9437 Computer game technology used to ease pain

Patients who have lost limbs are taking part in a pioneering trial which uses computer game technology to ease their pain.

A sensor like that used on a Nintendo Wii is attached to the stump and special software recreates the missing limb and its movements on screen.

Doctors think that using it regularly can bring long-term pain relief.

Because patients persuade the brain that the limb is really there by moving the whole leg and foot.

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  1. 9435 より:

    I was surprised that Wii is assistive technology.
    I think that it is hoped for the patient who have lost limbs.