iOS Pick: Sea Hero Quest
Megan Morrone's app cap on iOS Today 322 is Sea Hero Quest by GLITCHERS LTD. This is not just a game -- it's a quest to help scientists fight dementia. Playing the game for just 2 minutes will generate the equivalent of 5 hours of lab-based research data. This is supported by scientists from University College London and University of East Anglia along with Alzheimer's researchers.
One of the first symptoms of dementia is the loss of navigational skills, and doctors cannot differentiate between getting lost caused by disease and getting lost caused by natural ageing. Sea Hero Quest works by tracking your navigational data as you play, creating the world's largest crowd sourced data set benchmarking human spatial navigation.
In Sea Hero Quest, you'll navigate Arctic Rivers, Golden Shores, Mystic Marshes, Kano Reefs and High Roller storms. You'll chase after magical creatures and collect as many starfish as possible to customize your boat.