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C8 Sciences intends to market neuroscience-based, web-delivered brain development programs that are integrated with physical exercise. The initial product is designed to improve the learning ability of elementary school children and also promises to have value in identifying and treating children with ADHD.
Programs are based on intellectual property being patented by Yale University that the result of collaboration between company founders Professor Bruce Wexler, M.D., of Yale School of Medicine, whose research has focused on neuroscience and psychiatry, and Professor Jinxia Dong, Ph.D., of Peking University, whose research has focused on sports training.
This product addresses the growing â€œdigital brain health and fitnessâ€ market, expected to reach more than $2 billion within five years.
The companyâ€™s first set of computer games incorporates physical exercises with cognitive functions, automatically adjusting the difficulty to the capability of the child and providing real-time corrective messaging and online error diagnostics for the child and teacher. This enables the teacher to provide further individualized instruction.
The product is described as “well-suited for school systems committed to innovation, after-school programs where cost-efficient educational programming is needed, and special needs programs.” Aimed at elementary school students, market reach can also expand to middle and high school students and adults.
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