Navigation Links
Playing Video Game May Boost MS Patients' Balance: Study
Date:8/26/2014

or regain control of their muscles, he said.

Prosperini was inspired to study a video game treatment for MS when he saw patients in rehabilitation using a balance-boosting system that reminded him of an old Atari video game. Then a commercial about the Wii Balance Board caught his attention. The balance board, shaped a bit like a weight scale, detects a person's movements and allows them to be translated into action on a TV screen.

Prosperini tried to get a grant from Nintendo to support research. The company wasn't interested, he said, but he obtained funding from the Italian MS Society.

His previous research has supported the idea that patients regain balance when they use the Wii Balance Board. The new study aimed to understand what's happening in their brains.

In the new study, published online Aug. 26 in Radiology, 27 MS patients were split into two groups. One group spent three months doing nothing special while the other group played with the Wii Balance Board for 30 to 40 minutes daily, five days a week. Then the groups reversed roles: Those who had done nothing special used the balance board for three months, while the others stopped using it.

Another 15 healthy people tried the system, too.

All participants had specialized MRI scans to detect any physiological changes in the brain.

The researchers found that patients regained some balance, presumably by using the board, and their brains actually changed. Using the video game was tied to improvements in the protective sheath around nerves, leading to better conduction of impulses between the body and brain, Prosperini said.

It's not clear if other kinds of training might also help MS patients regain balance, he said. But video games like those that use the balance board might have similar benefits because they require patients to mimic movements that they see on screen, potentially providing an extra brain boost.

LaRocca, of the MS Society,
'/>"/>

Copyright©2014 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Study finds that single mothers can reduce stress by playing, engaging with children
2. Playing Several Sports Keeps Kids Slimmer: Study
3. Canadian researcher is on a mission to create an equal playing field at the Paralympic Games
4. Is your memory playing tricks on you? Check your medicine cabinet!
5. Can Playing Soccer Lead to Brain Damage?
6. Reading, writing and playing games may help aging brains stay healthy
7. Playing Cards May Prevent Brain Aging According to a New Research Reviewed by The Project for Natural Health Choices, Inc
8. Playing for Fun May Reduce Young Athletes Injuries
9. Answers on Aging: Now Playing on Your iPod
10. Brock Educational Seminar Brings Experts in Injury Prevention, Sustainability and Landscape Design Together to Discuss Building Safer, More Eco-effective Playing Fields
11. Study shows displaying lab costs upfront can save money
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Playing Video Game May Boost MS Patients' Balance: Study 
(Date:7/1/2015)... ... 01, 2015 , ... During the first week of June, ... and Development) and Chuck Corso (Associate Sales Trainer) participated in the 44th Annual ... together learning and development professionals from more than 300 life sciences companies around ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... , ... - (PRWEB) July 01, 2015 , ... Lisa ... nationwide virtual 5K on August 15-16th (MSG Keys’ birthday) in memory of her late ... highly decorated soldier and recipient of the Bronze Star Medal, died during a Special ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... ... July 01, 2015 , ... “Well-meaning social policy often has ... in FIU’s School of International and Public Affairs. , The researchers ... the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, which is a nationally representative ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... West Orange, NJ (PRWEB) , ... July 01, 2015 , ... Scoliosis is a disorder ... to the National Scoliosis Foundation, it affects 2 to 3 percent of the population, or ... ages, scoliosis most often develops in children between the ages of 10 and 15. Most ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... ... 01, 2015 , ... Boar’s Head Brand®, one of the ... Independence Day celebrations with new takes on classic dishes. From chicken salad with ... any summertime get together. , “Celebrating with family, friends, and great food is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Mission Pharmacal Company: Alamo Pharma Services' Training Leaders Take Steps to Further Expand Capabilities for Mission Pharmacal and Other Clients 2Health News:Mission Pharmacal Company: Alamo Pharma Services' Training Leaders Take Steps to Further Expand Capabilities for Mission Pharmacal and Other Clients 3Health News:Mission Pharmacal Company: Alamo Pharma Services' Training Leaders Take Steps to Further Expand Capabilities for Mission Pharmacal and Other Clients 4Health News:Wife of Fallen Special Forces Soldier to Host Nationwide ‘Virtual 5K’ for Charity 2Health News:Wife of Fallen Special Forces Soldier to Host Nationwide ‘Virtual 5K’ for Charity 3Health News:Researchers find that medical marijuana laws increase recreational marijuana use among juveniles 2Health News:Scoliosis: A Guide for Parents from Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Fabien Bitan 2Health News:Scoliosis: A Guide for Parents from Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Fabien Bitan 3Health News:Scoliosis: A Guide for Parents from Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Fabien Bitan 4Health News:Boar’s Head Helps Craft a Delicious Independence Day 2Health News:Boar’s Head Helps Craft a Delicious Independence Day 3
... , NEW YORK , ... that FINRA has determined that the ex-dividend date will be January ... by its Board of Directors on December 23, 2009 . The ... to trade without the right to receive the dividend payment. The cash ...
... and DC to gather on Tuesday morning at the corner of the ... sweet irony of the ,Ted Kennedy seat, sending health care to the ... almost like electing Saint Michael to govern hell." , WASHINGTON ... Randall Terry , Director, Operation Rescue Insurrecta Nex: , Time: ...
... , ASHEVILLE, N.C. , Jan. 19 ... companies are working hard to adjust their recipes to find ways to ... option that is all natural, low in sodium—40% to 70% less than ... and only natural low sodium sea salt. Total sales that year did ...
... Jan. 19 Speaker Nancy Pelosi , House Majority ... held a press availability this afternoon in the Capitol following a Democratic ... Pelosi: Good afternoon. , As you may be aware, we just ... that I know you,re aware of in Massachusetts and the ...
... Finding moves research closer to helping people with spinal injuries, ... Transplanted neurons grown from embryonic stem cells were able to ... , Researchers from Stanford Medical School say their study was ... to become specific brain cells and to link correctly in ...
... , TUESDAY, Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) -- The majority of ... Near East 10,000 years ago, say English researchers who ... from father to son. , "We focused on the commonest ... -- it follows a gradient from south-east to north-west, reaching ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Southridge Funds Facilitate Special Capital Distribution for Technest Shareholders 2Health News:Ocean's Flavor Natural Sea Salt is Helping Companies Reach Low Sodium Goals 2Health News:Ocean's Flavor Natural Sea Salt is Helping Companies Reach Low Sodium Goals 3Health News:Transcript of Pelosi, House Democratic Leaders' Press Availability Today Following Leadership Meeting 2Health News:Transcript of Pelosi, House Democratic Leaders' Press Availability Today Following Leadership Meeting 3Health News:Stem Cells Become Functioning Neurons in Mice 2
(Date:7/1/2015)... SAN DIEGO , July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization ... the company will ring The Nasdaq stock market ... is celebrating the growing success of its Go ... Over 3.6 million cataract procedures are performed annually ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... Lupin , ... Number of MPP Sub-licensees to Fourteen Companies   ... the rapid expansion of its network of generic manufacturers to ... develop MPP-licensed antiretrovirals (ARVs). New companies Lupin and Strides Arcolab ... HIV medicine the MPP licensed from ViiV Healthcare two months ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... N.J. , July 1, 2015  Celsion Corporation ... today announced that Michael H. Tardugno , Chairman, ... Cantor Fitzgerald,s Inaugural Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, July 8, ... held at Le Parker Meridien Hotel located at 119 ... 10019. A copy of the presentation ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Imprimis Pharmaceuticals to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell 2Imprimis Pharmaceuticals to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell 3Imprimis Pharmaceuticals to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell 4The Medicines Patent Pool Increases its Generic Manufacturing Network to Ramp-Up Production of Low Cost Antiretrovirals (ARVs) 2The Medicines Patent Pool Increases its Generic Manufacturing Network to Ramp-Up Production of Low Cost Antiretrovirals (ARVs) 3Celsion Corporation to Present at Cantor Fitzgerald's Inaugural Healthcare Conference on July 8, 2015 2
... LAS VEGAS, Jan. 10, 2012 What: ... the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.  The Ion ... one day for $1,000 When:   Tuesday, ... hours Where:   Las Vegas Convention Center, ...
... Jan. 10, 2012   Reportlinker.com announces that a new ... The Outlook for Medical Devices ... .html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Medical_Devices 66 Key Markets Covered ... device market will approach US$350 billion, an annual ...
Cached Medicine Technology:The Outlook for Medical Devices Worldwide 2
... and Mini Step™ device components are supplied sterile. ... Use System is supplied sterile in 2/3, 5, ... various configurations and combinations. They are used in ... and the Step™ radially Expandable Sleeve. The 5, ...
... Premium One-Step™ single-use system device is comprised ... device components for creating each access port ... , Step™ insufflation and access needle, ... separately. , Step™ radially expandable sleeve, 100 ...
BLUNTPORT Plus Single Use Converterless 5 mm - 12 mm Trocar System for Open Laparoscopy....
... PLUS V2 RT single-use obturator has a sharp ... ,The Auto Suture™ VERSAPORT™ PLUS V2 RT ... 11 mm and 12 mm diameters with a ... 5 mm short single-use obturators are not available ...
Medicine Products: