Professor combines aquatic physical therapy with virtual reality

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One of the problems facing many people with multiple sclerosis is that they get overheated while exercising, which can make their symptoms worse. Exercising in a pool helps with this issue.

Now a professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio is combining aquatic physical therapy with virtual reality by creating a game for the pool called Shark Punch. The professor knows the game is beneficial because he himself has multiple sclerosis.

Professor Quarles has applied for a patent for Shark Punch and continues to test the device on other MS patients to improve its effectiveness.

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