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How Video Games Improve Health

HOW VIDEO GAMES IMPROVE HEALTH IN ALL LIFE STAGES PARKINSON'S DISEASE gait velocity stride balance OUTCOME 55% 65% 55% physical therapy games for 3 months study of 20 elderly patients Video games help patients improve their movements. MOTOR DISABILITIES Virtual tabletop study of kids ages 3-15 years 3x Зх Зx 3x OUTCOME 1 month Virtual table video games improve range of motion for people with motor disabilities. AMBLYOPIA /LAZY EYE study of 100 kids playing video games Improvement: 1 year 30% significant 60% moderate OUTCOME Kids with lazy eye show improvement by using video games. PHYSICAL THERAPY study of 22 adults ages 33-64 years Wii OUTCOME Wii Fit 1 year less than $100 The Wii enhances the physical therapy in the ICU at a low cost. CHILDHOOD OBESITY study of kids ages 10-12 years 24h +2/+3 OUTCOME Kids are willing to increase their fruit & vegetable consumption by 2-3 servings. SOURCES www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101206201238.html www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2010-12/ehs-icd120510.php www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/05/100528131037.html www.vifit.org www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/04/100427171842.html www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2010-04/afot-avm042710.php www.exergamefitness.com/wordpress/?tag=case-study-for-exergaming www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120125143115.html www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110430133119.html www.abstracts2view.com/pas/view.php?nu=PAS11L1_3660 www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111023135651.html www.aao.org/newsroom/release/20111023.cfm www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/10/101012101243.html www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2010-10/giot-gtm101110.php www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111005111813.html www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/practical_play_ interactive_video_games_appear_valuable_for_icu_patients www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111019180024.html www.ucsf.edu/news/2011/10/10802/computer-games-help-people- parkinsons-disease www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110906191625.html www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-09/w-vrm090211.php www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/05/110515201320.html www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-05/bc-ngg051311.php BIG Fi H Games © Copyright 2012 Big Fish Games 2 months physical therapy

How Video Games Improve Health

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Video games have helped improve gait velocity, stride and balance in patients living with Parkinson’s disease and helped kids increase their fruit and vegetable consumption by 2-3 servings (with the...

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