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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 […]

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     […]

JoyFallsPrevention

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, […]