Researchers have discovered a new stroke rehabilitation method known as Wii-based Movement Therapy, which they claim will help aid stroke victims better.
The unusual video game therapy, researchers say, will act as a handy tool and help the patient to restore his strength and dexterity.
The team of researchers that has designed the new technology is working under the guidance of Mr. Penelope McNulty, of Neuroscience Research Australia.
Researchers ran an intensive two-week training program in which they made stroke patients play video games using the Nintendo Wii console. They noticed that the new technology induced them with better strength to the muscles and also the nerves of their arms and hands.
Dr. McNulty excitingly explained about the newest Wii therapy and said that ''The Wii is inexpensive, easy to use and, very importantly, fun. This type of rehabilitation motivates participants to actually complete their therapy, which is essential for maximum recovery.''
The same findings were also brought in light during the medical conference that was recently held in Brisbane.
Dr. Penelope McNulty and Ms. Tim Cox noticed in their study that playing on video games served as an effective rehabilitation tool for stroke patients.
Researchers are claiming that the video game therapy has helped patients regain functioning of their limbs. Studies are still being performed to exactly know how the whole technique is actually working.
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