Less than 1 in 3 children with ADD receive both medication treatment and behavior therapy, the preferred treatment approach for children ages 6 and older. Symptoms of ADD typically first appear between the ages of 3 and 6, which means we have the opportunity to detect it early, but the disorder often goes undiscovered and untreated. What if emerging virtual reality technology could change this? Most schools have eye exams to screen students for vision problems, but there's nothing provided to detect behavioral disorders like ADD. Meet BumbleAidr - providing an easy way to identify ADD in students as well as a therapeutic treatment plan.
What it does
Challenges we ran into
Time - messing with the new consumer VR and installing the appropriate software took quite a while - almost half of the hackathon time.
What this means?
BumbleAidr cannot only help with early-detection of ADD, but can also help patients improve their concentration. By practicing with the virtual reality games, ADD patients can use BumbleAidr as a therapeutic treatment program and better their overall focus overtime.