Nintendo Wii helps burns victims

Nintendo Wii From Computer Active 26/02/08:

Burns victims and those with hand injuries are being offered time on a games console to help with their recovery.

The Nintendo Wii is being used in hospitals across the south east of England after doctors found it could help bring back flexibility to these patients.

This is because it makes users act out all the physical movements involved in sports such as tennis, golf and boxing.

I’ve never been a particular fan of the Wii, from a technological standpoint at least. It’s certainly inferior to the much better offerings out there such as the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Still, as a console it can be a lot of fun and, of course, is dramatically cheaper. And if it helps burns and other victims into the bargain, then great – I’m all for it.


  1. The wii is soo good!
    Tennis especially can get very competitive between siblings!
    Glad it is being put to further use!

  2. The Wii is great fun, definitely, and certainly less hazardous now that the wrist straps have been strengthened and that injuries and damage caused by the controllers flying off across the room are a thing of the past. (I loved those stories when the Wii first broke cover).
    And it's certainly a good console in the sense that it gets gamers up out of their chairs and doing something active.


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