Constant Therapy launches iPad app to better your brain

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Newton-based Constant Therapy has launched a new iPad app that aims to allow users — particularly those with cognitive, language, communication, and learning disorders — to improve brain function.

The app — which can be used on a free trial initially — aims to be a dramatic improvement over standard brain exercises and flashcards.

It starts by creating a customized map of a user’s strengths and deficits across 50 different categories. The app then delivers what it deems to be the optimal combination of exercises tailored to the user’s deficits. It also continuously measures a user’s performance and encourages ongoing progress via fresh content.

The app is designed to be used independently by anyone seeking to improve brain function, or in conjunction with therapy prescribed by a clinician.

It is based on research from institutions including Boston University, along with a self-learning algorithm that leverages a database for the brain-impaired population.

Institutions that have used the app so far include Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, The Stroke Comeback Center, and Moss Rehab Aphasia Center.

Founded in 2012, the company has raised funding from Andy Palmer, Boston University, and TiE Angels Boston.

Kyle Alspach has worked in journalism in Massachusetts since 2005 and was one of the original staff writers at BetaBoston.
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