Dr. Kahn’s research broadly focuses upon the creation of new technology to aid in mental health care. In particular, he develops video games and toys that help children build emotional strength. These tools are emotionally aware, but also place children in demanding cognitive and social situations. Children learn to compete, cooperate, and focus while remaining in emotional control. Early results have been promising, and future directions include adapting the tools for a wider age range, a greater range of diagnoses, and introducing the tools to new settings.
Additionally, Dr. Kahn has worked on developing systems that can improve systems of care. He works on tools that allow for online reporting of patient outcomes, and is currently studying the impact of these tools on the quality of care.
About Jason Kahn
Dr. Kahn holds a PhD in Science Education from Tufts University and has a background in cognitive development and physics.