Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Video game play may benefit kids with cerebral palsy

By Ani from Yahoo! News

Washington, May 7 (ANI): Video games such as Nintendo's Wii offer an enjoyable opportunity to promote light to moderate physical activity in children with cerebral palsy (CP), and may have a role to play in rehabilitation therapy, say researchers.
Elaine Biddiss, PhD, of Toronto's Bloorview Research Institute at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, and the University of Toronto, Canada, led the researchers who studied seventeen children with CP.
"Active video games (AVG) provide a low-cost, commercially available system that can be strategically selected to address specific therapeutic goals," said Biddiss.
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