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Games for Brain Injury Rehab?

I came across this posting in a LinkedIn group and thought it was a good one to share with our Members and their families and friends. Remember to get back to the folks at Blue Marble Game, not to us -- just sharing information, so now you know as much as I know!:

Treasure of Bell Island- A video game for the treatment of many common impairments often experienced by people with mTBI

We are interested in finding people with mTBI who might want to give this game a try and give us feedback! We need your help!!

IRB Study # A-16123i
Cognitive Motor Therapy Applications Using Video Game Platform
PI: Sheryl Flynn PT, PhD

Description: The purpose of this research study is to learn more about how to design and develop video games for rehabilitation. The reason for collecting this information is to find ways to improve rehabilitation outcomes for specific groups of patients and their families.

Information from focus groups (small group discussions about games), usability trials of games, and product testing will be used to develop better video games that can be used for rehabilitation purposes.

Approximately 300 participants will be enrolled in this project.


Sheryl Flynn PT, PhD 310-913-5707, sheryl at bluemarblegameco.com OR

Bonnie Kennedy PhD, OTR/L at 626-607-7391, bonnielk at bluemarblegameco.com

(Use @ instead of "at" for the email addresses, right? ;-)

Requirements: We are looking for 4 specific groups of people:

  1. people with disability who are undergoing rehabilitation,
  2. people with disability who have received rehabilitation in the past,
  3. rehabilitation specialists (PTs, OTs, Speech, Psych, Physicians) and
  4. family/caregivers, friends of people with disabilities

The discussion in the focus group will be in English

Time Commitment: approximately 2 hours

Compensation: Each participant will receive $50.00 for their participation

Thank you very much for your consideration.


Sheryl Flynn PT, PhD

Posted on Monday, June 13, 2011 at 18:12 by Registered CommenterDr Karen in , , | Comments2 Comments

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Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic. If possible, as you gain expertise, would you mind updating your blog with more information? It is extremely helpful for me.

Thanks for your enthusiasm -- just want to emphasize that this study wasn't ours, eh?

If anyone does have follow-up information or participates in the study and wants to share their experience, we'd be interested too!

August 17, 2011 | Registered CommenterSite Admin

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