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18th February 2017 - New research

VIRTUAL REALITY AIDS PARKINSON'S DISEASE

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Virtual reality (VR) technology has been proposed as a new means of rehabilitating people with Parkinson's Disease that has added value over that of physiotherapy. It potentially optimises motor learning in a safe environment, and by replicating real-life scenarios could help improve functional activities of daily living.

Virtual reality (VR) means experiencing things through computers that don't really exist. It is a believable, and interactive 3D computer-created world that you can explore so that you feel you really are there, both mentally and physically. For more information go to : Virtual Reality

Most of the studies intended to improve motor function using commercially available devices were compared with the use of physiotherapy. The interventions lasted for between 4 and 12 weeks. In comparison to physiotherapy, Virtual Reality may lead to moderate improvement in step and stride length. Virtual Reality and physiotherapy may have similar effects on gait, balance, and quality of life.

However, the authors concluded that there was low-quality evidence of a positive effect of short-term Virtual Reality exercise on step and stride length.

Reference : The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews [2016] 12 : CD010760 (K.Dock, E.M.Bekkers, V.Van den Bergh, P.Ginis, L.Rochester, J.M.Hausdorff, A.Mirelman, A. Nieuwboer) Complete abstract For more news go to Parkinson's Disease News


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