Joana Fernandes, PHD
Children with cerebral palsy (CP) may improve their touch and hand sensitivity by playing “serious video games,” according to a small study. More studies are necessary, however, to confirm this finding.
The study is part of a PhD project conducted by David Hobbs from Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia.
Most treatments for CP patients try to exercise muscles throughout the body and improve muscle stiffness, movement control, and posture so patients can be independent while doing daily activities, such as feeding or dressing. However, exercise therapies can sometimes feel like work, and kids with CP may quickly lose their interest and engagement.