Scientists Develop Video Game to Help Stroke Victims Regain Limb Function

Strokes, which occur when blood flow to the brain is interrupted, result in the death of brain cells. Depending upon the area of the brain that sustained damage, survivors may have lasting effects including speech difficulties or loss of function and weakness in a limb. Recovering full, or nearly full, function is possible. However, this requires many months of intense therapy, which is costly and can be logistically challenging for patients who have to travel to see a therapist.

Active Video Games May Not Increase Physical Activity in Children

A study published in the journal Pediatrics shows that children given “active” video games meant to encourage whole-body movement don’t necessarily increase physical activity.

Kids playing a Nintendo Wii