The ABC - Algarve Biomedical Center will install a video game application center in Tavira next year, created by the Johns Hopkins University, with the elderly population in mind.
This is a Neuroscience and Neurology project, linked to active aging. It started with a Johns Hopkins University researcher named John Krakauer, who wanted to see if physical therapy treatments and other therapies were the best option for those who had a stroke or for those who lose abilities throughout life.
They launched a challenge to Marvel and Disney, and hired the two best workers from each company to create a video game with artificial intelligence mechanisms that reflects people's movements and improves their cognitive and physical abilities.
Later, the Johns Hopkins investigator pitched to ABC the idea of applying this to the community. In the first half of next year, there will be the first application center operating in the Algarve, in Tavira.