Games are increasingly recognized as a method of enhancing cognitive abilities. HeadTrainer is meant to improve the brain with 5-10 minutes of daily gameplay.
The sports games were designed to exercise 5 cognitive skills: decision making, processing speed, focus, memory, and visual/spatial awareness. Developer Deborah Attix of Duke University focused on testing and training the brain with each game.
The company believes that in the future, HeadTrainer and similar apps can contribute to the mental, emotional, health, and hormonal metrics that are key to sports analytics.