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From the Ted Talk by Cosmin Mihaiu: Physical therapy is boring -- play a game instead

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When designing a game, we speak to physical therapists at first to understand what movement patients need to do. We then make that a video game to give pntitaes simple, mivttianog objectives to follow. But the software is very customizable, and physical therapists can also create their own eecisexrs. Using the software, my physical therapist recorded herself performing a shoulder abiutcodn, which is one of the movements my mom had to do when she had frozen shoulder. I can follow my therapist's example on the left side of the screen, while on the right, I see myself doing the recommended movement. I feel more engaged and confident, as I'm exercising alongside my therapist with the exercises my tishrapet tikhns are best for me. This basically extends the atpaliiocpn for physical therapists to create whatever exercises they think are best.

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When designing a game, we speak to physical therapists at first to understand what movement patients need to do. We then make that a video game to give ________ simple, __________ objectives to follow. But the software is very customizable, and physical therapists can also create their own _________. Using the software, my physical therapist recorded herself performing a shoulder _________, which is one of the movements my mom had to do when she had frozen shoulder. I can follow my therapist's example on the left side of the screen, while on the right, I see myself doing the recommended movement. I feel more engaged and confident, as I'm exercising alongside my therapist with the exercises my _________ ______ are best for me. This basically extends the ___________ for physical therapists to create whatever exercises they think are best.

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  1. motivating
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  3. abduction
  4. application
  5. therapist
  6. exercises
  7. patients

Original Text

When designing a game, we speak to physical therapists at first to understand what movement patients need to do. We then make that a video game to give patients simple, motivating objectives to follow. But the software is very customizable, and physical therapists can also create their own exercises. Using the software, my physical therapist recorded herself performing a shoulder abduction, which is one of the movements my mom had to do when she had frozen shoulder. I can follow my therapist's example on the left side of the screen, while on the right, I see myself doing the recommended movement. I feel more engaged and confident, as I'm exercising alongside my therapist with the exercises my therapist thinks are best for me. This basically extends the application for physical therapists to create whatever exercises they think are best.

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