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Video Game Serves as Virtual TBI Therapist

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VIENNA -- Patients with traumatic brain injury were effectively able to use a video game to improve coordination, researchers reported.

Via Josué Cardona
robyns tut's insight:

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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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, September 24, 2013 1:50 PM

"..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 11:15 AM

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

Nandi

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Video Game Serves as Virtual TBI Therapist

Video Game Serves as Virtual TBI Therapist | science, technology, south africa, rhodes university, grahamstown, rhodes university journalism, gadgets, environment, | Scoop.it
VIENNA -- Patients with traumatic brain injury were effectively able to use a video game to improve coordination, researchers reported.

Via Josué Cardona
robyns tut's insight:

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

Nandi

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, September 24, 2013 1:50 PM

"..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 30, 2013 11:43 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