• Recent Achievements

    Cognitive Leap wins Best Paper at 13th International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality & Associated Technologies

    (soon to be announced by the organizer)

    Reaching for the future of clinical VR

    In September 2021, the 13th International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality & Associated Technologies brought leading experts in innovative applications for virtual reality together in Serpa, Portugal. In addition to delivering a keynote address, Dr. Skip Rizzo, who serves as Cognitive Leap’s Director of Research and Director of Medical Virtual Reality at USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies, received the award for Best Paper for his work with Cognitive Leap. The award-winning paper presented research on Cognitive Leap’s flagship Virtual Reality Attention Tracker (VRAT), which places users in a lifelike virtual classroom and measures their responses, including head movements and reaction times, to realistic distractions. Not only has this groundbreaking technology allowed researchers to gather more comprehensive data on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), it has opened the possibility of establishing a neurotypical attention baseline for accurately measuring the severity of ADHD symptoms. VRAT is currently under review for FDA approval.

    Leading ADHD expert Dr. Ned Hallowell gives virtual talk for China parents and professionals

    Learning from Cognitive Leap's Clinical Advisor

    In March 2021, Cognitive Leap hosted Dr. Ned Hallowell for a talk with Chinese audiences on children's attention issues in today's distraction-filled world. In addition to serving as Clinical Advisor on Cognitive Leap's Advisory Board, Dr. Hallowell is one of the world's leading experts on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and the author of numerous acclaimed books on the subject.

    Cognitive Leap receives APA CE Sponsor Approval

    Furthering our commitment to Continuing Education

    Cognitive Leap is proud to announce that we have been approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) as a Continuing Education (CE) Sponsor.

    Cognitive Leap opens new ShenZhen Operations Center

    A place where mental health thrives

    In August 2020, Cognitive Leap opened our brand new ShenZhen Operations Center in ShenZhen, China to expand our mental health services to more communities.

    Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Missy Zhongmei Jiang, joins Cognitive Leap

    One of the best minds in the field

    In July 2020, Cognitive Leap welcomed new Chief Medical Officer, Missy Zhongmei Jiang MD, MSc, to the team. Dr. Jiang brings to Cognitive Leap two decades of experience from top medical institutions in the U.S., U.K. and China plus specialized expertise in health informatics and clinical data.

  • Cognitive Leap in the Media

    Virtual Vision for Healthcare

    By Nancy Henderson, January/February 2020

    VR changes the way doctors learn, patients fight pain and therapists rehabilitate the injured.


    The Future of Focus

    By Devon Frye, March 5, 2019

    Video games and VR tools to diagnose and treat ADHD are coming onto the market. Are we ready for digital medicine that aims to harness attention?

    Destigmatizing Mental Health in China, Slowly But Surely

    By Yan Mei, July 31, 2017

    The Chinese government is making efforts to recognize mental illness as a public health issue, but progress has been slow.

    Cognitive Leap Eyes VR to Break Stigma of Mental Illness in China

    By S.C. Stuart, February 6, 2017

    There's a huge stigma surrounding mental illness in China. Cognitive Leap wants to change that using VR.

    In China, Mental Health Care Goes Virtual​

    By Christopher Magoon, July 19, 2019

    Why are VR companies launching their mental health care programs in the nation?