Monthly Archives: May 2012
Contrary to what a lot of people say, playing computer games has a lot of benefits. This is especially true in the case of interactive games. Many of these games are created to help children and adult players develop some of their most important skills. There are computer games that are meant to develop the analytical skills of a person, while there are others that encourage children to develop their creativity.
Puzzle games, word games, math games, reading games and time-controlled games are the most popular choices of stimulating educational games. Most of these games are flash games or web browser games that are easy to play. You do not need to install or download them, or to buy software in order to play them.
There are also gaming communities and websites that are created especially for people with special needs. People with multiple sclerosis, for example, play a lot of interactive computer games to help develop their cognitive skills. Specialized gaming websites and groups come up with different activities for their members, like game tournaments and meet ups or acquaintance parties.
In addition, these specialized gaming websites and groups also come up with guidelines that help make the gaming experience of their players more rewarding and fun. For MS players, these tips help make playing computer games less tricky and more comfortable. There may also be tips on which type of computers to use for their gaming experience, or what they should do to maximize their gaming experience.
Described as an unpredictable autoimmune disease, multiple sclerosis (or MS) changes the way a person leads his life. After an attack, a person with MS needs to be extra cautious and find ways to prevent new attacks. Additionally, he will also need to undergo therapy that will help him regain his normal functions. For a lot of people, this return of function can become easier with the help of activities that play on the brains. Activities like playing computer games.
I know of a person who suffers from MS who regularly plays computer games because it helps him improve his cognitive health. He particularly plays interactive computer games that are intended specifically for people with MS. My friend is one of the many multiple sclerosis sufferers who see this activity as not just a clean way to have fun, but also a good way to get physical exercise that is good for the brain. According to him, a group was even formed with the intention of creating interactive computer games for the MS community.
My friend further revealed that many of his co-MS sufferers actually spend a lot of time using the computer. This is quite surprising for me because I thought that they would have a difficult time using the computer; that it would be a little tricky for them. But then there are a lot of programs and games that have special features like large text. You see, reading normal text on a standard monitor may sometimes be difficult for MS sufferers.
Interactive games for multiple sclerosis sufferers are intended to focus on the different functions that are affected when one suffers an attack. This is why the computer games that my friend plays are those that have different levels of difficulty and those that can be easily customized.
Aside from helping improve cognitive health, playing interactive computer games also help MS sufferers to stay in touch with other people and to feel that they are part of the society.
Since I started working at home, I have become quite obsessed with keeping my work space organized. I found myself constantly finding ways to effectively remove clutter from my desk. I tried installing more drawers in my desk, but it was of no use. All the clutter eventually came back. You see, my home business requires me to have three different displays, so I use three monitors. All three are on my desk and as much as they contribute to the clutter, I cannot do away with them because they are essential to my business.
And then a friend told me about using a triple monitor stand. This stand is meant primarily to hold three monitors together, thereby allowing more space on the desk to be cleared up. I checked out some styles in my favorite store and decided to choose the wall mounted one. I thought that choosing the desk monitor stand will not help me solve my problem since the stand will still be on my desk and a lot of space will be taken up. The wall mounted stand is perfect because it clears off a big area of my work space.
Using a triple monitor stand did not affect the performance of my computer in any way. The monitors were positioned in such a way that looking at each of them will not give me any discomfort. If I needed to have one of them tilted or moved, it was easy for me to do so.
Aside from helping declutter my desk, my triple monitor desk stand has also given me other substantial benefits. For one, it has become easier for me to simultaneously monitor and view emails, web links and attachments. In addition, it has also become possible to edit and preview websites, photos or presentations simultaneously. With the stand, I can now talk to my clients at one time using videoconferencing.
The biggest advantage I got from using the triple monitor stand, however, is the fact that I can now perform my tasks better and more efficiently, thereby helping me to become more productive.