After excessively violent events, shoot ’em up games regularly come under scrutiny. In Norway, several first-person shooter games actually disappeared from the market for a while after the killings. Does intense fighting on a flat screen display also result in aggressive behavior in real life? Researchers from the University of Bonn found brain activity patterns […]
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A musical computer game to help children with autism learn and relax has been unveiled to the public at the Abertay Digital Graduate Show. John Steven, a Creative Sound Production student at the University of Abertay Dundee, built a game designed to help autistic children learn about color and shape recognition, while also helping to […]
Computer games are not just for kids. New research published in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, a BioMed Central open access journal, shows that computer games can speed up and improve a patient’s recovery from paralysis after a stroke. Check the end of this report for a link to download this open access study.
According to a new study conducted by researchers in Connecticut, the Wii Fit™ offers patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) an effective workout – and one that, because it is enjoyable, patients are more likely to use. The results will be presented at the ATS 2011 International Conference in Denver.
A small Johns Hopkins Children’s Center study of children and teens with cystic fibrosis (CF) shows that simple exercise, individually tailored to each patient’s preference and lifestyle, can help improve lung function and overall fitness. Frequent lung infections, breathing problems, and decreased lung function are the hallmark symptoms of CF, a genetic disorder marked by […]
A new tool which measures brain waves in children with physical and neurological impairments, such as cerebral palsy, is being developed by researchers at the University of Hertfordshire. Hock Gan, a PhD student at the University’s School of Computer Science is working with Ian Glasscock at Games for Life to use an electroencephalography (EEG) headset […]
Middle school-aged children who participated in interactive digital gaming activities that feature player movement (exergaming), such as dancing or boxing, increased their energy expenditure to a level of moderate or vigorous intensity, according to a report posted online today that will appear in the July print issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one […]
Parents may have good reason to be concerned about how much time their kids have been spending playing their new video games since the holidays. A new study by an international research team, including an Iowa State University psychologist, found further evidence that video game “addiction” exists globally and that greater amounts of gaming, lower […]