Serious Games for Upper Limb Rehabilitation Following Stroke

@article{Burke2009SeriousGF,
  title={Serious Games for Upper Limb Rehabilitation Following Stroke},
  author={James William Burke and Michael McNeill and Darryl Charles and Philip J. Morrow and Jacqui Crosbie and Suzanne McDonough},
  journal={2009 Conference in Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications},
  year={2009},
  pages={103-110}
}
Stroke is a leading cause of severe physical disability, causing a range of impairments.  Frequently stroke survivors are left with partial paralysis on one side of the body and movement can be severely restricted in the affected side’s hand and arm.  We know that effective rehabilitation must be early, intensive and repetitive, which leads to the challenge of how to maintain motivation for people undergoing therapy.  This paper discusses why games may be an effective way of addressing the… CONTINUE READING

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