VR for in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism and Cerebral Palsy.

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In the November edition of  Neuroepidemiology Dr. Wang and Reid of Virtual Reality and Neurorehabilitation Laboratory, Department of Rehabilitation Science, University of Toronto, discuss Virtual Reality in Pediatric Neurorehabilitation looking at the research in terms of VR use in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism and Cerebral Palsy.
The article can be found at http://bit.ly/fHPyf2

The authors found that there is potential of using VR with children with disabilities however the main drawback is that the VR systems are that they are limited by the extreme costs and the required expertise necessary to use them.

The HandTutor glove and dedicated rehabilitation system have been designed by occupational and physiotherapists so that the system can be combined with traditional therapy.

The glove is easy to put on and use. The virtual functional games have been designed to be customizable to the patients sensory, cognitive and movement ability. This feature ensures that the patients are encouraged to continue repetitive exercise practice and improve their ability to do everyday living tasks. www.HandTutor.com

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