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Articles Tagged: Games

Doctors use gaming to mend spinal injuries

Published: April 13, 2014 | Category: News

NEW DELHI: The rehabilitation department of Indian Spinal Injuries Centre has introduced a new and engaging form of rehabilitation: video games. This new form of virtual reality therapy has helped patients become more motivated and engaged during rehabilitation.

In a crowded rehab room, Vinod Kumar diligently stands on a balance board-a game console-and stares at the TV screen. He leans to the left, and on the screen the skier copies his movements. The goal of the skiing game is to reach the end of the slope and avoid obstacles, but the true goal is for Kumar to practice his balance. Continue Reading »

QuadStick: A Game Controller for Quadriplegics

Published: February 6, 2014 | Category: Featured News

kickstarter-badge-funded-300x286A mouth and voice operated game controller, mouse, and keyboard to assist a disabled gamer in playing games on the PS3, PC or Android

The QuadStick has a joystick, four sip & puff sensors, a lip position sensor, and a push switch, connected to a 32 bit ARM processor that converts the sensor inputs into USB and Bluetooth signals for host devices.

Kickstarter Project – QuadStick: A Game Controller for Quadriplegics Continue Reading »

Casa Grande man’s controller lets people with spinal cord injuries get their game on

Published: January 11, 2013 | Category: Featured News

Luis Pena president of LP Accessible TechnologiesCASA GRANDE, Arizona — A Casa Grande man who is a former U.S. Border Patrol agent created and patented a video game controller for people with severe spinal cord injuries.

Luis Pena formed LP Accessible Technologies and created the controller out of necessity. He was injured in an auto accident on the job in 2007 and is a quadriplegic.

His company focuses on building video game controllers that disabled people can use to play video games.

A longtime video game buff, Pena missed playing games after he recovered from the accident. So, he set out to create a controller he, and other people with disabilities, could use. Continue Reading »

LP Accessible Technologies

Published: January 3, 2013 | Category: Links

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LP Accessible Technologies was founded by Luis Pena. Luis became a quadriplegic on October 18, 2007 when he was involved in a rollover accident while working. Living with the injury inspired him to build a product and provide it to others that would allow them to game again; as he did prior to the accident. The LP Pad was invented as a result to his determination to be more independent and desire to socialize with the world. Continue Reading »

LP Accessible Technologies

Published: April 26, 2011 | Category: Videos

Accessible Gaming Technologies from LPAccessibleTechnologies.com

Girls build their futures in wheelchair sports program

Published: February 10, 2011 | Category: News

DOWNEY – The happy memories of a wonderful Christmas changed in an instant when four-year-old Katarina Milatovich and her family were involved in a horrific car accident on their way home from their holiday celebration.

Although her mom and brother were hurt, they soon recovered. But Katarina suffered an injury that would last a lifetime — a spinal cord injury that left her unable to walk.

“Imagine this happy, playful, wonderful girl who suddenly found herself in a wheelchair,” her mother Natasha says. “When she went to school she was different from the other kids. She felt like an outsider.” Continue Reading »

AbleGamers

Published: January 3, 2011 | Category: Links

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AbleGamers – a community for the disabled – is the best source for news and game accessibility reviews on the latest video games and devices for disabled gamers. Continue Reading »

Wii Rehabilitation Therapy

Published: December 3, 2010 | Category: News

The GameGame System Not Just Entertainment

Nintendo’s Wii game system is far more reaching than just among the teenage crowd. This new fad is now becoming the newest rehabilitation therapy today. It is used in patient therapy for those recovering from strokes, surgery, contact injuries, multiple sclerosis and more. Continue Reading »

Guide to Best Apps for People Living with Paralysis

Published: October 7, 2010 | Category: Information

Apps designed for SmartPhones (Blackberry, Iphone, Android) and IPads can help increase independence and improve the quality of life for people who have limited mobility from paralysis. These apps can be powerful tools for people living with a spinal cord injury or using a wheelchair due to another injury or disease. The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation have created the Guide to the Best Apps for People Living with Paralysis to help people find those apps that will most enhance their lives. Continue Reading »

Spinal cord patients enjoy swimming competition

Published: August 30, 2010 | Category: News

Digam Limbu, 23, had sustained spinal cord injury in a road accident in Qatar on August 28 last year. The accident changed Limbu´s life, who then worked in Qatar. His legs do not function and he is confined to wheelchair.

A year on, a happy moment came in his life as he won the title of a swimming competition of athletes with spinal cord injury on Sunday. Limbu clocked 39.98 seconds to complete 25 meters in the competition organized by Nepal Spinal Cord Injury Sports Association with assistance from wushu player Sami Lama and Buddha Prakash School, Jorpati. Continue Reading »