Fit Brains

FitBrains is a web- and app-based training package that provides engaging activities designed to improve basic cognitive functions. Intended for all users (not just those with specific cognitive deficits), FitBrains targets five general categories of cognitive functioning: Language, Problem Solving, Concentration, Memory, and Visual. Each exercise adapts its difficulty level to the user’s ability. FitBrains also allows users to keep track of their progress and compare their performance to other users.

Available for: Computers (PCs and Macs) and mobile devices
Company: Vivity Labs, Inc.
Classification: Cognitive Training Exercise
Targeted conditions: Schizophrenia, Mood Disorders, Stress & Anxiety
Target demographic: Any
Special provider necessary: No
Non-English language version available: Not yet
Where to get it: http://www.fitbrains.com/


Expert ratings and reviews

PsyberGuide rating: The research and support basis of the product

Total score: 8/14

subscores
Basis of research: 0/3
Source of funding for the research: 1/2
Specificity of proposed intervention: 2/3
Number of consumer ratings: 3/3
Product advisory support:  unknown
Software support:  2/2

date of rating: June 2016

Explanation of the rating factors


MARS rating

Quality scores range from 1 to 5, where 5 is the maximum score

 

Objective quality score: 4.67

Subscale scores:

Engagement: 4.30

Functionality: 4.88

Aesthetics: 5.00

Information: 4.50


Subjective quality score: 4.38

Perceived impact score: 3.42

 

Rated by: Queensland University

Date of rating: August 2016

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Expert review

Read the expert review by Adam C. Powell, Ph.D.




Research on the product

No research on the program.  The company cites general research on cognitive training and research claims that back the “fundamentals” of the product, at: http://www.fitbrains.com/brain-fitness/

 



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