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IPhone Unveils New Brain Trainer iPhone App

January 22, 2010 Unveils New Brain Trainer iPhone App

By Jyothi Shanbhag
TMCnet Contributor, an online destination for games that improve brain performance, has reportedly launched a new iPhone app called, Lumosity Brain Trainer, that offers users a complete brain training experience in a mobile format.

Lumosity Brain Trainer is free to download and includes 35 daily training sessions of seven brain games designed to enhance cognitive abilities including memory, processing speed, attention, flexibility, and problem solving.
According to the company, the new app is one of its kinds that can integrate with complete brain training system. It lets users receive training on the iPhone (News - Alert), playing the same games that are available on the Web site  
Users’ progress is tracked using a system called, the Brain Performance Index  that combines performance on the iPhone and web versions to give an integrated assessment of brain function improvement.
With the introduction of the new app, users get a chance to train their brains at home on their computers or on the go on their iPhones, and the results are tracked seamlessly across platforms.
The company claims that its programs are backed by studies that proves that Lumosity training enhance brain performance in areas such as memory, attention, fluid intelligence, and academic performance.
"For years, Lumosity has worked closely with the world's leading neuroscientists from top universities — including Stanford, UCSF and Berkeley — to create an effective, engaging cognitive enhancement program," Romain David, director of mobile products at Lumos Labs, said. "We are excited to make it available to iPhone and iPod touch users."
“The world of cognitive health is expanding rapidly, and the ability to access training from anywhere through mobile applications is one of the key trends,” Tim Chang, principal at Norwest Venture Partners, said during the inaugural SharpBrains Summit said. “The launch of Lumosity Brain Trainer represents a major step forward by making brain training available wherever you are, whenever you want to do it.”
Lumos Labs brain games are also broadly available to users on third-party platforms including the iPhone, Palm Pre, Yahoo and Facebook (News - Alert).

Jyothi Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jyothi's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Amy Tierney

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