Sunday, April 17, 2011

Video Games Speed Up Stroke Patient Recovery

video game stroke recoveryMedical experts and researchers are now looking into video games as an effective way to counter the effects of stroke.
The claim is made by researchers from St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Canada. The research while related video game play to recovery of stroke patients focused on 12 different video games. They have found out among other things that video games can aid in regaining upper arm strength of stroke patients, thereby improving general mobility.
Video games help improve cognitive and motor skills in stroke victims thereby increase the speed of their recovery according to the research. The challenges, quests and tasks that these video games bring forth require the players (the stroke victims) in this case to undertake simple tasks that exercises their cognition.
The whole research can be read in Journal of the American Heart Association.

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