Despite great advances, we do not use technology enough in healthcare, particularly brain health.
Fortunately, many people are now becoming aware of the importance of physical exercise, which brings physical, mental and cognitive benefits. Indeed, many people now have electronic health trackers to monitor the number of steps they take. However, we still rarely consider how important it is to look after our brain health and wellbeing.
In the past few years, Professor Barbara Sahakian and her laboratory have been inventing evidence-based games for good brain health. These games, which run on iPads, are being used to improve cognition and motivation in a number of different patient groups including those with schizophrenia, mild cognitive impairment and traumatic brain injury, as well as in healthy people.
Professor Sahakian has teamed up with Peak to produce the games. State-of-the-art neuroscience at the University of Cambridge, combined with the innovative approach at Peak, is bringing the games industry to a new level and promoting the benefits of cognitive enhancement.