Cognifica.com is a project to research and develop digital therapeutic programs. Its goal is to combine technologies and methods of experimental psychology to create programs for the treatment of diseases and a significant improvement in health.
Evidence-based psychology + Cognitive Science + Technology
We use robust, effective and predictably working methods and techniques of experimental psychology to change behavior and to improve. For example, there is a well-known experimental technique of Go-NoGo in which participants are asked to respond to two kinds of stimuli: Go to respond as quickly as possible, and NoGo to suppress their impulse to respond. This technique measures the level of impulsiveness and trains the desired response to a group of specific stimuli. This technique can be used to choose healthy food and refrain from unhealthy food, as it was implemented in our Food Game mobile app.
Just a few years ago, such an approach would be considered either impossible or futuristic, today it is already a reality. "Digital therapeutics (DTx) deliver evidence-based therapeutic interventions to patients that are driven by high-quality software programs to prevent, manage, or treat a medical disorder or disease. They are used independently or in concert with medications, devices, or other therapies to optimize patient care and health outcomes" (Digital Therapeutic Alliance).
More than a dozen digital therapeutics of different nature and varying degrees of readiness are constantly being worked on in order to create powerful and effective ones.