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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. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis, and there is currently no cure for MS. 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. An estimated 1 million people live with MS in the United States. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, and it affects women three times more than men.

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