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Older People’s Motivation to Use Falls Prevention Exergames

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By Wytske M.A. MEEKES and Emma STANMORE, The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK; Email: wytske.meekes@manchester.ac.uk; This study is published in the (2016) Proceedings of the Second West Midlands Health Informatics Network Conference (WIN 2016). Digital Health, 2 . pp. 11-13. ISSN 2055-2076. This study investigated the factors that influenced the […]

MIRA Therapy for Rehabilitation of Adults with Ataxia – Case Study

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By Anamaria Badea, Polaris Medical   Abstract In this paper we follow the evolution of a 43 year old patient with cerebellar syndrome using the MIRA system for improving upper limb coordination. Progress was measured using MIRA motion statistics data as well as Berg and SARA scales. Introduction Games are good fun but also extremely practical. […]

The development and clinical testing of remotely monitored MIRA Exergames to improve function and prevent falls

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Authors:  Emma K Stanmore, Senior Lecturer1, Wytske Meekes1, Research Assistant, Vicky Bell1, Research Associate, Kelly Hagan2, Physiotherapist, Debra Maloney2, Operations Manager, Angela Easdon2, Senior Physiotherapist, Jay Chillala3, Consultant in Elderly Health, Bibhas Roy3, Orthopaedic Consultant, Chris Todd1, Professor of Primary Care and Community Health.   Affiliation: ¹School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work and MAHSC […]

Gamification and The Psychological Theory of Increasing Motivation for Physiotherapy

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What is Gamification? Gamification is defined as “the application of elements of game-design and principles of game in a non-game environment to improve user experience and user engagement, loyalty and fun “or “a process of consolidation of elements of a specific experience of the game in order to support the value created for the user.” […]

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 […]

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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, […]