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Games Contribute of Physical Rehabilitation

Researchers at the Sister Kenny Institute at Northwest Abbot Hospital in Minnesota have reported encouraging result is using computer games to speed patient rehabilitatio...

Quang Hong, Blogger

November 17, 1999

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Researchers at the Sister Kenny Institute at Northwest Abbot Hospital in Minnesota have reported encouraging result is using computer games to speed patient rehabilitation. The system uses a bio-feedback device to allow patients to play games by controlling a computer cursor with small muscle contractions. "The system is based on the simple premise that a motivated patient works harder at their therapy, because they have fun and enjoy the immediate feedback and interactivity of the games, "said Krista Coleman, Ph.D., vice president of Research and Development at Enhanced Mobility Technologies.

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Quang Hong is the Features Editor of Gamasutra.com.

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