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RESEARCH: Additional virtual reality training using Xbox Kinect in stroke survivors with hemiplegia.

Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 Oct;92(10):871-80. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0b013e3182a38e40. Additional virtual reality training using Xbox Kinect in stroke survivors with hemiplegia. Sin H, Lee G. Full Article Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of … Continue reading

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Disabled access to the Xbox Kinect – hardware and games

Much has been discussed since the release of the Kinect about its accessibility for wheelchair users or those with a disability. Early on Ablegamers.com published two articles – links below, that present the current issues and presented the hardware as … Continue reading

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Physiologic Responses and Energy Expenditure of Kinect Active Video Game Play in Schoolchildren.

Stephen R. Smallwood, MSc; Michael M. Morris, MSc; Stephen J. Fallows, PhD; John P. Buckley, PhD Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. 2012;166(11):1005-1009. +/- Click for more/less Abstract OBJECTIVE To evaluate the physiologic responses and energy expenditure of active video … Continue reading

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Exergames for the elderly: towards an embedded Kinect-based clinical test of falls risk.

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2012;178:51-7.Garcia JA, Felix Navarro K, Schoene D, Smith ST, Pisan Y. University of Technology Sydney, FEIT, Australia. +/- Click for more/less AbstractFalls are the leading cause of disability, injuries or even death among older adults. Exercise … Continue reading

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Burn Calories on Kinect, Track Them With Kinect PlayFit

July 10, 2012REDMOND, Wash Kinect PlayFit is a new fitness dashboard on Xbox LIVE that lets players track the calories they burn while having fun with Kinect. The new dashboard joins a growing number of titles and experiences that use … Continue reading

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Kinect imaging lets surgeons keep their focus.

17 May 2012 by MacGregor CampbellNew Scientist THE surgeon enters the operating theatre, covered in sterile blue scrubs. Machines beep and hiss. Nurses wait, tools at the ready: scalpel, forceps, bandage, Xbox… Xbox? On Tuesday last week, a surgeon at … Continue reading

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The Xbox Kinect in healthcare – a winning combination

Already a popular fitness tool, the Xbox Kinect is now being integrated into the healthcare industry and could modernise patient-doctor communications Games consoles like the Nintendo Wii and Xbox Kinect have revolutionised at-home fitness, filtering into the exercise industry with … Continue reading

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Microsoft Health Tech Today: Kinect for Health

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Kinect Effect

Microsoft are keen to promote the Kinects application within healthcare. The following website explains more! http://www.xbox.com/en-GB/Kinect/Kinect-Effect

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Xbox Kinect helps stroke patients recover.

By Laura McCardle August 30, 2011 A state-of-the-art games console is being used to help patients regain mobility and balance after suffering a brain injury. For the last six weeks Niamh Cronin, a clinical engineering student, has been using the … Continue reading

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