This study is a first step toward developing rehabilitation therapies to improve arm function in people with stroke. We examined the effect of playing a fun and engaging air hockey video game compared with reaching tasks with arm display feedback during various arm weight-support conditions in a group of people with stroke. The results showed that the reaching distances achieved with the reaching task were greater than those covered with the video game. These findings highlight the importance of designing games that target specific areas of difficulty in movement to be useful for rehabilitation.
Volume 48 Number 4, 2011
Pages 431 — 444
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