The table and screen, developed by the Kata Design Group, in the Department of Neurology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, is affiliated with the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare in the Whiting School of Engineering.
Once the Kata table is fully operational, students, staff members and faculty members will be able to play video games remotely with neurology patients at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Inspired by the clinical research and findings of the John C. Malone Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience John Krakauer, the Kata table aims at revolutionizing stroke rehabilitation and it is one of many ideas being explored in Krakauer’s laboratory. The games to be played have been specially designed to provide neurologically impaired players a dynamic, immersive experience that helps to stimulate brain recovery.
Excerpted from a story on the website of the Johns Hopkins Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare.