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Wii-hab

Posted by Anthony Dickens

Latest craze in the US, no not forest fires, its rehab companies now using Wii to help reabilite its "clients".

There are a lot of things Barbara Everlith can't do since she suffered a stroke. Grasping objects with her left hand doesn't come as easily as it used to. She can't stand or walk as steadily as she once did.

Everlith has learned how to play tennis on a Nintendo Wii video game system at Bridgeport Hospital's Ahlbin Centers Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit. The hospital is one of a handful to incorporate the gaming system into its physical therapy programs.

You can read the full story over at NewsDay.

I guess Nintendos plan of "expanding the gaming population" never really expected to do quite so much good for the world, soon you'll be playing against your gran over wifi!

[via newsday.com]

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