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Stroke Patients Soon May Have Fun, High-tech Tool
November 10, 2008
The University of Central Florida (UFC) will immerse stroke survivors in a virtual world full of flying insects to help expand their range of movement. Researchers in UCF's Media Convergence Lab are teaming up with the California-based Virtual Reality Medical Center (VRMC) to create the program and software that will track patients' progress. VRMC obtained a contract last year from the National Science Foundation to develop the virtual program.
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