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March 16, 2012 at 3:04 PMComments: 1 Faves: 0

Parkinson's Treatment Embraces Video Game Technology

By E.M. Wollof from SLN More Blogs by This Author

The University of California at San Fransisco recently held a study to see if Kinect based video games could replace the current physical therapy treatment regimen. Researchers from across the nation teamed up with video game developers to create games that used Kinect technology to mimic the current physical therapy exercises, all while immersing the Parkinson's patience in a comfortable environment (living rooms) and giving them head's up progress reports.

Check out the video below to see how the study went:

Though the Kinect technology has yet to take the gaming community by storm, the medical implications have reached heights beyond what even Microsoft had in mind. For those who have been keeping tabs on motion technology, the excitement continues to build as new applications are continually released and new research studies are conceptualized.

With maximum capabilities yet to be discovered, in what other areas do you see video game technology having a positive impact?

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  • Motion Tech will take hold one day, but this is pretty cool.

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