Virtual Reality System Improves Balance in Research Funded by National MS Society
March 4, 2016
Imbalance is present in many people with MS. Alon Kalron, PhD (Sheba Medical Center, Ramat Gan, Israel) and colleagues were funded with a Pilot Research Award from the Society to study whether a six-week virtual reality program could improve balance and reduce fear of falling in 30 people with MS who had unstable walking. The system consists of a moving platform and projection screen. Compared with a standard exercise program, the team found significant improvements in the group using virtual reality. The system is not widely available, but research is advancing to give people with MS better access to such cutting-edge approaches.
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