A new report that playing simple card games can stroke patients with their recovery just as much as virtual reality gaming. Canadian researchers a test on 141 patients to whether gaming or more traditional games was better at treating stroke sufferers. They that playing cards, games like dominoes, and even throwing a paper ball into a basket patients' motor skills. They said playing bingo or using a Wii games console also recovery from a stroke. The researchers that if the type of task used for the rehabilitation of motor skills is intensive, repetitive and the hands and arms moving, it will those recovering from a stroke.
A stroke when the blood supply to part of the brain is off. It can to death if not quickly. Following a stroke, sufferers can a number of physical changes such as drooping face muscles, slurred speech and a loss of strength in the arms and legs. The researchers said it wasn't clear whether virtual reality gaming or traditional games sufferers more. Researcher Dr Gustavo Saposnik said: "We all technology and have the tendency to think that new technology is better than old-fashioned strategies, but sometimes that's not the case. In this study, we that simple recreational activities that can implemented anywhere may as effective as technology."