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Improving the care and prevention of falls for people with dementia

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Dr. Emma Stanmore – Senior lecturer, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work and MAHSC (Manchester Academic Health Science Centre), University of Manchester, emma.stanmore@manchester.ac.uk Falls are a common health concern and a leading cause of accidental death in older people worldwide. Over 30% of people aged 65 and over and 50% of people aged 80 […]

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 […]

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 This work has been published in the Journal PALESTRICA OF THE THIRD MILLENNIUM, Civilization and Sport, Vol. 18, no. 1, January-March 2017, 38–41, with the title Virtual occupational therapy in a child […]

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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 […]

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, […]