Video Game Training - Upper Extremity
Video game training (VGT) refers to the use of commercial video games (e.g. Nintendo Wii, Sony Playstation EyeToy) for post-stroke rehabilitation.
VGT is potentially beneficial in that it is affordable, designed to be entertaining and fun, and can be used at home. Prior to recommending the use of VGT for widespread clinical practice for upper limb rehabilitation, it is important to understand the current evidence regarding its effectiveness.
To date 1 high quality RCT, 1 fair quality RCT and 3 non-experimental studies have investigated the effect of video game training on upper-extremity rehabilitation.
Authors*: Adam Kagan BSc, Dr. Nicol Korner-Bitensky PhD OT
NOTE: *The authors and expert reviewers have no direct financial interest in any tools, tests or interventions presented in Stroke Engine.