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RESEARCH BY HCN HEALTHCARE NEWS

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Can virtual reality (VR) technology improve results for peoplereceiving physical therapy? This is the question researchers atAmerican International College (AIC) are attempting to answer.In his role as director of Academic Computing, Ben Mojica seeks outinnovative opportunities for his colleagues at AIC’s Colaccino Centerfor Health Sciences. Through networking meetings, he became awareof XR Health, a Boston-based company developing the use of …

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RESEARCH BY JOVE JOURNAL

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As far as acquiring motor skills is concerned, training by voluntary physical movement is superior to all other forms of training (e.g. training by observation or passive movement of trainee’s hands by a robotic device). This obviously presents a major challenge in the rehabilitation of a paretic limb since voluntary control of physical movement is limited. Here, we describe a …

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RESEARCH BY PHYSICAL THERAPY JOURNAL

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The primary focus of rehabilitation for individuals with loss of upper limb movement as a result of acquired brain injury is the relearning of specific motor skills and daily tasks. This relearning is essential because the loss of upper limb movement often results in a reduced quality of life. Although rehabilitation strives to take advantage of neuroplastic processes during recovery, …