Condition: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a condition in which an injury to the brain is caused by a blow to head or body. It covers a wide range of injuries from mild to severe which lead to a host of physical and psychological problems
Traditional treatment: Treatments and rehabilitation can include drugs such as anti-seizure medication, surgery to repair damage and many kinds of therapy (physical, occupational, speech).
How gaming can help: Researchers from Central Michigan University found that patients with TBI who followed a program of Xbox/Kinect-based exercises and games, such as skateboarding, significantly improved balance, coordination and stability. Gaming was found to provide as much benefit as traditional therapy, but at reduced cost.