NEOFECT’s digital cognitive rehabilitation therapy, RAPAEL ComCog, is now available in the United States, according to an announcement from the South Korea-headquartered company.
RAPAEL ComCog is designed for patients recovering or living with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, stroke, cerebral palsy, and other neurological conditions. It features 20 games that engage patients in activities to hone their attention and promote memory training.
Among the games are “Making Calls,” which exercises a patient’s memory by recalling numbers dialed on a phone, and “Finding a Different Rabbit,” which encourages patients to pay close attention and quickly spot differences—such as facial expression and color—in one of the four to eight rabbits shown on the screen.
The games provide instant auditory and visual feedback to encourage patients to play more and improve their score, as well as a complete performance evaluation upon completion.
During game play, RAPAEL ComCog tracks, measures, and analyzes the patient’s performance—including total activity time, reaction time, and accuracy—so patients and physicians can objectively monitor improvement throughout treatment. An additional feature is built-in Adaptive Level Control, which automatically adjusts the game’s difficulty depending on the patient’s performance, according to a news release.
“Repetitive exercises are an integral part of cognitive rehabilitation for brain injuries, but patients find it hard to stay motivated when they’re doing the same boring activities over and over,” says Scott Kim, co-founder and CEO of Burlingame, Calif-based NEOFECT USA, in the release. “ComCog combats patient fatigue with fun, engaging games and instantaneous feedback.”
[Source(s): NEOFECT, Business Wire]