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Company claims game can help with ADHD Attention issues

Posted Nov 17 2008 9:04pm

The North Carolina company Play Attention claims that the have created a game that will help persons affected by ADHD have better attention spans. These “feedback driven educational systems” utilize a bicycle-like helmet that measures brainwave activities and allows the wearer to control video games with their thoughts.

the official description of the syste, from the developer’s website is:

Play Attention can be used in the comfort of your home. It is powerful learning system that uses a high-tech helmet to read brain signals indicative of focus or concentration. These brain signals control our computer games. Your mind becomes the mouse or joystick! These games not only teach you to improve focus, but also to ignore distractions, develop memory skills, finish tasks, and become organized. These skills can improve school work, improve self-esteem, and make life at home much happier.

While the company seems to lean towards the side of “Bad Parenting contributing greatly to the severity of ADHD symptoms”, this type of technology is very exciting, as it opens new doorways into the study and treatment of ADD, ADHD and other attention-disrupting diseases. I’m looking forward to researching this topic in greater detail. Their website is chock-full of information and goes far more in-depth than I have time for today, but I am about to pass the information along to a few other sites that will very likely want to cover this topic as well.

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