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Participants diagnosed with Parkinson's disease were attached to a robotic sensor that detected small, precise wrist movements to make a table tilt in a virtual environment with the goal of balancing a virtual ball on a target. To increase the difficulty of the test, the responsiveness of the virtual ball was increased. The researchers found an increase in movement precision in other, untrained motor tasks and wrist proprioceptive function. However, more research is certainly called for in this field. There are huge questions regarding the choice of physical training methods and the exact nature and duration of exercises to be prescribed for patients with Parkinson’s disease.
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