April 10, 2019
Cognoa, the maker of a machine learning-based app for tracking children’s health and development, announced today that it has exclusively licensed an AI system designed to improve socialization skills in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) from the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Called Superpower Glass, the technology runs on Google Glass and is designed to encourage children’s...
March 25, 2019
Phone-based workouts. Workout app maker Kaia Health has expanded its service from squat support to full-body fitness with the launch of a new version of its app.
Like its predecessor the Kaia Perfect Squat Challenge, the Kaia Personal Trainer app uses smartphone camera motion tracking to monitor and log the user’s reps, while helping users develop personalized fitness plans. Of note, the company...
March 7, 2019
Boston-based Akili Interactive Labs, maker of video game-like treatments for children with ADHD and autism spectrum disorder, has found a partner to help promote its digital therapeutic products in eastern Asia.
Thanks to a new strategic partnership announced this morning, Osaka, Japan-based pharmaceutical company Shionogi will take over the commercialization, marketing, clinical development and...
January 3, 2019
A small feasibility study conducted by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia suggests that Project: Evo, the digital medicine developed by Akili Interactive Labs that is delivered via a video game, continually engaged children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and reduced their ADHD symptoms, although more objective measures of cognitive control were mixed.
Nineteen children aged...
December 13, 2017
Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Lowell are currently developing a “virtual child” for professionals and students working with kids living with autism spectrum disorder. The learning tool will allow these caregivers an opportunity to practice behavioral interventions outside of a real-world situation.
“The biggest challenge educators face — especially those who train employees in...