HeadApp and NEUROvitalis help to improve
the performance of impaired brains by training.

HeadApp and NEUROvitalis:
A screening test and
18 therapy modules.

Before therapeutic cognitive training can begin, the patient’s problems must be diagnosed. In the case of severe cognitive impairments, the diagnosis must be carried out by a specialist, usually a neuropsychologist.

If detailed diagnostics are not available, the NEUROvitalis screening test can be used to check for deficits. After processing, the program provides information on where the person’s deficits are and suggests training programs.

Both parts of the program, HeadApp and NEUROvitalis, cover large areas of difficulty. Every practitioner can start with very simple tasks. If the tasks are solved well, the level of difficulty increases to the performance limit of the trainee.

HeadApp and/or NEUROvitalis?

What are the differences?

HeadApp was developed for use in patients with severe cognitive impairments and can therefore be used in the early phase of the treatment. The therapy programs can be set very specifically to the needs of the user. A large number of images are used in the training, which are specially tailored to the patient’s performance and can be selected according to the preference of the exerciser.

NEUROvitalis was developed for training with mild mental impairments, especially in geriatrics. The range and grading of the levels of difficulty are smaller.
This part of the program is often used as a supplement to group training with special NEUROvitalis trainers.
The very good effectiveness of NEUROvitalis has been proven in numerous studies by the Cologne University Hospital, Germany.


Most affected people have problems in the fields attention / concentration / focus, in the area of memory and in the area of speech (aphasia).

HeadApp training starts in these very areas.

Pick It:
Attention and focus

The trainee views a set of images. They look very similar, but have hidden differences. The task is to find differences and similarities.

This action requires a high degree of focus. In addition to attention, visual scanning (for patients with visual neglect and hemianopsia) is trained.

With increasing difficulty, the number of images increases and the distinctness decreases.

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See It:
Divided attention / Scenic memory

The trainee is eyewitness to a street scene. The surroundings and the events happening (visual and acoustic stimuli) have to be memorized.

After a short period, the events seen and things heard have to be reproduced from memory. Using multiple choice, individual contents and events are reviewed.

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Match It:
Finding pairs, visual scanning, calculating and money

The therapy module “Match It” visually trains aspects of the selective, divided and spatial attention.

4 training modes are implemented: comparing images, calculating, tasks with money and tasks for mental rotation.

The ability to visually scan is trained because further areas of the screen have to be scanned permanently to solve the task.

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Hit It:
Reaction and impulse control

The module “Hit It” trains the responsiveness (medical term “Alertness”). Reaction speed, reaction confidence, and impulse control are trained.

It is trained to quickly increase and maintain the attention intensity.

Both tonic and phasic alertness can be trained.

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Learn It:
Communicating learning and memory strategies

HeadApp has a module to communicate learning and memory strategies. LearnIt explains with interactive examples, how to memorize things easier. Voice output is taken for granted.

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Flip It and Pair It:
Short-term memory

Imagine having 800 memory games in your locker. You don’t? Then simply make use of HeadApp!

In two game modes, one can memorize and rediscover images. With an increasing degree of difficulty, one has to memorize more and more items. Additionally, the complexity of image contents can be adjusted.

For patients with aphasia, a special version of the program was created. Transferring memory contents from images to words or from words to images can be practiced.

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Word It, Struct It, Sequence It and Reason It
Training in acquired language disorders (e.g. aphasia)

Aphasia is an acquired disorder of slanguage due to a lesion (damage) in the dominant, usually the left, hemisphere of the brain. Those affected can train with 50 different exercises in 4 HeadApp modules. Exercises use terms, letters, syllables, words and whole sentences. More than 3,300 individual tasks and more than 10,000 pictures make the training variable and entertaining.

In the HeadApp therapy module Word It six areas are practiced: synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, vocabulary, phrases and abbreviations. Details …

The HeadApp therapy module Struct It is used to train grammar and phrases. Details …

In the HeadApp therapy module Sequence It, letters, syllables, words, phrases and sentences are needed to put in the right order to form meaningful content. Details …

In the HeadApp Therapy module Reason It, the trainee learns to choose correct words and to use correct terms. Details …


More information about NEUROvitalis you can find here…

By the way, HeadApp offers even more.


HeadApp can be adjusted in detail. It was important to us to find a good combination of automatic difficulty adaption and the user’s requests. The result: the person training has the possibility to decide whether he/she would like to start the training with easier or more challenging tasks. Afterwards, the program takes care of the individual adjustments.

In order to document the therapy progress of geriatric patients, HeadApp provides you with the IADL-Scale.

Choice of topics

Due to the great variety of images, you can choose the therapy material you would like to work with.

Optokinetic stimulation (OKS)

Patients with visual neglect often overlook one half of the screen and thus have problems solving tasks on a computer. Wherever it is applicable, HeadApp uses optokinetic stimulation.
A moving cluster of points on the screen draws the trainee’s attention to the neglected side. See also the theoretical foundations by Prof. Kerkhoff under Science.

Voice output

The instructions and feedback are read to the user. Take a look at our page Voice output and find out about some more details.

How do I start?

To make the first steps easier for you, we created Video tutorials for therapists and affected.

Technical aspects

The HeadApp software will work with all common computers: PC (Windows and Mac), tablet computer and smartphone (Android and iOS), and of course online.

Dealing sensitively with customer data is of the greatest importance to us. According to the Privacy Policy, customer – and therapy data are stored in separate databases.

All data are AES-encrypted by means of passwords and each data communication is TLS-encrypted (encryption on a bank level).

Further information can be found under Data Privacy Policy.

What about the price? Incomparably attractive!

Our opinion: A good therapy software has to be inexpensive. Everybody should be able to use HeadApp.

The best option is a NEUROvitalis license for US$ 27 / US$ 32 for 3 months.

The costs for the Therapist- and Clinic Version are listed here.

The HeadApp Terms of Service, the HeadApp Payment Policy, and our Data Privacy Policy apply.

Compliance to the U.S. laws


All HeadApp data are saved according to HIPAA rules.

Patient data are highly encrypted by AES (Advanced Encryption Standard).

All data transfer between client and server is highly encrypted by TLS (Transport Layer Security).


Regarding the document “Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff – Mobile Medical Applications” HeadApp is not a medical device and thereby exempted from FDA regulations.

HeadApp belongs to the apps that are intended for health care providers to use as educational tools for medical training or to reinforce training previously received. These may have more functionality than providing an electronic copy of text (e.g., videos, interactive diagrams), but are not devices because they are intended generally for user education and are not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease by facilitating a health professional’s assessment of a specific patient, replacing the judgment of clinical personnel, or performing any clinical assessment.