Vision Testing at Home Can Be a Game [video]

Vision Testing at Home Can Be a Game [video]

Who ever thought getting your vision checked could be fun? We’ve written about in-home vision testing in the past with apps from EyeQue, Easee, and others. Those apps represent notable advances in remote patient vision testing, especially in light of COVID-19...
2020 Games for Change Gamifies Health Apps

2020 Games for Change Gamifies Health Apps

Games for Change will hold its 17th annual festival for the gaming and social impact community this year July 14 to July 16. The organization is based in New York but don’t rush to buy airline tickets to the event, because Games for Change2020 will be the...
FDA OKs Digital Attention Treatment Game for ADHD

FDA OKs Digital Attention Treatment Game for ADHD

UPDATE June 22, 2020: Last week, the FDA cleared a prescription-only version of the game, EndeavorRx. This marks the first time that a game-based digital therapeutic has been cleared by the agency. The FDA issued the COVID-19 Enforcement Policy for Digital Health...
Video Game for Healthcare Competition [video]

Video Game for Healthcare Competition [video]

One of the hot new terms in digital health tech is “gamification.” Facebook tugs on some primal psychological strings to keep users coming back over and over. Those same levers can be used to increase patient engagement and alter behavior patterns....
Smartphone App Helps Avoid Opioid Relapse

Smartphone App Helps Avoid Opioid Relapse

The opioid addiction epidemic crosses all demographic groups and all geographic regions in the U.S. according to the CDC. Exploring interventions in any form to help stem and hopefully reverse this deadly tide, public and private agencies, universities, and companies...