Queens University Profiles NeuroDevNet-GRAND Exergame Collaboration

May 10, 2013

The CP Fit n' Fun Project, co-funded by NeuroDevNet and GRAND NCE networks is profiled online via a Youtube video, and the Queens Univeristy website.

Dr. Darcy Fehlings, lead of NeuroDevNet's Cerebral Palsy research group, and GRAND investigator Dr. T.C. Nicholas Graham have harnessed the appeal of vido games to engage youth with CP in physical exercise and socialization with peers.

Dr. Graham's EQUIS lab developed and customized computer games fueled by pedaling a specially configured exercycle developed along with the research protocol by a team at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto headed by Dr. Fehlings.

Dr Fehlings presented the Fit and Fun project, as well as promising findings from the first two stages of the pilot project, at the Kids in Motion conference in Vancouver B.C. on May 10.

"Our overarching research qustions are whether vritual reality exergames can provide health benefits, including improved physical fitness, and enhance quality of life in youth with CP," said Dr. Fehlings.

To read the article on the Queens University Website, click here.

To view a video explaining the project, with footage of participants using - and enjoying the equipment, click here.