How video gaming is used to improve veteran rehabilitation

Video gaming therapy helps refine motor skill development and decision-making skills for Veterans with spinal cord injuries, amputations and neurological or other injuries.

Microsoft, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will contribute the Xbox Adaptive Controller – a video game controller designed for people with limited mobility, game consoles, games and other adaptive gaming equipment to 22 VA medical centers across the United States.

The collaboration aims to improve rehabilitation and recreation for Veterans by challenging muscle activation and hand-eye coordination, and encouraging greater participation in social and recreational activities.

Participating Facilities:
– Augusta VA Medical Center (VAMC)
– Central Alabama VA Health Care System (HCS)
– Central Texas Veterans HCS
– Chillicothe VAMC
– Dayton VAMC
– Memphis VAMC
– Minneapolis VA HCS
– Richmond VAMC
– VA St. Louis HCS
– South Texas Veterans HCS (Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital)
– South Texas Veterans HCS (Kerrville Division)
– James A Haley Veterans Hospital – Tampa
– VA Eastern Colorado HCS
– VA New York Harbor HCS
– VA Palo Alto HCS
– VA Puget Sound HCS