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Promise For Improving Hand Function In Teens With Cerebral Palsy: Modified Home Video Game

Engineers at Rutgers University have modified a popular home video game system to help teenagers with cerebral palsy improve hand functions. In a pilot trial with three participants, the system improved the teens' abilities to perform a range of daily personal and household activities. The modified system combined a Sony PlayStation 3 console and a commercial gaming glove with custom-developed software and games to provide exercise routines aimed at improving hand speed and range of finger motion.
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Identifying which children with diplegic and hemiplegic cerebral palsy will benefit from rehabilitation

Health : Medical News Today (last year)

Improving standing balance in children with cerebral palsy is crucial to improve cognitive and motor functions. Studies have shown differences in sitting balance between children with cerebral palsy and normal children... Read Post

The Artificial Pancreas Shown to Improve the Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes

Health : Newswise Medical News (1 hour ago)

The world's first clinical trial comparing three alternative treatments for type 1 diabetes was conducted in Montreal by researchers at the IRCM and the University of Montreal. The external artificial pancreas improves glucose contr... Read Post

Modified home video game shows promise for improving hand function in teens with cerebral palsy

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (5 years ago)

Engineers have modified a popular home video game system to help teenagers with cerebral palsy improve their hand functions. In a pilot trial, the system improved the teens' abilities to perform a range of daily personal and househo... Read Post


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