Thursday, November 05, 2009

Studies to look at video games that could help people with disabilities

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced $1.85 million in funding for nine research projects involving the design of video-game technology to help people change behavior, manage chronic illness and improve communication. Among the projects that won funding: A study that will look at the effect of facial-perception video games on brain activity and facial-perception skills in children who have autism; and research that will examine if video-game use decreases the chances of people with Parkinson's disease suffering falls. Computerworld

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