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Welcome to the MIRA Blog

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Exercise? Why not play a game instead?   Finding exercises difficult, four friends, all computer and software geeks, decided ‘Wouldn’t it be interesting if patients could play their way to recovery?’ They started to build MIRA using the Microsoft Kinect (a mainstream motion sensor camera), to transform conventional exercises into interactive video games, all stored […]

Children with cerebral palsy and hemiparesis following MIRA therapy

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I M Moldovan1, O Ghircău1, A Podar1, O Rîză1, R A Moldovan2 1Socio-medical services complex ”Maria Beatrice”, Alba-Iulia, ROMANIA, ongmariabeatrice@yahoo.com 2Alba-Iulia Emergency County Hospital   Abstract Adapted Movement-Based Interactive Video Games (MBIVG) and the Microsoft’s Kinect motion sensor constitute a promising new therapy for children with cerebral palsy (CP). We report the evolution of a 7 […]

Post-Op Shoulder Patients can Rehab with Exergames

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by: Sophia Hashim General MIRA is currently undergoing two large randomised control trial studies, one focused on adults with musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders, and another studying the effect of using MIRA on falls prevention. The research project- A Multi-centre, Randomised, Controlled Study Comparing Gamification With Remote Monitoring Against Standard Rehabilitation, for Patients After Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompression […]

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Case study of a 15 year old with Down syndrome who uses MIRA for rehabilitation

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Down syndrome, also known as trisomy 21, is a genetic condition (abnormality in the human genome) present from conception, caused by the presence of an extra 21 chromosome¹, resulting in a total of 47 chromosomes instead of 46. In the world, 1 in 800 children are born with this syndrome. The total number of people […]

The Effects of the Clinically Based Virtual Rehabilitation Gaming Platform MIRA Following an Upper Extremity Injury: A Case Series

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by Glasser Mayrsohn S*, Romeo A* and Mayrsohn B†: *Metropolitan Physical and Occupational Therapy, Great Neck, NY. †University of Central Florida College of Medicine/Director of Metro Innovation.   Clinical Case Presentations Background: There have been significant advances in virtual reality gaming consoles over the past decade. These virtual reality games have grown to include motion capture technology […]

Research highlights 2014-2015: Validation studies on MIRA

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The MIRA system is a software application with features that far surpass the gamification of physical rehabilitation. It is an innovative tool with features designed to offer therapists quantitative data on patient performance, measurement statistics and assessment information. Accurate and objective measurements of adherence, engagement time, repetitions performed, speed, acceleration and range of motion (ROM) […]

Congenital Disorder of Glycosylation

Case study on a 14 years old girl with a very rare condition: Congenital Disorder of Glycosylation

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Case study by Teodora-Gabriela Fleseru, MD, Pediatric Resident, 1st Pediatric Clinic, Cluj-Napoca and Silaghi Ciprian, Kinesiotherapist at A smile with MIRA, Cluj-Napoca   Introduction PMM2-CDG, MPI-CDG , ALG3-CDG, RFT1-CDG,  SSR4-CDG, MOGS-CDG1, no, it’s not a secret code or letters from a crossword as you may think. CDG is a way of living for Timea (14 years old), a young girl from […]

2015

MIRA 2015 Highlights

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2015 was an exciting year for MIRA with achievements, events, conferences, and mentions    Achievements January 2015: MIRA chosen as one of 50 London Startups (Healthcare) on Founders Grid – 50 London Startups You Absolutely Must Know About. March 2015: MIRA presented at TED 2015 – Over 1 Million views! – Vancouver, Canada     […]

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Case study of an 80-year-old woman and 90-year-old man using MIRA Exergames

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Case study by Dr. Emma Stanmore, Lecturer in Nursing at the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work – The University of Manchester and Wytske Meekes, Research assistant.   Abstract One in three older people (aged 65 years or older) fall each year, which can result in physical and psychological problems such as fractures, disability, […]