Spending two minutes playing the game on a mobile phone can provide five hours' worth of essential dementia research which could bringing the possibility of diagnostic tests for dementia a step closer.
The game, Sea Hero Quest, is specifically designed in the hope of creating the world’s largest sourced data set to improve the understanding of special navigation,to study how many thousands of people from different countries and cultures navigate space, in a bid to learn more about dementia.
Launched by Deutsche Telekom, Sea Hero Quest was designed by a team from University College London, University of East Anglia, Alzheimer’s Research UK and game designers from Glitchers.
The publicity states that it is designed neither as a test for dementia, nor to be played solely by those who have the condition; but rather it is a game for people of all ages, providing scientists with data on the average person's ability to navigate.
Worth a try?