The use of motion-tracking games for rehabilitation of the paretic upper extremity in individuals with stroke
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BACKGROUND: Every 45 seconds in the United States, someone experiences a stroke. Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the United States, which underscores the importance of access to efficacious and feasible rehabilitation treatment. Researchers have estimated that 77% of survivors experience upper extremity weakness, or paresis after stroke. When this weakness affects one side of the body, it is known as hemiparesis. Overall, a large volume of therapy is required to produce the neuroplastic changes that lead to meaningful recovery post-stroke, but with the constraints of conventional, ...