STAY IN YOUR CAR TO SEE THE DOCTOR
Global architecture firm NBBJ has concepted a new healthcare offering, the In Car Care Unit. This design builds on the in-car COVID-19 testing trend to potentially offer the first full-care unit that allows physicians to treat patients who remain in their vehicle. An NBBJ spokesperson reports that as people stay away from hospitals and clinics due to COVID-19 concerns, the firm is “looking for ways to make hospital clinics safer” so that patients feel more at ease and “willing to come back and get the care that they need.” This concept is seen as a hybrid of telehealth—in which some crucial symptoms could possibly be missed—and traditional physical clinics.
PLAY VIDEO GAMES TO TREAT ADHD
Digital prescription medicine company Akili Interactive has launched the first and only FDA-approved video game designed to treat children with ADHD. The game, EndeavorRX, “underwent seven years of clinical trials” and is now doctor-authorized to be prescribed to children who are 8–12 years old. While not a full replacement for established ADHD treatments, the FDA has suggested that the game could be used as part of a larger therapeutic program that might also include interaction from healthcare professionals, medication and various educational programs.
SEE HIGH-TRAFFIC WORKOUT ROUTES—AND AVOID THEM
Finnish sports watchmaker Suunto has a new product that features a heatmap to help users track where others have worked out. The original intent was for users to find routes that are popular or locate common destinations for working out, but in the COVID-19 era, the heatmap now serves a different purpose: to help users avoid highly popular or congested areas. The map works for those interested in running, cycling, swimming, skiing and golfing.