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Virtual Reality Video Games to Promote Movement Recovery in Stroke Rehabilitation: A Guide for Clinicians

      After stroke, people often have difficulty moving one arm and hand, but movement can improve with considerable practice. Arm movements may need to be repeated upwards of 2500 times for a person to approach his/her peak level of motor function.
      • Birkenmeier R.L.
      • Prager E.M.
      • Lang C.E.
      Translating animal doses of task-specific training to people with chronic stroke in 1-hour therapy sessions: a proof-of-concept study.
      Video-gaming technology can effectively deliver engaging, high-repetition movement practice. Use of video games for rehabilitation can be as effective as more conventional approaches.
      • Lohse K.R.
      • Hilderman C.G.
      • Cheung K.L.
      • Tatla S.
      • Van der Loos H.F.
      Virtual reality therapy for adults post-stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis exploring virtual environments and commercial games in therapy.
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