New Cancer-Fighting Game App Goes Global

remission2Cigna, a global health service company, has taken up the task of promoting the new cancer-fighting game app called Re-Mission 2: Nanobotís Revenge. The game has been developed by HopeLab, a non-profit company that is trying to use technology to improve our well-being.

The new game wasn’t just created out of the blue, but actually applies insights from studies by Hopelap as well as the researchers of Stanford University. The studies showed that playing a game about killing cancer in your body can and actually does activate the brain circuits that are involved in positive motivation.

The game has been designed for teens and young adults who are at risk of losing their battle with cancer due to poor treatment adherence, to help them shift attitudes about chemotherapy as well as boost the players’ positive emotions as a whole.

The development as well as testing of the game was done in cooperation of over 120 young people with cancer and now that it’s ready, everyone are invited to play it at as well as get the mobile app available for Android and iOS devices.

ìInnovative new tools are effective only if theyíre accessible to patients, and game apps like Re-Mission 2: Nanobotís Revenge can be played on mobile devices in waiting rooms, treatment clinics and at home,î said Richard Tate from HopeLab.

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