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  • zegolf 4:09 pm on June 14, 2010 Permalink
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    @mjpilon My fiancee is getting ready to finish up her DPT, and you mentioning that does put an interesting spin on things. I never considered that they could be considering rehabbers as a demographic. I’ll have to get her opinion on things…

    Good luck with your schooling. She does nothing but talk about all of the work, so I’m guessing it’s difficult. That’s why I was a business major!

  • mjpilon 4:05 pm on June 14, 2010 Permalink
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    @angryjedi As a physical therapy student, I would agree that there can be great usage for Kinatic/Move as rehab tools just like Wii has been so far.

    The ability to allow the patients to interact with something and eliminate much of the abstract nature of rehabbing and regaining basic functional abilities is a great tool that my future profession and others (mostly occupational therapy to be honest) can utilize.

    Note that there are still issues with using these game consoles for this purposes. The accuracy of these systems leaves to be desired so far (I’m still somewhat skeptical on Move/Kinatic until we get more reports or some hands-on). If the systems are unaccurate, the system’s feedback can’t properly cue the patient to work in the right patterns and thus, can lead to the “waving” we often see with Wii games and the healthy population because the patient will be motivate to succeed at the “game” and thus do whatever they have to to succeed. Thus, we are really only working general mobility and function, and in some respects, cardio instead of the precise movements and coordination which should be the real goals with such a system.

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