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June 26, 2008

"Illinois hospitals use video games for therapy"

The Daily Illini had an interesting article this week on the continued use of the Wii as a tool for physical rehabilitation, for conditions ranging from carpal tunnel to stroke. Sounds a lot more fun than putting pennies in a cup.

Shay, Jim (6/24/2008) "Illinois hospitals use video games for therapy: Wiis can be used to treat carpal tunnel, rotator cuff injuries." Daily Illini. Available:
http://media.www.dailyillini.com/media/storage/paper736/news/2008/06/24/News/Illinois.Hospitals.Use.Video.Games.For.Therapy-3384640.shtml

Posted by undergrad at June 26, 2008 11:52 AM

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Great post. I use the WII for exercise and had never thought of it being such a great tool for physical therapy. Hopefully, Nintendo will embrace this and develop games for just these uses.

Posted by: Mechanic at July 7, 2008 3:44 PM