Every so often, I stumble across stories about how video game technology can be used to make the world better—which makes me very happy. Such is the case today with the story that researchers have found a way to modify Wii remotes to “assess and diagnose children with an abnormal head position caused by eye diseases,” says an article on Science Daily.
The disease in question, it says, is called ocular torticollis, and besides sounding like a delicious pasta dish you might be able to get at the Olive Garden, it causes an abnormal tilting of the head, leading to pain and, among other things, “facial asymmetry,” as the Wikipedia page on the condition explains.
It seems that the best time to correct the problem is when sufferers are younger than 18, but because children are moving constantly, it can be tough to diagnose the condition without technological aids…
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