Stroke Victims Learn Steps To Recovery Using Wii Game [Future Of Gaming]

Stroke Victims Learn Steps To Recovery Using Wii Game [Future Of Gaming]
technology

Researchers at the US University of Notre Dame have developed a recovery platform for stroke patients using the Nintendo Wii called WeHab.

Timothy Ryan, PSFK Labs
  • 2 january 2012

In our research for the Future Of Gaming report, the PSFK consulting team explored the ways developers are making their games more compelling and accessible to a wider audience. One example of innovation in Game Functionality and Systems is WeHab. Researchers at the University Of Notre Dame in the United States have developed a recovery platform for stroke patients using the Nintendo Wii called WeHab. The program uses web cameras and the Wii balance board to customize rehabilitation exercises and monitor progress more closely than previously possible. The system works with the WeHab software, where the data is logged and analyzed. At home, the patient is able to perform balance therapy with real- time feedback from the physical therapist via video chat, helping keep patients engaged with their rehab.

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