Janssen fully explores new pathways to develop innovative health solutions. Along with a number of external experts, the company developed an educational online game for children between 8 and 12 years of age with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). Plan-it Commander is more than just a fun and challenging game. This ‘serious game’ was developed with the ambition of demonstrably improving the quality of life of young ADHD patients and their families.
The Janssen team, which launched the original idea at an Entrepreneurial Boot Camp, worked together with the Centrum ZitStil, the association of parents of children with ADHD, game developer RANJ and mental health expert organization Yulius in the Netherlands. This was a cooperative enterprise fitting in with the open innovation policy aimed at sharing knowledge and know-how with others.
After the market launch and positive results, Plan-it won the award for the ‘Best Health Game 2013’ at the Fun and Serious Game Festival in Bilbao, one of the most important festivals in Europe for this still emerging industry branch. This was important recognition of the quality of the work supplied.
Plan-it Commander was developed with the ambition of demonstrably improving the quality of life of young ADHD patients and their families.