Patient motivation is one of the primary drivers of success in rehabilitation1-21

Clinical studies show that engaging and interactive approaches boost not only patient enjoyment of therapy but also the intensity of rehab and clinical outcomes.22-29


Moving research forward

Academic researchers and senior care providers have been conducting rigorous clinical studies to evaluate Ludica Health’s products and measure the clinical impact of interactive technology for rehabilitation and geriatric care.


Peer reviewed studies published




Additional clinical studies underway

Clinically Proven

Research findings show that Jintronix significantly improves patients’ physical activity performance, gait speed, engagement and quality of life.

Recent Publications

Journal of Experiemental Gerontology


Comparing the Effects of a Home-based Exercise Program Using a Gerontechnology to a Community-based Group Exercise Program on Functional Capacities in Older Adults After a Minor Injury

The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging


A New Adaptive Home-based Exercise Technology Among Older Adults Living in a Nursing Home: A Pilot Study on Feasibility, Acceptability and Physical Performance

The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine


Feasibility and Effects of a Physical Activity Program Using Gerontechnology in Assisted Living Communities for Older Adults

Research Partners


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22. Lohse, K., Shirzad, N., Verster, A., Hodges, N. and Van der Loos, H.M., 2013. Video games and rehabilitation: using design principles to enhance engagement in physical therapy. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy, 37(4), pp.166-175.

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24. Rand, D., Givon, N., Weingarden, H., Nota, A. and Zeilig, G., 2014. Eliciting upper extremity purposeful movements using video games: a comparison with traditional therapy for stroke rehabilitation. Neurorehabilitation and neural repair, 28(8), pp.733-739.

25. Joo, L.Y., Yin, T.S., Xu, D., Thia, E., Chia, P.F., Kuah, C.W.K. and He, K.K., 2010. A feasibility study using interactive commercial off-the-shelf computer gaming in upper limb rehabilitation in patients after stroke. Journal of rehabilitation medicine, 42(5), pp.437-441.

26. Subramanian, S.K., Lourenço, C.B., Chilingaryan, G., Sveistrup, H. and Levin, M.F., 2013. Arm motor recovery using a virtual reality intervention in chronic stroke: randomized control trial. Neurorehabilitation and neural repair, 27(1), pp.13-23.

27. Prahm, C., Kayali, F., Vujaklija, I., Sturma, A. and Aszmann, O., 2017, June. Increasing motivation, effort and performance through game-based rehabilitation for upper limb myoelectric prosthesis control. In 2017 International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation (ICVR) (pp. 1-6). IEEE.

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29. Morone, G., Tramontano, M., Iosa, M., Shofany, J., Iemma, A., Musicco, M., Paolucci, S. and Caltagirone, C., 2014. The efficacy of balance training with video game-based therapy in subacute stroke patients: a randomized controlled trial. BioMed research international, 2014.