SAN FRANCISCO & BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tilak Healthcare, a mobile medical gaming start-up based in Paris and San Francisco, is proud to announce the prototyping of its second mobile medical game, TLK-002. Tilak will work together with David Silbersweig, MD, and Joji Suzuki, MD, of the Department of Psychiatry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston to develop the game. Dr. Silbersweig will provide expertise in neuropsychiatry while Dr. Suzuki will do the same with opioid addiction. TLK-002 will incorporate all of the essential elements of a high quality video game and will undergo rigorous human factors testing and clinical trials per FDA standards. With regulatory approval, the game would be prescribed by physicians and played by patients who are at risk of relapse and experiencing cravings. Information about game-play will be transmitted confidentially in real-time to the physician, and the game will adjust its settings based on the state-of-mind of the player. The goal will be to decrease opioid cravings, diminish relapses, and decrease the need for costly and time-consuming treatment.
David Silbersweig, MD, is Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Co-Director of the Center for the Neurosciences at the Brigham.
Joji Suzuki, MD, is Director of the Division of Addiction Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the Brigham.
Vinona Bhatia, MD MPH, is Chief Medical Officer of Tilak Healthcare.
“As always, our focus is on the care and well-being of patients who are struggling with addiction. We need to continue to seek new and innovative ways to support them,” said Dr. Silbersweig.
“TLK-002 will be an opportunity for patients to address their cravings in a timely fashion, no matter where they are, by playing an interactive and engaging video game. For the game, all they need is their smartphone" said Dr. Bhatia.
About Tilak Healthcare
Tilak is a unique videogame studio where like-minded & passionate people create fun, mobile medical games for patients with chronic diseases. There is an ever-increasing demand for medical services, placing a huge burden on the healthcare system. Doctors and caregivers need new, validated tools and resources in order to improve access. At Tilak Healthcare, every product on the market is clinically validated, developed with physicians and patient advocates, compliant with medical device regulations, and protects the patient’s privacy.
For more information: https://www.tilakhealthcare.com/