Braintrack - prognostic gaming

Braintrack prognostic gaming is a screening app for dementia that includes brain health training games. The idea is to create an app that is fun, exciting and that keeps you up to date on recent brain health training while it also screens you for dementia. This would allow physicians to screen a population for early signs of dementia without deterring them from using a right out cognitive/dementia app.

How can we get people to overcome denial and seek medical help in the early phase of AD?

We believe that the only way to overcome denial and seek medical help early is through early screening and direct contact with a GP. The screening is more likely to be collected successfully within an app that also includes advice, games and information about how one could work on reducing some of the risk factors for dementia for instance by having an active lifestyle, an active social life, promoting cardiovascular health, brain trying, healthy diet etc.

How can we get people to use such an app?
We believe that the only way to make a cognitive screening app intriguing is by combining it with brain health training, an area that is quickly developing. Therefore, our app Braintrack – prognostic gaming, would combine brain training games and lifestyle interventions with cognitive screening on a 6-month interval. The app would also include push notifications and reminders that could for instance help you stay fit, eat well, stay mindful, be social, maintain good cardiovascular health, be mindful etc, all to reduce the risk of AD.

What measures could we include in the screening?
The cognitive/testing battery needs to be extensive and we suggest a full battery done on a 6 month basis including but not limited to: subjective memory decline, episodic memory, mmse, depression, apathy, lifestyle factors. When there is a decrease on more than 2 measures or parameters there is a direct alert to your GP. There is also of course the potential to combine these with voluntary health screens at your GP, blood pressure, inflammatory markers, cholesterol, genetics etc.


How can we get people to come in for a checkup?
By having a direct link to your GP he/she could receive a message once a patient falls under a certain threshold, for example bad performance on 2 or more tests or worse performance on 2 or more tests in comparison to previous testing. The opportunity to do longitudinal individual follow ups within this app would allow for a great screening tool. Once a patient falls below certain criteria the GP contacts the patient to set up an app.. The GP can also combine information from the app with up to date information on Blood pressure, cholesterol, inflammatory markers etc.

How can we create something that’s fun that people would actually use?
The potential for people to return to the app would allow for longitudinal screening and inter individual change maps that could pinpoint individuals at risk for developing dementia and thereby receiving help early. For such an app to succeed in would need to be used by a lot of people and people would need to return to the app. Therefore the focus of the app should really be on developing something that’s fun, exciting, up to date on exercise and other lifestyle interventions and brain health training games so that people already from 45 years of age get into using it, and using it often.

Comments
  • Björn Arvidsson Challenge Creator 3 months ago

    Love it. You have a great idea on how to attract people to the app through the training exercises. That´s key. A friend of mine who is getting older is really afraid of dementia/AD and thus practices languages. However, he would never find or use an app. This could prove difficult for many of those above 65 years of age. How can we reach them?

  • Beata Ferencz Idea Creator 3 months ago

    Thank you for liking the design! I understand the concern, however technology use among seniors is on the rise. In the US for example the smartphone use among seniors has doubled since 2013 so we do believe that its possible to reach this group. We would also like to focus on early detection which means that one target age group would be 55-65. Nonetheless, its important to discuss ways to reach also the 65 and above target population. A key aspect to this idea is that the app is promoted by ones health care provider as they are the ones who will be able to monitor patients. They could in that sense also provide simple training and help patients to get started with the app.








×
×
×

It seems like your web browser doesn't allow cookies. Sadly you can not log in to this site without allowing cookies.

We use cookies to track user sessions, preferences and usage.

or

No password? Long password? Hard to type?
We can email you a magic link so you can sign in without having to type your password.


×

It seems like your web browser doesn't allow cookies. Sadly you can not log in to this site without allowing cookies.

We use cookies to track user sessions, preferences and usage.

If you're already signed up Log in


×

Terms & Conditions

  1. Terms and Conditions of use

    1. This website (the “Website”) is owned and operated by Openlab KTH (“Openlab”). Access to and use of this Website and the information, materials, products and services available through this Website are subject to all applicable laws and regulations and to these terms and conditions of use (the “T&C’s”).

    2. By accessing this Website, you agree to the T&C’s, which form a legally binding agreement. If you do not agree to the T&C’s, please exit this Website.

    3. These T&C’s may be changed by us from time to time. The latest T&C’s will be posted on the Website, and you should always review these T&C’s prior to using the Website to ensure that you have an understanding of the current T&C’s.

  2. Ownership

    This Website and its design, text, content, graphic and other matters related to this Website are protected under intellectual property law and are the property of Openlab or are included with the permission of third party right owners. None of these elements may be used in any form without Openlab’s express prior written permission.

  3. Trademarks

    The Openlab trademark and logotype appearing on this Website are the property of Openlab. All other trademarks, product names, company names, logos, and trade dress displayed on the Website are the property of their respective owners. You agree not to display or use the marks in any manner without Openlab’s prior written permission.

  4. Posts

    Posting or transmitting of any unlawful material, or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offence or violation of any law is strictly prohibited.

  5. Data Protection

    By agreeing to these T&C’s, you acknowledge you have read and understood the terms of our Privacy Policy and that you agree with it. Upon the submission of any personal information to us, you expressly grant permission to us to disseminate and/or use such information for any lawful purpose as detailed in our Privacy Policy.

  6. Limitation of liability

    In no event will Openlab be held liable to you for any lost profits, indirect or consequential damages arising out of your use or inability to use this Website and the services. Openlab makes no warranties regarding any intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights in the ideas and Openlab cannot be held liable for any third party claims regarding the use of ideas received through the platform.

  7. Governing law

    This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Sweden.

  8. Contact

    We can be reached at Openlab Valhallavägen 79, 11427 Stockholm, Sweden, info@alzheimerschallenge.eu

×

Contact us!

×
×
image
×

Call Stefan at
070 635 65 91

×

OK
×
×
×
×

×


Share:





×