A rehabilitation center gets a grant of $10000 in assistive gaming equipment – Adafruit Blog

July 5, 2023 AT 3:10 pm

A rehabilitation center gets a grant of $10,000 in assistive gaming equipment

This year, the GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre joined Makers Making Change’s network of GAME Checkpoints, helping people with disabilities access Adaptive Gaming.

“Play is a really fundamental part of life, and video gaming can have cognitive, physical, and social benefits. It can be used in rehabilitation settings, it can be used for pain management, and definitely improves quality of life, so it can be a really substantial part of a treatment program,” says Marie Brown, an occupational therapist with GF Strong.

Through the GAME Checkpoints initiative, Neil Squire’s Makers Making Change program has donated over $10,000 worth of equipment to GF Strong, including consoles, controllers, and assistive technology, as well as four days of intensive training and set-up.

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