Wii-type motion sensors for aphasia rehab (UK)

A team at City University London is studying the use of Nintendo Wii-type motion sensors to help stroke patients with aphasia learn how to ‘gesture’ again to be more easily understood, through training independently at home. The study, Gesture Recognition in Aphasia Therapy (GReAT) – will run for 18 months. The prototype will be tested via 30 of the Stroke Association’s Stroke Clubs in the London area.  eHealthInsider (UK).  Hat tip to FierceMobileHealthcareFlashback–22 Dec 2009, a ‘heavy duty’ virtual reality system for rehabilitation, IREX.