Video Game Helping Stroke Victims - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/13/05

Video Game Helping Stroke Victims

The American Stroke Association is getting into the video business, at least when it comes to a certain virtual reality game.

The game was produced for the ASA to see if stroke patients might benefit from that kind of stimulation. The results are in and they say that playing virtual reality games can significantly improve brain and motor function in stroke patients.

MRI scans showed substantial brain recovery in the patients playing the games. In fact, all were able to walk on their own after the treatment. More studies need to be done before this treatment becomes more widely available.

This study was published in Stroke: Journal Of The American Heart Association.

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