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Virtual reality is helping stroke patients to walk

Image: GloveOne

“Virtual reality might be most closely associated with the world of gaming, but now the medical profession is taking note and using the technology to treat people with serious brain conditions.

One company has created a glove which works alongside virtual reality goggles to give a user a sense of texture and depth. The device, called Gloveone, slips on a person’s hand, and sensation and texture is created by a series of complex vibrations.

Any virtual situation can be created with their software, which can be used by doctors in a way that they see fit for treating a patient with conditions such as Alzheimer’s or autism.

The technology is also playing a role in helping people – such as those who have had a stroke – re-learn movements such as holding an item or walking.”

By Arjun Kharpal at CNBC News

Read more: http://www.cnbc.com/id/102716762