Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Red Hill Studios Parkinsons Game Research

The University of California San Francisco School of Nursing and Red Hill Studios, an educational games startup, have collaborated to help people with Parkinson’s disease by developing a suite of therapeutic games. After a recently concluded three month pilot study, the researchers showed that playing computer-based physical therapy exercises can help people with Parkinson’s improve their gait and balance.
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Taken from Red Hills landing page:

Games for people with Parkinson's Disease? Cool!!

Red Hill Studios and the School of Nursing at the University of California San Francisco have recently begun the second phase of a project to build a suite of therapeutic games that will help people with Parkinson's Disease (PD) improve their balance. Patients play the games by performing movements that have been shown to be beneficial for improving balance in people with PD. The patients' movements are captured by custom hardware and then processed by custom software developed by Red Hill Studios. These games will provide people with PD an immersive and interesting world in which to practice gait and balance exercises.

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