Fruit Ninja Can Rehabilitate Stroke Victims

Games with motion controls can help stroke victims recover without the monotony of traditional treatments.

You can use an iPad for a lot of things, like watching movies, reading books, typing up documents, and playing games. Now, you can also use it to recover from a stroke. An Australian neuroscientist has discovered that stroke patients - especially young ones - get bored easily by repetitive motor tasks, but embrace videogames with motion controls wholeheartedly. Since a big part of stroke recovery is perfecting repetitive motions, games like Fruit Ninja and the Wii's library provide a fun, accessible, effective way for patients to recover

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