Hospitals routinely struggle to keep their patients motivated and active in the traditional rehabilitation routine. Why? Because most routines are repetitive, cause pain, and are not very exciting.
Enter the Nintendo Wii.
This popular video game system is no longer the exclusive domain of teenagers. People who were seriously injured in car, motorcycle, and truck accidents, people who suffered a stroke, and even our brave military men and women with combat wounds have discovered “Wiihab.”
Using the game console’s motion-sensitive controller, Nintendo Wii games require actual body movements which mimic therapy exercises. However, since the games are entertaining and mentally engrossing, patients usually ignore or don’t even notice the rigor making Wiihab an effective form of steady rehabilitation, according to CBS News.
Our injury law firm is a big proponent of Wiihab, which is why we donated a Wii gaming system to the Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital in Virginia (VA). We witnessed the positive results of Wiihab. Within minutes of our donation, patients were playing, or watching and waiting to play, the Wii.
Studies are currently under way to quantify the effectiveness of Wiihab, but from what we’ve seen up to this point, it has great potential to help a lot of injured people.
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