Untitled Document
Not a member yet? Register for full benefits!

Username
Password
 Israeli virtual reality treatment for stroke patients entering Phase II

This story is from the category Theraputic Worlds
Printer Friendly Version
Email to a Friend (currently Down)

 

 

Date posted: 07/09/2007

A VR system for the treatment of chronic pain and stroke rehabilitation has begun Phase II clinical trials in Israel.

The system under development at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, simulates a virtual environment where the patients view themselves doing pain-free movements that may be chronically painful for them or their physical bodies are paralysed.

By viewing the movement of the arm without pain, the brain learns. It is possible this system may have applications for phantom limb pain as well.

See the full Story via external site: www.israel21c.org



Most recent stories in this category (Theraputic Worlds):

13/01/2017: Gaming to treat depression

19/02/2014: Could action video games help people with dyslexia learn to read?

14/01/2014: Dance and Virtual Reality: A Promising Treatment for Urinary Incontinence in Elderly Women

02/10/2013: Mobile Tech and Talk Therapies Strike at the Moment Binge Eating Urges Do

05/09/2013: Training the Older Brain in 3-D: Video Game Enhances Cognitive Control

31/07/2013: Psychotherapy via internet as good as if not better than face-to-face consultations

15/03/2013: Skyrim Comforts Gamer After Sisterís Passing

09/03/2013: Seniors Who Play Video Games Report Better Sense of Emotional Well-Being