Virtual reality gave hope to people with Parkinson’s disease

Виртуальная реальность подарила надежду людям с болезнью Паркинсона

A new game based on virtual reality have helped patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease, going to move without losing balance.

According to Daily Mail, a new technique developed by researchers at the University of Utah regained the momentum in 10 patients who three times in a week trained under the system for six weeks.

Experts believe that such repetitive actions as walking, running and exercises on the treadmill, helped to keep muscle memory and prevent deterioration of its condition.

Виртуальная реальность подарила надежду людям с болезнью Паркинсона

The patient simulator in virtual reality

“The main advantage is that patients can face many obstacles and terrain, while in a safe environment and supported with equipment such as tether,” — explained K. Bo foreman, PhD and Director of the main branch of the Motion Capture Core of the University of Utah.

The participants of the experiment were positive about the resulting virtual experience.

The patients wore special glasses, shoes and clothes with sensors, and then cling to safety equipment.

Some tasks seem easier than others: for example, go straight across the field or jump over the stones.

But the huge variability of the reliefs makes the patients to apply different skills that can quickly become difficult, if not impossible, for people with Parkinson’s disease.

“Once we learn to walk, we will learn to deftly switch from walk to run, with a straight walk on a diagonal to the right and back. We can speed up or slow down and move left or right, up or down,” say the researchers about his method.

We will remind that doctors found that young blood transfusion suppresses the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

As reported by the portal “Znayu”, a wireless device implanted in the human brain, helps in the treatment of neurological disorders.

Also “Znayu” wrote that scientists have developed a new high-tech method for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.

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