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Surgeons Could Benefit From Playing Wii

Posted by Damien McFerran

We didn’t realize that Trauma Center was that realistic!

If you happen to be unfortunate enough to find yourself needed brain surgery in the near future, you might want to check that your surgeon is a keen gamer. According to reports from a group of science-type boffins, playing Wii helps these skilled individuals to ‘warm up’ for the arduous task of poking around inside people’s skulls.

Kanav Kahol, who conducted the study alongside Marshall Smith, had this to say to New Scientist magazine:

The whole point about surgery is to execute small, finely controlled movements with your hands, and that is exactly what you get playing Wii.

Interesting stuff, but if we’re being honest we’re not entirely comfortable with the idea of a surgeon indulging in a sweaty and tiring game of Wii Sports before slicing our craniums open, thanks very much.


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User Comments (3)



Dazza said:

Nurse pass me the magic laser thingy. I'll stitch this patient up in no time!



Masterless said:

If Trauma Centre was real life the nurse would be telling you to pick uo the laser yourself! That's something that always annoyed me, the nurse does what the doctor tells her. Although I would be one of those doctors who thinks they're god.

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