U of M to Research Effects of Video Games and Technology on Mobility

Nov 20, 2013

The University of Michigan Medical Center will be conducting research on the effectiveness of video games and technology in creating more independence for young people with spinal cord dysfunction and neuro-developmental disabilities. 

The U of M Medical Center just got a $4.5 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Education's National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research. It will be given over a five-year period, and will help launch U of M's Rehabilitation and Research Center. 

Researchers will explore how technology, such as mobile devices and video games, can be used to develop skills in the transition from youth to the responsibilities of an adult.