Announces New Lumosity Brain Trainer iPhone App

Jan 20, 2010, 20:24 ET from

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ --, the leading online destination for games that improve brain performance, announced today the launch of Lumosity Brain Trainer, a new iPhone app that offers users a complete brain training experience in a mobile format.

Lumosity Brain Trainer is the first mobile brain training application that integrates with a complete brain training system. Users can train on the iPhone, playing the same games that are available on the website  Their progress is tracked using a system -- the Brain Performance Index (BPI) -- that combines performance on the iPhone and web versions to give an integrated assessment of brain function improvement. Now, users can train their brains at home on their computers or on the go on their iPhones, and the results are tracked seamlessly across platforms.

"For years, Lumosity has worked closely with the world's leading neuroscientists from top universities — including Stanford, UCSF and Berkeley — to create an effective, engaging cognitive enhancement program," said Romain David, Director of Mobile Products at Lumos Labs. "We are excited to make it available to iPhone and iPod touch users."

"The world of cognitive health is expanding rapidly, and the ability to access training from anywhere through mobile applications is one of the key trends. The launch of Lumosity Brain Trainer represents a major step forward by making brain training available wherever you are, whenever you want to do it," stressed Tim Chang, Principal at Norwest Venture Partners, during the inaugural SharpBrains Summit.

Free to download, Lumosity Brain Trainer includes 35 daily training sessions of 7 brain games designed to enhance cognitive abilities including memory, processing speed, attention, flexibility, and problem solving.

The app is available in the Apple App Store.

For more information, please visit brain-trainer-for-iphone/.

About Lumos Labs, Inc.

Lumos Labs is the cognitive neuroscience company behind, the leader and #1 destination for healthy online gaming with over 2 million members. The programs are backed by studies showing that Lumosity training can enhance brain performance in areas such as memory, attention, fluid intelligence, and academic performance. The Lumosity Research Platform is used by universities around the world, including Stanford, Berkeley, Columbia and Harvard to facilitate further research on cognitive training and the impact of Lumosity. The brain games are also broadly available to users on third-party platforms including the iPhone, Palm Pre, Yahoo! and Facebook. Top-tier venture capital firms FirstMark Capital and Norwest Venture Partners are the lead investors in the company.