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Xbox One Kinect used in therapies for kids with cerebral palsy

Xbox One Kinect used in therapies for kids with cerebral palsy | Geek Therapy | Scoop.it

Researchers at the Bloorview Research Institute in Canada are developing games using the Kinect that help children with cerebral palsy gain their motor function.

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Students with disabilities eliminate barriers with Kinect

Students with disabilities eliminate barriers with Kinect | Geek Therapy | Scoop.it

With Kinect the students were no longer limited to a chair plugged to a table, they were dancing with their peers in front of the screen and in this way also practicing their motoric and coordination skills. This dynamic allowed us to shape the game according to the student´s needs, adding extra rules etc. and in this way we could continue to develop the students´ skills.

 

School Principal Leonardo Amaral puts it this way: “First and foremost, Kinect directly supports our mission to provide a meaningful and stimulating education for all of our students; second, it helps teachers reinforce teamwork – while still providing personalised learning experiences; and it is a fantastic tool for measuring the amazing progress that our students are making every day. With Kinect the range of possibilities of which may be taught and learned by our students with disabilities has undoubtedly increased. It opens new horizons in personal relationships, improves cooperation between peers and develops personal mobility. Kinect also enables an easier inclusion of our special needs students in a future social working environment”.

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Robot helps autistic children develop social skills

Robot helps autistic children develop social skills | Geek Therapy | Scoop.it
Meet Russell. His lack of human emotions makes him an ideal conversation partner for non-communicative kids
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Laura Wiesner's curator insight, December 8, 2013 10:55 PM

This article is talking about how a robot can be able to help develop social skills in autistic children. I think this could be a breakthrough and it could help many autistic children Around the world. If the robots were able to become more well known and cheaper to create,this could be a very helpful tool in dealing with autism For all kids despite financial differences. 

Richard Platt's curator insight, January 11, 2014 10:30 AM

Another use case worth checking out