Artificial Life Announces Opus-M(TM) Health: Neurodermatitis Kids Edition for Mobile
LOS ANGELES and HONG KONG, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Artificial Life, Inc., (OTC BB: ALIFE), a leading provider of award-winning mobile technology and applications, announced today their upcoming product Opus-M™ Health: Neurodermatitis Kids Edition (short form: Opus-M Health: Nd Kids), a healthcare app specifically designed for children to be used for monitoring of the neurodermatitis skin condition.
Neurodermatitis is a serious skin disorder characterized by chronic itching and scratching. According to research and expert reports, it is particularly common among children*, with one child in ten of preschool age suffering from flaky and itchy areas of skin which characterize this condition.*
Artificial Life (ALIFE) has recently launched Opus-M Health: Neurodermatitis in the Apple App Store, an iOS healthcare application that serves as an electronic diary and monitoring tool for patients suffering from neurodermatitis. The upcoming of Opus-M Health: Neurodermatitis Kids Edition is an expansion of the original app and has been developed specifically for children affected by the skin disorder. The app encourages children to monitor and manage their skin conditions. The app contains unique features that are specially designed to be fun and easy to use by children, who will be able to use the app to help them keep track of neurodermatitis-related information (e.g. pain, itching, redness and weep) and as a result effectively monitor their conditions and healing processes over time.
Opus-M Health: Neurodermatitis Kids Edition features include:
- Achievement cabinet to encourage frequent use where children may unlock virtual items as rewards for carefully monitoring their skin condition
- Separate calendars to track and reward daily entries with motivational messages and graphical "stickers" to engage and retain interest when creating records
- Friendly and easy-to-use data input for photo & text entries
- Slideshow function to show the healing process over time
- Health tips on skin care to minimize the effects of neurodermatitis
As with all applications in the Opus-M Health family, the new version of the skin monitoring app will leverage Artificial Life's OPUS-M™ platform for end-consumers, healthcare providers, and healthcare businesses. The app is scheduled to launch in the Apple App Store in Q2 2011 and will be available later for Android and Windows Phone 7.
The Opus-M Health: Neurodermatitis Kids Edition follows the Company's successful launch of GluCoMo™, its diabetes monitoring app, and the standard version of Opus-M Health: Neurodermatitis. Artificial Life's Opus-M Health platform will continue to expand and feature more healthcare apps developed by the Company such as the upcoming application called Opus-M Health: HIV/AIDS that will be used for the management of HIV/AIDS. More information about the healthcare apps and mobile games by Artificial Life can be found at www.botme.com and www.artificial-life.com .
"We are happy to expand our Opus-M Health family with the upcoming launch of the Opus-M Health: Neurodermatitis Kids Edition. This new application reflects Artificial Life's efforts to develop a wide range of healthcare apps that will suit the needs of various age groups," said Eberhard Schoneburg, CEO of Artificial Life Inc.
1. Reitamo, S., Thomas A. Luger, and Martin Steinhoff. Textbook of Atopic Dermatitis. London: Informa Healthcare, 2008. Print.
2. "Effective treatment of children for neurodermatitis," HVBG, HVBG Web, April 28, 2011. <http://www.hvbg.de/e/pages/presse/preme/neurodermitis.html>.
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Artificial Life, Inc. has been a pioneer in artificial intelligence and mobile technology since its inception in Boston in 1994. We are a public US corporation (OTC BB: ALIFE) with listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Frankfurt: AIF.F; Xetra: AIF.DE) and headquarters and production center in Hong Kong. We have additional offices in Berlin, Germany (EMEA headquarters), Tokyo, Japan, and Santa Monica, USA. Currently our main business areas are: high quality (3D) interactive (massively multiplayer) mobile games, mobile participation television, mobile business applications, our powerful mobile commerce technology platform OPUS-M™ and our green IT solutions provided by Green Cortex, Inc. We have won many industry awards for our outstanding technology and products.
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