Wii helps stroke victims – May 2011

Friday, 06 May 2011
Neuroscience Research Australia

A 23-year-old stroke patient says she made a remarkable recovery after suffering a stroke because of rehabilitation therapy using Nintendo Wii.

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Stephanie Ho suffered a stroke in 2010, when she was just 22 years old, as a result of a congenital defect in the blood vessels of her brain. The stroke affected the left side of her brain, leaving her unable to move her right arm and hand.

Stephanie was invited to participate in a study at Neuroscience Research Australia, led by Dr Penelope McNulty, on the use of Nintendo Wii to improve recovery after stroke.

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