Category: Akili Interactive

  • Akili hires gaming guru Jon David as chief product officer

    Gaming industry veteran Jon David, responsible for highly-downloaded mobile games, including the Bejeweled and Plants vs Zombies franchises, has moved into the digital health arena by taking a senior position at Akili Interactive Labs. As Akili’s chief product officer, his role will be to make sure that the company’s game-based therapies are as engaging as […]

  • Brain activity study backs Akili’s digital therapy for ADHD

    Akili Interactive’s prescription gaming app for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) EndeavorRx has been show to enhance neuronal activity in an area of the brain associated with attention function. The results come from a single-arm, unblinded study of the app, but add to the clinical evidence that EndeavorRx can have a positive impact on children […]

  • Health gaming firm Akili takes blank cheque route to public listing

    Akili Interactive has agreed a merger with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Social Capital Suvretta Holdings Corp I in a deal that will take it into public hands with a valuation of around $1 billion. The digital health company, which developed the first prescription gaming app to be approved by the FDA, will swell its […]

  • Akili raises $110m to build its digital therapeutics pipeline

    Digital health player Akili has raised $110 million fourth-round funding, backed by a number of pharma groups, as it works towards extending its product range beyond its flagship EndeavorRx app. EndeavorRx became the first and so far only approved prescription video game treatment in the US when it was cleared by the FDA last year […]

  • Digital tool will be tested against COVID-19 ‘brain fog’

    A digital tool used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is being tested to see if it can help counter lingering, fuzzy thinking in COVID-19 survivors, a condition sometimes known as ‘brain fog’. An app called EndeavorRx – developed by PureTech Health-backed Akili Interactive – will be tested in two clinical trials to see if […]

  • Akili’s gaming therapy improves attention in ADHD kids

    Akili has published data backing the efficacy of its childhood attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) video game therapy EndeavorRx in the peer-review journal Nature Digital Medicine.  The results come from the STARS-Adjunct trial, an open-label study of EndeavorRx (AKL-T01) that supported approval of the app and video game combination in the US and Europe last year. […]