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E-therapy is the term to describe any therapy course or session which takes place entirely within social virtual reality, with none of the participants physically present with one another. An e-therapy session may be led by a trained therapist, or it may be run by amateur lay people.

E-therapy takes its strength from the degree of physical separation: physical expressions cannot be read by the other participants, making it hard for the therapist to understand fully the emotional state. Of course the flip side of that is the lack of face-to-face contact makes it easier for participants to tell the truth.

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Robotic Therapy offers Natural Rewiring
MIT have released details of their work with robotic physio therapy to help children suffering from the uncomfortable condition of cerebral palsy, and stroke victims, gain maximum control over their given physical body.

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Using Brain Control Interfaces as Rehabilitation Therapy
It was long suspected but never proven that attaching a neuroprosthetic to the brain, was a valid way of providing therapy, and inspiring growth in the organ. Never proven until now, that is.

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Paedophile Brains, can VR Help?
Paedophilia, the sexual attraction of adults to children, is a significant public health concern and it does not respond well to normal treatment. If the wiring in the brain is indeed different, then this is why traditional therapy does not work in these cases. Perhaps...Perhaps a virtual reality can.

This is a physical therapy based book, in its second edition. It attempts to provide all the essential information required to make accurate judgements about orthotic/prosthetic prescription and fabrication to give readers a foundation for gait assessment.

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Optogenetics and Neuroprosthetics Combine
Optogenetics as a field of study, is only a few years old but already a means has been found to make use of it in living brains. Light-detecting proteins combined with gene therapy and an optical neuroprosthetic with a BrainGate style 3D array allow true two-way communication between the brain and a computer system.

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Social VR (Second Life) offers healing, therapeutic options for users
A lengthy, somewhat deeply personal look at the advantages of adding - note not replacing - to your therapy requirements via semi-anonymous sessions in virtual environements. Bonding with other individuals in group sessions accomplishes more when the fear of gossip in the individual's home town is completely removed.


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Online psychotherapy is just as efficient as conventional therapy. Three months after the end of the therapy, patients given online treatment even displayed fewer symptoms. For the first time, clinical researchers from the University of Zur...

A common antibiotic can function as an "off switch" for a gene therapy being developed for Parkinson's disease, according to University of Florida researchers writing online in advance of September's Molecular Therapy.


EnteroMedics Inc., developer of medical devices using neuroblocking technology to treat obesity, and other gastrointestinal disorders, has announced results from its clinical trials of a prosthetic implant designed to block part of the vaga...

Five years after the attacks, nearly 65 percent of the victims still suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center is offering victims virtual-reality therapy through two new clini...

Just one week of speech therapy may reorganize the brain, helping to reduce stuttering, according to a study published in the August 8, 2012, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.