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Can a Video Game Help Restore Mobility to People with Progressive MS? Society Funds Ohio State Researcher to Find Out

December 15, 2014

Read a Game Informer article about a trial that tests whether virtual kayaking with a weaker arm can improve upper arm function for people with progressive forms of multiple sclerosis. This trial is being funded by a National MS Society pilot research grant, a program to foster innovation and testing of high-risk ideas, to rehabilitation researcher Lynne Gauthier, PhD, at Ohio State University. 

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.

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