ADHD is a disorder that affects millions of children around the world, with about six percent currently estimated to have the condition. Recently, a team of researchers from Aalto University, Åbo Akademi Universit and the University of Helsinki developed an innovative virtual reality game—Executive Performance in Everyday Living (EPELI)—that could be used as an effective diagnosis tool for childhood ADHD. The kid-friendly interactive experience comprises simulated tasks within a virtual apartment which require concentration, focus and lack of distraction in order to succeed. This VR game also has eye-tracking technology integrated into it so that it can more accurately detect any disrupted attention span in order to diagnose symptoms of ADHD. This promising research indicates that EPELI may even be able to evaluate autism spectrum disorders, brain trauma, adult ADHD or cerebral palsy through further exploration. If this study proves successful then it could greatly improve diagnostic accuracy and lead to earlier treatment for people who have these types of conditions all over the world.
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