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Virtual Reality Improving Lives of Stroke Survivors: Study


“Improving prospective memory – the ability to remember to perform actions in the future – was crucially important to everyday life and to the rehabilitation of stroke patients, University of Canterbury Professor Tanja Mitrovic said in a statement.”

Professor Mitrovic’s project is breaking new ground in helping patients rehabilitate faster after a stroke.

“We have developed a treatment method which improves prospective memory in stroke patients. These tests using a virtual reality environment for stroke patients to practise their cognitive skills clearly work.”

“We conducted a study which ended in October last year with 15 stroke survivors. Each participant had 10 individual sessions spread over 10 weeks. The analysis shows that the memory skills of the stroke patients we tested increased significantly,” said Mitrovic.”

By Indo-Asian News Service and University of Canterbury

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