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Mixed-reality system enhances physical therapy

August 19, 2009

A KTVK-3TV news report shows how rehabilitation systems for stroke victims are advancing through a partnership of Arizona State University researchers and Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa, Ariz.  

The Mixed Reality Rehabilitation system is the work of experts in bioengineering, computer science and engineering, electrical engineering, media arts, music and psychology. The research team is led by the School of Arts, Media and Engineering, a partnership of ASU's Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts and Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

The virtual-reality system combines patient interaction with audiovisual elements in a therapy regimen designed to help stroke victims regain their range of movement and sensory abilities.

Watch the KTVK-3TV report: Extra: Stroke Rehabilitation

Learn more: Rehabilitation system supports stroke patients.