British developers of a new video game claim it can help stressed and angry children learn how to stay calm under pressure. Also Read - Top 5 Minecraft Mobile seeds to build a world and where to find them
The prototype gaming system monitors a child’s stress levels using a wristband sensor and rewards them for controlling their stress levels, for example by giving them in-game power-ups. Developed by We Are What We Do, a not-for-profit technology company in UK, the system will encourage better self-control and emotional resilience among children suffering from stress, and could reduce mental health problems in young people more generally. Also Read - Netflix could launch its video game streaming service next year, at no extra cost
It is one of ten finalists in a technology competition run by Nesta, a UK-based innovation charity, and Google, ‘The Times’ reported. Among other finalists is the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, which is developing a smartphone app to identify and track mosquito species in malaria-prone areas. Also Read - GTA 6 release date: New GTA leaked screenshots show new features, many interesting details
Finalists in the competition are awarded 200,000 pounds each to develop projects and a further three could be given an additional 500,000 pounds.