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New Brain Training Program Improves Quality of Life
Date:3/17/2008

oduct made available to consumers that incorporates this patented technology, known as UFOV, to enhance performance.

Posit Science acquired the UFOV technology last year and has incorporated it into four of the five InSight exercises. The fifth exercise focuses on visual processing speed.

Studies published in the Journal of American Medical Association, in the Journal of Gerontology, Human Factors and in Aging and Mental Health describe many of the benefits from the technology now commercialized in InSight. These include increased useful field of view by more than 200%, reduced hazardous driving maneuvers by more than 50%, and significant improvements in stopping time to unexpected traffic situations.

One early user of the InSight program said her experience bears out the studies. "Lately, my peripheral vision was not what it should be. It was noticeable, especially when I was driving, so I was excited to try InSight," said Linda Stack, age 63. After just a few weeks of doing the InSight exercises, she noticed a change. "It has given me confidence and makes me feel that I can drive safely."

The training also has been shown to make a sustained difference in general measures of health-related quality of life and ability to live independently. A study published in the Journal of Gerontology tracked users of the Posit Science training technology for five years after training and showed they were 35 percent less likely to experience extensive decline in health-related quality of life than the control group. Other published studies have shown that people who have used the training technology improved their performance at timed instrumental activities of daily living -- the kind of everyday tasks that researchers measure to gauge the ability of people to continue to live independently.

"Surveys show that keeping your driver's license is a top priority as we age," said Karlene Ball, Ph.D., a psychologist who studies the sensory and cogniti
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