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Don't Let Your Mind Die

Age-related cognitive decline can be reversed thanks to a new video software package from Posit Science. Allstate are using it to help the elderly improve visual processing skills needed for safe driving.
Brain-training has become increasingly popular with the release of numerous DS games endorsed by celebrities such as Nicole Kidman. They work by challenging and invigorating the mind and making people step outside their well-trodden paths of thinking and routine.

Japanese based architects have designed building which are difficult for the body and mind to manoeuvre around. They argue that these challenges will delay death.

Their buildings may look more suitable for
The Clangers than people, but challenging the mind is important as we start to age and routine sets into our lives. Innovation is based on fresh thinking “outside the box” and is required to drive services and processes forward. Our appoach to the day job could be improved by routine self-challenge.

The Innovation Team is currently interested in ‘Serious Gaming’ and ‘Virtual Learning’ and would be especially interested in any examples around Kent.


Claire Matthews


* Thank you to swamysk for photo (top left: elderly man washing car) published on Flickr under Creative Commons licence, some rights reservedNoncommercialNo Derivative Works.
* Thank you to SlipStreamJC for photo (middle left: a DS games console) published on Flickr under Creative Commons licence, some rights reservedNoncommercialNo Derivative Works.
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