FOLDIT is an online puzzle game created by scientists of the ‘University of Washington in Seattle to help them understand the structure of proteins. In 2011, 240,000 registratisi players to the game have been invited to set up the structure of an enzyme associated with the AIDS virus. By monitoring their results through the scores allocated in shared rankings, in three weeks of Foldit players have solved a problem that had baffled scientists for 15 years.
SUPERBETTER is a social platform designed to help people recovering from an illness or an accident (or, even, to help people who just want to feel better about themselves) to increase their resilience. Users describe their problems or their goals and receive “power-up” custom – for example strategies to overcome anxiety, or personalized diets – as well as reports of “bad” and to avoid “missions” personalized. They can monitor their progress – and share them with others – through a customized list of things to do.