Bellevue, WA, April 12, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Seattle-based Litesprite announced today that it is one of five finalists in the competitive Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Games to Generate Data Challenge. Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) —Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s signature effort to lift the overall quality of health care in targeted communities, reduce racial and ethnic disparities, and provide models for national reform—is sponsoring a competition among technology developers to create game applications that generate useful health care quality data to improve health and health care. The Game Challenge is the second in a series of innovation competitions sponsored by the Foundation through its Aligning Forces initiative.
Litesprite’s finalist application is a casual game designed to help people, especially adult women, with anxiety/depression. Incorporating evidence-based treatment methods into the gameplay, the game will be a first-of-kind self-help tool for mental health. Throughout the game, the player's activity and progress will be tracked and rewarded. Clinicians and caregivers will be able to access information to help understand the player’s underlying challenges and triggers associated with managing anxiety. Friends and family will also have a mechanism to participate as part of the player's support network. The company intends to develop a suite of games to address a number of health conditions. These games have the potential to significantly improve health outcomes.
Swatee Surve, Litesprite CEO, said, ”Being selected as a finalist is an incredible validation point that we're building something of value to healthcare. Player engagement is the key to self-management, treatment compliance, and better health outcomes.”
Founded by Swatee Surve, one of Seattle's Female Founders to Watch, Litesprite is a company dedicated to finding innovative ways to help people learn, develop, and maintain healthy habits. By combining proven medical treatments with the joy of games, Litesprite builds experiences that help people improve their health. For more information, visit http://www.litesprite.com