Virtual Reality Therapy Wows Stroke Victims (video)

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“Mindmaze integrates neuroscience with VR to help victims of stroke, amputation, or spinal injuries regain motor function faster than with traditional physical therapy [using] a motion-sensing camera to project a patient’s avatar onto VR goggles.

Then, with the help of as many as 32 electrodes on the patient’s head, he/she can command his or her virtual arm or leg to move to perform a task – for example, lifting a glass or kicking a ball.

Essentially, MindMaze “tricks” a patient’s brain into re-activating damaged neurons, or activating new neurons to take over for the damaged ones.”

By Louis Basenese at Wall Street Daily

Read more: http://www.wallstreetdaily.com/2015/05/12/mindmaze-virtual-reality-therapy/