Deutsche Telekom AG
Sea Hero Quest App
Sea Hero Quest is a free game App from T-Systems (in cooperation with Charité Berlin, University College London, University of East Anglia, NGO Alzheimer`s Research, and the game developer, Glitchers) capturing anonymous navigation data of users for dementia medical research. Since one of the first symptoms of dementia is loss of navigational skill, this is an important indicator. However currently there is no “normal” benchmark of navigational skill, a benchmark which will be set through the crowd sourced data of the app.
If 100,000 players play the app only for several minutes, this equals 50 years of experimental medical research for Alzheimer’s. This research hopefully sheds light into causes and treatments for Alzheimer’s and dementia. This can lead to better well-being and health, as well as costs saved in the health care system (such as the possibility to prevent dementia).
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