Narrator: And one way she is doing that...is by modifying a popular video game...to help her patients stay active and independent.
Dowling: "A lot of the
people that I deal with clinically and in research have Parkinson's disease...at
risk for falling... balance... We recently
received some NIH funding to adapt the Nintendo Wii platform to develop a
series of games so that people can do it whenever they want; they don't have to
leave home. We'd like to develop a dual player version eventually, so that
people could play with their grandkids or their partners or whatever.
Narrator: At UCSF's Mission Bay campus, I'm Shipra Shukla.