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1/31/2012
While most parents would agree that playing videos games is the antithesis of time well spent for their children, recent advances involving NASA biofeedback technology are proving otherwise. The same techniques used to measure brain activity in NASA pilots during flight simulation exercises are now a part of a revolutionary video game system that is helping to improve overall mental awareness for Americans of all ages, including those who suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).  read more...

1/8/2012
And who says video games are only useful for causing carpal-tunnel and bad vision. A NASA-developed technology, called Smart BrainGames, is showing to be promising in helping children with ADD/ADHD. The technology was originally intended to improve a pilot's in-flight concentration, but it looks promising when you consider the alternative: ADD/ADHD medication.  read more...

4/16/2011
Gulf War veteran Lynn Gibbons has awful memories of combat with her fourth-grade son, Brent. "He was an out-of-control monster whenever you asked him to do something," the former Air Force computer operations officer recalls. Brent, who had received a diagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, was also flailing in his classes at Saratoga Elementary School in Springfield -- unable, says his mom, to write a coherent paragraph. That was seven years ago. Today Brent is taking advanced-placement high school courses, maintaining a 3.5 grade-point average, playing guitar in a band and -- drum roll -- helping with chores. Says Gibbons: "I am no longer afraid that jail time will be in his future." What made the difference, she's convinced, is a high-tech intervention called neurofeedback, also known as EEG biofeedback. Ordinary biofeedback is a kind of mind-over-body training in which a person uses electronic equipment to monitor an involuntary physiological process such as heart rate and learns to gain some control over it. Neurofeedback operates on the same principle -- except in this case, it's mind over brain.  read more...

12/16/2009
For example, in a racing game concentration could influence the speed of the player’s car, so the speed would go up as the player concentrated more on the game. In fact, this has already been adopted by a gaming toolset called ‘Smart Brain Games,’ seen in Figure 4. The toolset is quite basic. It simply replaces a few buttons on a traditional game controller when the player plays existing games (16).  read more...

9/3/2009
New treatment uses video games system to get ADHD patients to focus  read more...

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