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Can Out-of-body experience help stroke patients?

February 26, 2009

I know what you are thinking but no, it’s not the kooky stuff we generally associate with OBEs. It something much more cool !! I can easily visualize this being incorporated in a future generation of Wii – Fit.

Dutch researchers have developed a system they believe could help people get back on their feet more quickly after a stroke or a major injury. The Human Body Model creates a virtual body-double of patients as they exercise, allowing them to see a moving image of their skeleton, muscles and tendons projected onto a screen in real-time.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 28, 2009 2:54 pm

    Sounds like a similar idea of Vilayanur using mirrors to correct the phantom limb. I can almost hear him in my brain say “paraaalysis…” with his mixed accents.

    Unrelated to this, in EE Human Body Model (HBM) relates to amount of electrical charge human body can deliver to an IC to zap it .. just like the static you get when touching a door knob. (

    • nitwitnastik permalink*
      February 28, 2009 6:30 pm


      Yeah I know about the human mirror thing. Also good that you mentioned the HBM. Are you a student(PhD/MS) or an analog engineer/IC designer? I am one and we use HBM for our ESD simulations all the time, so I quite familiar with what you are talking about. Good to find that we have something more in common other than our disbelief in a sky daddy 😀

  2. March 1, 2009 9:33 am

    Nice to know that we are in the same business!!

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