BOSTON – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Sep 16, 2021–
Akili Interactive (“Akili”), a leading digital prescription therapy company, today announced that EndeavorRx®, the first and only prescription video game treatment for children aged 8 to 12 diagnosed with ADHD (see full indication below), is now available for patients on Google Play ™ on devices supporting Android 9.0 or later. With Android device users accounting for 46 percent of the mobile market 1, this expanded access offers new families and new patients the opportunity to benefit from Akili’s unique treatment. The update arrives just in time for the new school year, introducing users of Android devices to what is possible through the use of digital prescription therapy.
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Child playing EndeavorRx, now available on Android devices (Photo: Business Wire)
“More than ever, children living with ADHD face increased stress and ever-changing routines that make it even harder for them to stay focused,” said Carl Gottlieb, senior vice president of engineering at Akili Interactive . “It is extremely important to us that every eligible child who can benefit from our product can access it. Our launch on Android devices is an important step towards this goal.
This expansion is the latest in a series of landmark Akili milestones. In May 2021, Akili announced $ 160 million Series D funding to support the commercial deployment of EndeavorRx and continue research and development of new technologies to treat a wider range of dementia. Soon after, the company made improvements to EndeavorRx’s gameplay, leveraging game trends, caregiver and patient commentary, and real-world data to deliver an interactive and engaging treatment experience for children. with ADHD.
EndeavorRx offers a unique and personalized treatment through a video game experience. Created by a team of world-class neuroscientists and award-winning game designers, it uses simultaneous sensory stimuli and motor challenges designed to target areas of the brain that play a key role in attention function. Patients will find real-time gameplay adaptations, automatically adjusting difficulty levels based on their progress.
To learn more or download a guide on how to tell a child’s doctor about EndeavorRx, please visit EndeavorRx.com.
EndeavorRx ® Indication and overview
EndeavorRx is the first and only FDA approved treatment delivered via a video game experience. EndeavorRx is indicated to improve attention function as measured by computerized tests in children aged 8 to 12 years with predominantly inattentive or combination-type ADHD who have a demonstrated attention problem. Patients who engage with EndeavorRx demonstrate improvements in a Sustained and Selective Attention Digitally Evaluated Measurement (TOVA®) test and may not display benefits in typical behavioral symptoms, such as hyperactivity. EndeavorRx should be considered for use in a therapeutic program which may include therapy, medication, and / or clinician-led educational programs that further address the symptoms of the disorder. EndeavorRx is only available by prescription. It is not intended to be used as a stand-alone therapy and is not a substitute for children’s medicine. The most common side effect seen in children in the clinical trial of EndeavorRx was feelings of frustration, as the game can be quite difficult at times. No serious adverse events have been associated with its use. It is recommended that EndeavorRx be used for approximately 25 minutes per day, 5 days per week, for at least 4 consecutive weeks initially, or as recommended by your child’s healthcare provider. To learn more about EndeavorRx, please visit www.EndeavorRx.com.
Akili combines scientific and clinical rigor with the ingenuity of the tech and entertainment industries to challenge the status quo of medicine. Akili is a pioneer in the development of digital treatments and care solutions to help people with cognitive impairments. Akili’s treatments are designed to directly activate networks in the brain responsible for cognitive function and have been rigorously tested in extensive clinical studies, including prospective randomized controlled trials. Driven by Akili’s belief that effective medicine can also be fun and engaging, Akili’s treatments are delivered through gripping action video game experiences. For more information, please visit www.akiliinteractive.com.
1 Share of mobile operating systems in North America 2018-2021, Statista
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