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Gamified fitness with Atari classics

Atari is entering the digital health space, using classic games like Pong, Breakout & Centipede to incentivize users to participate in fitness challenges.  The gamified app is called Atari Fit and includes circuit workouts and running programs. Users exercise individually or with friends while earning points to unlock Atari games.  The app includes ranked leaderboards where […]

Video game eye movement to diagnose brain disorders

University of Chicago professor Leslie Osborne believes that the classic Atari game “Pong” is ideal for tracking eye movement, therefore helping  diagnose Parkinson’s, TBI or autism Osborne’s lab focuses on eye movement behavior, known as smooth pursuit, that allows eyes to track moving targets.  At the recent Brain Research Foundation conference,  her paper showed that “when motion becomes predictable, gaze […]