Dr. Andy

Reflections on medicine and biology among other things

Friday, May 20, 2005

Video games and stroke

When stroke victims played virtual reality games in which they imagined they were diving with sharks or snowboarding down a narrow slope, their ability to walk eventually improved, researchers reported in a small study.

Doctors called the findings promising, especially since the patients had all had strokes more than a year earlier, a time frame within which further recovery is unlikely.
I'm just guessing the patients were primarily male


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