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Video Game Serves as Virtual TBI Therapist

Video Game Serves as Virtual TBI Therapist | Geek Therapy | Scoop.it
VIENNA -- Patients with traumatic brain injury were effectively able to use a video game to improve coordination, researchers reported.
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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, September 24, 2013 8:50 AM

"..Active video games -- such as those on the Kinect or Nintendo's Wii console -- have had mixed outcomes in studies looking at whether they help users get fit. However, a study in July 2013 showed that when it came to video game-related fitness, only games that required physical activity by the player provided a good activity outcome..."

robyns tut's curator insight, September 27, 2013 6:15 AM

If anyone else is doing gaming, this could be interesting to expore.

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robyns tut's curator insight, September 30, 2013 6:43 AM

This is interesting becauswe games are becoming more and more real, to the point where the brain cannot tell the difference between real life and video games. video games are bad for people with certain medical conditions, why are they helping in this case. Also could explore results off gaming too much.   -Tanah

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National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2)

T2 seeks to identify, treat, and minimize or eliminate the short and long-term adverse effects of TBI and other mental health conditions associated with military service. T2 partners with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other organizations throughout the world. Working together, our teams of psychologists and technology developers promote resilience, recovery and reintegration so that Service members and their families can thrive in their community of choice.

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NFL Star BenJarvus Green-Ellis Will Wear Revolutionary Impact Indicator in Super Bowl XLVI to Identify Potential Concussions

NFL Star BenJarvus Green-Ellis Will Wear Revolutionary Impact Indicator in Super Bowl XLVI to Identify Potential Concussions | Geek Therapy | Scoop.it

New England Patriots running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis understands how quickly a career can end if multiple concussions go undiagnosed and sees the Indicator as a way to extend his career. The Impact Indicator is a revolutionary chinstrap built with micro-sensor technology designed to help detect the probability of concussions.

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