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Photo gallery: Healthcare uses motion-sensor games for therapy

Published on Nov 16, 2012 5:40 PM

Computer games are entering healthcare in a big way, with hospitals and rehab centres taking them more seriously. Some are putting money into developing games from scratch, while others are doing studies that examine how well gaming works compared to regular treatment.

The trend is due to the rise of motion-sensor gaming consoles in the past five years, such as the Wii and PS3. With games played using actual body movements, it can help stroke patients recover while having fun.