winners of the Caregiving for Dementia Innovation Challenge, a recently concluded contest run by AARP Services, Inc. (ASI) and UnitedHealthcare. After receiving 254 contest entries, participants attended three in-person events run by design challenge company OpenIDEO in which they fine-tuned a product designed to support...
By Heather Mack December 2, 2016
UK-based roadtohealth, which makes a health improvement app called Quealth, has announced it has completed a clinical validation study of the dementia risk assessment tool within the app. Quealth, which is free and available on both iOS and Android, guides users through lifestyle modification behaviors to reduce the risk of five major non-communicable but sometimes preventable diseases: type 2...
By Heather Mack October 27, 2016
Houston-based concussion management system BrainCheck has raised $3 million in seed funding from undisclosed investors to expand its mobile neurocognitive assessment app in two markets. The plan is to deploy the use of BrainCheck to screen for concussions in athletes as well as expand into the senior adult market, where the technology could be adapted to screen for dementia. BrainCheck, which was...
By Aditi Pai May 4, 2016
Deutsche Telekom has launched a mobile game, called Sea Hero Quest, designed to help researchers improve their understanding of spacial navigation. The app was built in partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK, a charity, University College London, the University of East Anglia, and game developers Glitchers. A loss of spacial navigation is one of the first symptoms of dementia, but according to...
By Aditi Pai August 19, 2013
Last month, the CJE Senior Life (formerly Council for Jewish Elderly) and The Art Institute of Chicago launched an iPad app, Art in the Moment, to encourage conversation and engagement in older adults with cognitive disabilities. The app is an extension of their existing joint program, Art in the Moment. In 2008, NYU Center of Excellence for Brain Aging and Dementia released an evidence-based...
By Brian Dolan April 20, 2010
Cleveland Clinic optimizes website for mobile: The Cleveland Clinic has launched a mobile version of its website that will allow smartphone users to search for doctors and access general information about the hospital, according to a report over at MedCity News. The clinic's new mobile site is m.ClevelandClinic.org. According to data analytics firm Experian Hitwise, Cleveland Clinic's website has...

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