Therapeutic Video Games Aimed at Variety of Illnesses


By:Rick Nauert PHD

Video games are often criticized for supposedly contributing to inactivity and obesity. A new study discusses a new genre of specially created video games that provide therapeutic value.

In a new publication, researchers from the University of Utah discuss how video games can be used to help patients with cancer, diabetes, asthma, depressionautism and Parkinson’s disease.

The study, published in the journalScience Translational Medicine, illustrates how therapeutic video games can show health-related benefits.

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