Microsoft helping veterans rehabilitate with Xbox Adaptive Controller

CNET | 4/30/2019 | Oscar Gonzalez
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Microsoft's Xbox Adaptive Controller made gaming more accessible, and now it will help veterans with their rehabilitation.

The Windows maker said Tuesday it partnered with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to help veterans with mobility limitations. It will distribute its Xbox Adaptive Controller along with games and consoles to 22 VA rehabilitation centers across the US.

Exposure - Therapy - Bit - Socialization - Jeff

"Gaming gives you what we might call exposure therapy, meaning you get a little bit of socialization, but when you're ready to turn it off you can turn it off," Jeff Holguin, former U.S. Coast Guard member and doctoral intern clinical psychologist at the Northern Arizona VA Health Care System in Prescott, AZ, said in a press release. It gave me an outlet, a virtual efficacy within a world that I didn't feel like I had a...
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