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Dakim BrainFitness Now Available for Stroke/TBI Rehabilitation; #1 Brain Training System for Seniors Offers Entertaining Workout
Date:11/19/2009

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Dakim, Inc., today announced a new touchscreen-based alternative for stroke and traumatic brain injury (TBI) rehabilitation that provides a rigorous workout in an entertaining interactive format. Dakim® BrainFitness(TM), already the #1 brain training system in senior living communities, transforms standardized neurological tests into thousands of game-like activities with colorful graphics, music, film clips and friendly voiceovers, exercising six cognitive domains per session while also self-adjusting to users' abilities in real time.

Originally developed to help maintain brain health and combat dementia symptoms in the elderly, the Dakim brain training platform is currently used by more than 300 senior living communities to provide residents with daily cognitive stimulation. The new expansion into the rehabilitation market was spurred by therapist interest as well as use of the system at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., to assist soldiers with TBI in regaining cognitive function.

"The feedback we're getting from speech pathologists in particular is that Dakim BrainFitness is more enjoyable for patients than conventional workbooks and exercises. It provides a thorough cognitive workout with the appearance and humor of a TV game show, customizes the 'show' for each user based on his or her responses, and adds variety to the therapy experience," said Dakim CEO Dan Michel. "All of these factors help produce results by keeping users engaged."

Patients with both mild and severe deficits also benefit from Dakim's use of practical, real-life situations in system activities that can help simplify the transition back to home and the community. Clinicians benefit from receiving novel therapy material individualized for each patient on a daily basis, helping to reduce preparation time and increase productivity as well as making each therapy session engaging and challenging.

Other unique system features include:

  • No mouse, keyboard or manual software loading, eliminating the need for patients or therapists to have computer skills. Patients simply touch the screen to 'play.'
  • Cross-training in every 20-minute session, with exercises for short- and long-term memory, critical thinking, visuospatial orientation, calculation and language.
  • Original and often amusing activities, including anagrams, word association games, interactive puzzles, and movie clips with follow-up questions.
  • Positive verbal feedback, even when users give the wrong answers, to prevent discouragement and build self-confidence and self-esteem.
  • Automatic content updates, with new exercises downloaded to the Dakim appliance over the Internet every few days to provide new activities each session.

"I have patients who ask for more than one Dakim session a day because it doesn't feel like work and provides a distraction from their health problems," said speech pathologist Katherine Sullivan, MS CCC-SLP, who has been using the system for more than a year. "It's not a game, but it feels like one, and that provides a lot more motivation than conventional exercises. That alone makes it a useful addition to the therapy schedule."

The Dakim system was developed in conjunction with experts in brain health, aging, entertainment and communications, leveraging years of research into neurological testing and the effects of cognitive stimulation.

Dakim BrainFitness will be shown in Booth 1136 at the ASHA Conference that opens today in New Orleans. More information is available from Dakim, Inc. at (800) 856-5502.

About Dakim, Inc.

Dakim, Inc. is the leading provider of brain fitness programs that provide rigorous cognitive stimulation to help reduce the risk of memory loss and dementia as well as expedite the process of regaining cognitive function after a stroke or traumatic brain injury. The company's flagship product, Dakim BrainFitness, is an entertaining multimedia touchscreen-based system that is the #1 brain training program in the senior living market because of its innovative format and ability to be used with virtually no caregiver assistance. The system is also sold for home users. The company is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA. For more information, visit www.dakim.com.

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