Researchers in California are developing video games aimed at helping the elderly preserve their cognitive abilities as they age. The games are designed to improve communication between different parts of the brain, boosting memory function and the ability to stay focused.
Deutsche Welle (Aug. 20, 2013) Computer games on cell phones and the Internet are increasing in popularity. In 1998, Thomas Friedmann founded the Funatics company in Oberhausen to make games for consoles. Today he concentrates on ... watch video
NDTV (Mar. 30, 2013) Divesh Bathijia, a 24-year-old from Mumbai, quit his job in a real estate Multi-National Company to start teaching Maths to children with his innovative techniques. Divesh has devised a "Maths ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Mar. 25, 2015) European researchers say our smartphone use offers scientists an ideal testing ground for human brain plasticity. Dr Ako Ghosh's team discovered that the brains and thumbs of smartphone users ... watch video
Celeb TV (July 15, 2014) From sex tapes to video games, Kim Kardashian knows how to make money! According to Bloomberg, the reality star's video game could earn around $200 million! The games lets users rise to fame by ... watch video
AFP (Mar. 4, 2015) The 2015 Games Developers Conference, the largest gathering of its kind, brings professionals from all over the world together in San Francisco to reflect on on the art and science of games creation. ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (June 9, 2015) A new device that reads thoughts and converts them into machine commands is showing promise in re-training injured brains and reversing paralysis in stroke victims. Ben Gruber reports.
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Reuters (Feb. 6, 2013) The brains controlling the next generation of interactive, walking robots may well come from a laboratory in Zurich, where scientists are testing new algorithms on juggling machines. With no sensory ... watch video
Feb. 9, 2016 Meaningful and Internet-based activities promote experiences of participation in society and are important for healthy aging. In a new dissertation, occupational therapists are shown to promote ... read more
Feb. 8, 2016 A team led by engineers has 3-D-printed a tissue that closely mimics the human liver's sophisticated structure and function. The new model could be used for patient-specific ... read more
Oct. 1, 2015 From 'brain games' designed to enhance mental fitness, to games used to improve real-world problems, to games created purely to entertain, today's video games can have a variety of ... read more
July 9, 2015 While playing video games can improve mood, violent games may increase aggressive outcomes, a new study suggests. The participants included 82 undergraduate communication students. Most had little ... read more
Mar. 13, 2013 Playing video games for an hour each day can improve subsequent performance on cognitive tasks that use similar mental processes to those involved in the game, according to new ... read more