This expansion is the latest in a series of notable milestones from Akili. In May 2021, Akili announced $160 million in Series D financing to support the commercial rollout of EndeavorRx and further research and development of new technologies to treat a broader range of cognitive conditions. Soon after, the company introduced enhancements to EndeavorRx gameplay, leveraging insights from gaming trends, caregiver and patient feedback, and real-world data to provide an interactive and engaging treatment experience for children with ADHD.
“More than ever before, kids living with ADHD are facing increased stress and ever-changing routines that make it even harder for them to stay focused,” said Carl Gottlieb, SVP of Engineering at Akili Interactive. “It’s incredibly important to us that every eligible child that can benefit from our product can access it. Our launch on Android devices is an important step toward that goal.”
EndeavorRx offers a unique, personalized treatment through a video game experience. Created by a team of world-class neuroscientists and award-winning game designers, it uses sensory stimuli and simultaneous motor challenges designed to target areas of the brain that play a key role in attention function. Patients will find gameplay adapts in real-time, automatically adjusting difficulty levels based on their progress.
EndeavorRx® Indication and Overview
To learn more or download a guide on how to talk to a child’s doctor about EndeavorRx, please visit EndeavorRx.com.
EndeavorRx is the first-and-only FDA-cleared treatment delivered through a video game experience. EndeavorRx is indicated to improve attention function as measured by computer-based testing in children ages 8-12 years old with primarily inattentive or combined-type ADHD, who have a demonstrated attention issue. Patients who engage with EndeavorRx demonstrate improvements in a digitally assessed measure Test of Variables of Attention (TOVA®) of sustained and selective attention and may not display benefits in typical behavioral symptoms, such as hyperactivity. EndeavorRx should be considered for use as part of a therapeutic program that may include clinician-directed therapy, medication, and/or educational programs, which further address symptoms of the disorder. EndeavorRx is available by prescription only. It is not intended to be used as a stand-alone therapeutic and is not a substitution for a child’s medication. The most common side effect observed in children in EndeavorRx’s clinical trial was a feeling of frustration, as the game can be quite challenging at times. No serious adverse events were associated with its use. EndeavorRx is recommended to be used for approximately 25 minutes a day, 5 days a week, over initially at least 4 consecutive weeks, or as recommended by your child’s health care provider. To learn more about EndeavorRx, please visit www.EndeavorRx.com.
Akili is combining scientific and clinical rigor with the ingenuity of the tech and entertainment industries to challenge the status quo of medicine. Akili is pioneering the development of digital treatments and care solutions to help people affected by cognitive impairments. Akili’s treatments are designed to directly activate the networks in the brain responsible for cognitive function and have been rigorously tested in extensive clinical studies, including prospective randomized, controlled trials. Driven by Akili’s belief that effective medicine can also be fun and engaging, Akili’s treatments are delivered through captivating action video game experiences. For more information, please visit www.akiliinteractive.com.
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