turns out that the physiotherapy passes much more successful if it is supplemented by a range of modern technical devices, such as 3D-glasses, gloves and robotic games with the system tracking movements of the player.
The use of these high-tech devices for recovery after a stroke can improve strength and motor activity of the entire hand is much faster and more efficiently.
Research Associates School of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy at McGill University (Montreal, Canada) carefully studied the results of five studies of rehabilitation of patients after stroke.Age stroke patients ranged from 26 to 88 years.
It was found that in those patients who undergo rehabilitation with the assistance of virtual technology, disturbances in motor function recovered almost 5 times faster and more efficiently than in patie
For such therapy include, for example, play a virtual piano with the help of special robotic glove or catch bugs in simulated 3D-glasses.
«This technology is very pleasant for patients, since it forces them to think creatively.As a result, they are working on the restoration of the disturbed functions more persistently and insistently, "- says lead researcher Professor Mindy Levin.She explains it's all about the plasticity of brain structures, which have the ability to restructure.This is what has been a virtual therapy.
Various studies have shown that after a stroke in 55-75% of patients develop motor disorders of varying severity, such as paralysis, muscle weakness and impaired coordination.Despite the fact that physiotherapy and occupational therapy to help patients cope with these disorders, improvements tend to be very moderate.
More and more work suggests that the brain has great potential for restoration after damage.However, the required high-intensity repetitive activity, which is not possible to achieve these goals through traditional rehabilitation.And it is here, according to Professor Levin, and go to the scene of virtual reality technology, which can effectively help the patient in the most friendly and acceptable form for him.
A study of Canadian scientists have been published in the journal Stroke.
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