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MED+TECH | Akili Interactive: Changing the Way Medicine is Delivered



Akili Interactive is a Boston-based company that is pioneering the development of digital medicines. The company's flagship product, EndeavorRx, is a video game that has been clinically proven to improve attention in children with ADHD. EndeavorRx is the first FDA-approved digital medicine for ADHD, and it is currently available through a prescription from a healthcare provider.

ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects children and adults. It is characterized by inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. These symptoms can cause significant problems in a person's life, including at school, work, and in relationships.

Akili Interactive is not the only company working on digital medicines. There are a number of other companies (incl. ours) developing digital treatments for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and depression. As these technologies continue to develop, they have the potential to revolutionize the way medicine is delivered.



Digital medicines offer a number of advantages over traditional methods of treatment. (Speculatively) They are easy to use, fun, and engaging. Additionally, they can be delivered over the Internet, which makes them more convenient and accessible. As a result, digital medicines have the potential to improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare costs. Of course, digital medicines are NOT a direct replacement for traditional medical treatments (as of yet...)


Akili's games are innovative in a number of ways. First, they are the first digital therapeutics to be approved by the FDA. This means that they have been rigorously tested and proven to be safe and effective. Second, Akili's games are designed to be fun and engaging. This is important because it helps to keep patients motivated to continue playing, which is essential for long-term improvement. Third, Akili's games are personalized to each patient's individual needs. This ensures that patients are getting the most out of their treatment.

User experience and gamification all in one? Must be a winner!

Back to the digital therapeutics, here are some of the key benefits of digital medicines:

  • Ease of use: Digital medicines are easy to use and can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection. This makes them more convenient and accessible than traditional methods of treatment.

  • Fun and engaging: Digital medicines are designed to be fun and engaging, which can help to improve patient adherence.

  • Personalized treatment: Digital medicines can be personalized to the individual patient's needs. This can help to improve the effectiveness of treatment.

  • Reduced side effects: Digital medicines have a lower risk of side effects than traditional methods of treatment.

Despite being at the infant stage of this write-up, digital medicines are a promising new approach to healthcare. They have the potential to improve patient outcomes, reduce healthcare costs, and revolutionize the way medicine is delivered.


Who would have thought that #medicine can now be consumed digitally?

 

One step further? Armor thy mind with knowledge



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