Who says Wii is just for the video game loving young people? Seniors and people who suffered from stroke are now recommended to play Nintendo’s fifth home video game console, Wii. Some occupational therapists believe that playing Wii will allow patients to “build balance, coordination, endurance and upper and lower body strength”. Playing Wii can also reportedly improve brain function when patients take advantage of the video game console’s internet channel.
Playing Wii is also believed to be good for people who have suffered from spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries. The Ohio State University Medical Center’s Dodd Hall Rehabilitation Hospital in Columbus, Ohio has already been using the Nintendo Wii for four months now to rehabilitate their patients who suffered from stroke, spinal cord and brain injuries. Too bad, there is now a Wii shortage especially in US and UK.