Vote 2020 graphic
Everything you need to know about and expect during
the most important election of our lifetimes

A Goofy Circus Video Game Is Helping Stroke Victims Recover

It's no fun recovering from a stroke and relearning to do simple things that were once totally natural. That's being offset by new video games that refine patients motor skills by having them play games that, for once, actually look fun.

Advertisement

The LimbsAlive games are a set called Circus Challenge. And while the soundtrack risks billowing over into psychological torture if you've got to play the games for hours and hours every single day, there's no question that building a real, actual game for people is more engaging than Stick The Dot in the Middle of the Circle, and other blockbuster recuperation games. The games run on tablets and PCs for now, with Wii/PS Move controllers, but you can easily see this getting hacked to work on actual consoles, or the Kinect. [LimbsAlive via CNET]

Share This Story

Get our newsletter

DISCUSSION

I was hoping this was on the iPad because my autistic son would love this game, especially the throwing knives part.