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Stroke Hero: Gamification Raises Stroke Knowledge in Young Children

Stroke Hero: Gamification Raises Stroke Knowledge in Young Children | Geek Therapy | Scoop.it

Researchers from Columbia University have now showed us that a video game can help increase stroke awareness in young children.

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Video Games an Effective Tool for Stroke Rehabilitation

Video Games an Effective Tool for Stroke Rehabilitation | Geek Therapy | Scoop.it

In a recent study, done in collaboration with a team from Sheba Medical Center and funded by the Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant, [Dr. Debbie Rand] found that people recovering from stroke who use video games as a therapeutic method are more physically active during rehabilitation sessions, making more movements overall than those who experience traditional motor therapy.

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SherriSavory's comment, August 16, 2013 12:58 AM
also the Kinect that comes with Xbox can play a really important role in generating physikinetic feedback
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Stroke recovery made fun with computer games

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From the UK, Limbs Alive is a new therapy service for hemiplegia patients that uses games to improve motor skills in a fun way.

 

Limbs Alive works with games developer Pitbull Studio to create titles which focus on spatial orientation, hand-eye coordination, visual attention, depth perception and quick reaction times. Each game uses motion sensor controllers and has a large number of difficulty levels to cater for the wide range of abilities of those recovering from hemiplegia, one of the common results of a stroke. The company’s main product is the Circus Challenge series, which requires players to act out various movements to control the characters and successfully complete particular activities, whether juggling, plate spinning or tiger training. The nature of the games means that patients are encouraged to play regularly, which translates into improved motor performance in everyday routines.

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Recovering From Strokes Using Video Game Therapy (video)

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Using video games controlled by a players body movements, Dr. Lynne Gauthier has found a way to bring typically expensive and time consuming constraint-induced movement therapy to the comfort of stroke rehabilitation patients own homes.

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Video games can be good for stroke patients

Video games can be good for stroke patients | Geek Therapy | Scoop.it

Stroke patients once considered too disabled to regain function in their affected limbs are now showing signs of recovery because of a new therapy that utilizes the Nintendo Wii.

 

Dr. McNulty’s data shows that an intensive, two-week training program based on the Wii can result in significant improvements in the way stroke patients are able to use their limbs, even for people that had a stroke many years ago. “It was previously thought that the movement and function stroke patients had at the time they left hospital was the only recovery they would make,” says Dr. McNulty. “But we have worked with people who have had strokes one month to 21 years ago, and excitingly, they all improve,” she added.

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Computer Game That Helps Rehabilitate Stroke Victims

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A computer game which improves and overcomes the physical symptoms of a stroke using circus tricks has been launched as an innovative way of helping people overcome a stroke.

 

After a stroke, a patient can recover control of the weak arm or hand even after a long time but this requires many months of expert, daily therapy. Providing the support and motivation to enable people to carry out such a demanding programme is costly and difficult and this often limits recovery. This is where the newly-developed suite of computer games called “Circus Challenge” can make a real difference.

 

This is the first game designed as a therapy to be played at home while still being fun, Newcastle University said. "With our video game, people get engrossed in the competition and action of the circus characters and forget that the purpose of the game is for therapy."

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