It has been announced today that Rosetta Stone has acquired Vivity Labs, Inc. (creator of Fit Brains’ successful portfolio of brain training products). The close connection between language learning and brain training makes our company a natural strategic fit for Rosetta Stone, which is continuing its rapid expansion beyond language learning and into adjacent categories of technology-driven education.
The rapid expansion of the brain fitness category underscores a new public desire for maintaining and enhancing cognitive health. According to a 2012 study by SharpBrains, a research firm that tracks the sector, the market for brain health software grew from $295 million in annual revenues in 2009 to more than $480 million at the end of last year. Experts estimate that the market will exceed $3 billion by 2020. With the support of Rosetta Stone’s revered brand and global distribution network, we anticipate an exciting new phase of growth for Fit Brains!
We can’t wait to start working with Rosetta Stone & continue to build great brain training & educational products for you!
Do you ever have trouble paying attention or concentrating, whether at work or school, or even during the simplest tasks at home? Most of us have room to improve when it comes to our focus skills, so we’re very excited to announce that we have released a brand new app today to help you with this!
If you have been playing the original Fit Brains Trainer app, you’ll know the app targets different brain areas. As each individual have selected areas where they need additional work on, we decided to create specific “Target Trainers” targeting each of the crucial brain areas. This app will be targeting your Focus & Concentration skills.
Fit Brains: Focus Trainer has 300+ unique training sessions and games. Training is designed to improve the crucial areas of concentration:
Auditory (Listening) Processing
Performance tools will allow you to track your performance in the different focus areas and improve your scores over time. Best of all, if you’re logged into your Fit Brains account on your app, your scores & progress will be connected across all your Fit Brains apps! This means you will have one main overall brain score (your Fit Brains Index) you can increase & improve by playing any of the Fit Brains apps!
Thank you very much for being a part of Fit Brains’ community, we hope you have been enjoying all the new & existing Fit Brains apps (check out the column on the right for all our current brain apps!). We have many more brain games & health apps coming your way, so stay updated with us on Facebook, Twitter, & this blog!
Fit Brains Trainer Version 2.0 has just been released! If you haven’t downloaded or updated your app, you should do it now as this version comes with great, new features! Click HERE to download the app now!
First thing you may notice is there is a completely brand new look & feel for the app; this version is completely optimized for iOS7. The app is now even more user-friendly, you will notice smoother manoeuvring with motions & swipes in games.
We have also optimized the scoring system with new scientific data, historical statistics, and calculation algorithms. Your Fit Brains Index scores will now be more accurate & detailed than ever as you track your brain performance progresses.
Finally, for now and the future, all of our existing & upcoming apps will be connected in one big system. You will be able to log-in to your Fit Brains account on any device and your scores will be connected on all apps. This means you will be able to use different apps and improve your overall scores across all the Fit Brains apps you have! But more on this later….stay tuned
We hope you have been seeing improvements in your brain performance with your Fit Brains Trainer app. Take a look at the column on the right for all our brain health apps for you to download & use! Happy brain training!
I wrote a short piece many years ago describing my ideas of the school really being a brain health center. I also wrote about learning providing a type of “vaccine” for the brain to help fight off disease. I still believe in these ideas and over the past 10 years research has discovered findings on the human brain that support such speculation.
President Obama has initiated with politicians on both sides of the aisle a brain- mapping program that will allocate funds from the 2014 budget for exploration of the human brain. There is another legislative idea being promoted that will allocate money for educating our teachers about mental health and behavior in their students.
The latter is certainly guided by the recent school shooting tragedy, but such initiatives provide a wonderful opportunity for a basic foundational understanding of the human brain and behavior to be taught to all those who teach and work in our schools. Such an understanding can have a profound impact on teacher-student relations, teaching methodology, identification of potential behavioral risk factors, amelioration of problems before they escalate, and a deeper understanding of how environment can shape the brain.
I have had the great pleasure of working with many schools and districts across the United States teaching about the human brain and brining a “brain healthy culture” to the school. In essence, helping to turn the school into a Brain Health Environment. There are so many basic things we can do to facilitate such an environment and the students and teachers get motivated and excited by such innovation.
I hope to be more involved with schools across the United States and abroad to bring a basic understanding of the human brain and a brain health culture to the schools. It is important that we apply the research findings of the human brain to our classrooms and schools so that we not only can help in the area of mental illness, but that we nurture all brains to be the best they can be!