Neuroscientists develop video game for stroke recovery


After a stroke, it is often possible — with months of therapy and
determination — for the brain to relearn how to control a weakened
limb. Finding the resources (therapist, finances, time) can be the
bigger hurdle.

Enter Circus Challenge, the first in a coming suite of action video games designed by Newcastle University stroke experts and the new company Limbs Alive to provide extra in-home therapy.

“Eighty percent of patients do not regain full recovery of arm and
hand function and this really limits their independence and ability to
return to work,” pediatric neuroscience professor Janet Eyre at Newcastle, who set up Limbs Alive to produce the games, said in a news release.

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