How Video Games Help In Prosthetic Rehabilitation

Virtual reality, custom video games, and commercially available video games (CAVGs) are gaining popularity as prosthetic rehabilitation tools. Gaming systems, including the Nintendo Wii, Sony EyeToy, and Xbox Kinect, and games like Dance Dance Revolution have been shown to encourage physical activity while improving rehabilitation outcomes in people with musculoskeletal or movement disorders. Patients of all ages reported enjoying using a video game system as part of the rehabilitation process. Overall, improvements in static balance, dynamic balance, gait, and muscle strength have been demonstrated as a result of using CAVGs in therapy interventions.

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