FriendsLearn CEO Bhargav Sri Prakash Speaks About the Future of Medicine Through Entertainment at the GSV Pioneer Summit in Silicon Valley

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FriendsLearn Founder & CEO, Bhargav Sri Prakash, delivered a talk at the GSV Pioneer Summit about the company’s rapid growth as a result of industry leading breakthroughs in behavior design. The Startup’s innovations are backed by clinical evidence of influencing healthier diets in children as the result of fooya! (available via App Store or Google Play), as a result of breakthroughs in Neuropsychology and immersive mobile gaming technologies.

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It is encouraging to see that the burden on children to manage their diets can be alleviated through novel and entertaining technology solutions that are backed by peer-reviewed evidence of health outcomes, such as fooya!

FriendsLearn, a fast growing privately held Mobile Health company that produces the industry leading medicinal entertainment App – fooya!, was featured at the Pioneer Summit in Silicon Valley by GSV Capital.

The Pioneer Summit is an annual gathering of the people building the Global Silicon Valley and changing the world for good. From the vantage point of the deep insights available to the team at GSV Capital, they curate a balanced blend of founders and CEOs from leading venture-backed startups, investors from top firms, and innovation executives from global technology companies to catalyze the next generation of transformative companies. The Pioneer Summit is focused on connecting leaders using technology to solve the challenges facing humanity and is not about incremental ideas.

The presentation, titled “The future of Medicine through Entertainment”, focused on the company’s industry leading position and growth, as it tackles global health issues arising from poor nutrition, as well as unhealthy dietary and lifestyle habits.

According to Dr. Mark Clements, a pediatric endocrinologist at the Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City who is a principal investigator on an ongoing study assessing the impact of fooya!, “It is encouraging to see that the burden on children to manage their diets can be alleviated through novel and entertaining technology solutions that are backed by peer-reviewed evidence of health outcomes, such as fooya!”

After his presentation, Bhargav Sri Prakash said, “fooya! offers parents the most scientifically proven and enjoyable way to ensure healthy habits for their kids. It is the product of our focused mission to improve the health of children and is possible because of our R&D, which have allowed us to pioneer methods to influence the behavior centers within the prefrontal cortex of children, conditioning children to make healthy lifestyle choices.”

This talk follows a recent presentation during the 2015 MedicineX at Stanford University’s medical school, which is the leading academic conference at the intersection of emerging technology and medicine, where they announced statistically significant clinical outcomes from fooya! in peer reviewed clinical research trials conducted at the Baylor College of Medicine’s Children’s Nutrition Research Center and during the nationwide ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp. This follows a peer-reviewed presentation of outcomes at the 2015 Childhood Obesity Biennial Conference, 2015 Childhood Obesity Bay Area Conference and the 2014 ObesityWeek Conference.

About FriendsLearn: Based in Silicon Valley, California, (http://www.friendslearn.com) the company is a Mobile Health and Medicinal Entertainment startup that has produced fooya!, by building upon industry leading technologies in Neuropsychology based behavior modification.

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