MTech offers more than games for spinal rehab

Christchurch-based MTech Games is carrying out trials in partnership with the Burwood Academy for Independent Living to help patients learn wheelchair skills using computer simulation.

MTech was set up by Margaret Pickering and Brook Waters to explore possibilities for virtual reality in medical practice.

The company buys services provided by video games company team, Stickmen Media, which they also founded.

An earlier pilot study with six people with tetraplegia found the virtual experience helpful at reproducing the experience of operating a powered wheelchair.

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Stuff NZ| Posted by Chris Hutching on September 22, 2017

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