Touchscreen technology helps kids with cerebral palsy

Art, music, games!

The above list reads more like a school fair itinerary than an occupational therapy session, but at Children’s Hospital Boston some patients with cerebral palsy recently had a chance to use virtual painting, electric pianos and video games as part of their OT. What’s more, it’s all done on a giant touch screen computer, reminiscent of a huge iPad.

The demo was well received by both patients and clinicians, and is another example of how Children’s and its collaborators are incorporating new and exciting technology into everyday care. To learn more about the three-foot wide tabletop touchscreen and how it turned OT time into play time for these lucky kids, click over to Vector for the full story.