Researchers from the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have adapted a Microsoft Surface to help kids with cerebral palsy get some valuable, fun therapy. Some kids with the disease were invited to Children’s Hospital Boston to try out the system.
Children’s Vector Blog explains:
The table is programmed with custom-developed games and activities that encourage the principal elements of cerebral palsy therapy. CP covers a variety of neurologic disorders with varying symptoms and mobility difficulties–Katie has spina bifida–so adaptability of the touchscreen technology is key. Games can be designed around specific goals, such as stretching, movement, range-of-motion, use of both or arms together or increased visual skills.
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