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Carers UK Forum • New Technology to aid Stroke victims
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New Technology to aid Stroke victims

Posted: Tue May 29, 2012 10:38 am
by tinkq
Has anyone heard about the new equipment reported in the news recently, which aims to help people recovering after a stroke?

It's apparently a computer game, based around circus tricks but has been designed to help aid recovery because it needs players to do certain actions (similar to physiotherapy) to complete tasks etc.

It's said that it helps recovery because it helps motivate people as it is competitive and does not become repetitive like physiotherapy can be.

To find out more click here http://bit.ly/amazingtechnology

I was curious to know what people caring for loved ones after a stoke thought of this idea versus conventional methods of recovery.

Re: New Technology to aid Stroke victims

Posted: Tue May 29, 2012 9:18 pm
by charles47
Anything that might work is worth a try.

Re: New Technology to aid Stroke victims

Posted: Tue May 29, 2012 10:19 pm
by Brindleboy123
It certainly is an interesting concept. A neighbour of mine sadly is obsessed with computer games and prior to his stroke was sat at his computer a minimum of 16 hours a day, eating all meals in front of the screen to ensure that"his animals didn't die" on Facebook! Unfortunately I don't think this would benefit him as he refuses to exercise and prefers to now use the computer with one hand leaving his affected arm simply resting at his side as once again he obsesses over the animals. Image

If the new game can help others though....bring it on!

Bell x

Re: New Technology to aid Stroke victims

Posted: Tue May 29, 2012 11:34 pm
by Scally
A neighbour of mine sadly is obsessed with computer games
Bell x
My cousins husband - aman in his early sixties - was a successful Dot-Com businessman but gradually became more depressed and withdrawn and now is lost to the world, playing games and supporting gaming communities. Its as bad as drugs or gambling. Lets not pretend these are teenage obsessions: they can afflict people of any age. I spent a couple of years in the 1990's playing one particular strategy game almost non-stop myself: it was much more interesting than family or work which became mere distractions: my addiction was only cured when I was able to beat the computer at the highest level.