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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 interactive_video_games_appear_valuable_for_icu_patients parkinsons-disease BIG Fi H Games © Copyright 2012 Big Fish Games 2 months physical therapy

How Video Games Improve Health

shared by kate_dupree on Jul 18
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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