With a name like Sea Hero Quest, you could think that by downloading this APK you would find the typical adventure and action game for Android smartphones and tablets, in which you have to fight to escape from underwater monsters with the only purpose of having fun for a while.
But that's not all there is to this game developed by Glitchers, with the support of Deutsche Telekom and researchers of several British universities. It's also a tool to fight against dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
How can a game help to fight against Alzheimer's disease?
One of the first symptoms of dementia is the loss of orientation capacity. This game intends to offer doctors and researchers a method that allows them to differentiate between the loss of orientation due to a disease and the usual loss due to ageing.
It’s not just a game, it’s a quest to help scientists fight dementia.
As you sail the seas in an adventure in which you'll search mythological animals following your father's diary, you'll provide anonymous information to the scientific community that will be used for the development of new diagnosis and treatment tools for this disease. So don't hesitate to download this game to your phone and help out.