Rehabilitation is not what you think of when you see a Nintendo Wii or
a Nintendo ds game console. Believe it or not the latest tool that is being used for rehabilitation is the Nintendo Wii and the Nintendo ds gaming systems.I am sure you would think that this was just for kids and teens as with the now more popular game systems now on the market today. Who would’ve thought that Nintendo could be used so effectively in rehabilitation centers and
They are also being used in senior citizen facilities. The Nintendo ds game brain age is being used
to stimulate their brains. It is really beneficial for overall mental health and they are getting brain stimulation
instead of just sitting around stagnate with no stimulation. Brain age is a great new game that with just a few minutes everyday can give you a great mental workout and reduce your brain age. The games are engaging and work to increase blood flow to the prefontal cortex. This allows you improve your mental acuity thus lowering your brain age. Maybe you have an elderly relative that could benefit greatly from using Nintendo ds and brain age.
This is a great way to get them the stimulation they need for their brain and it only takes minutes per day.
Now in hospital rehabilitation units Nintendo Wii is being used in physical therapy according to reports in Newsday. Nintendo Wii consoles are being used as an effective rehab system for victims of stroke and a range of other injuries.
It was reported that one stroke victim is using the Wii remote and the Nintendo Wii sports tennis game and this has allowed her to regain some function in her hands. The physical therapist stated that the patient being able to swing
the tennis racket (Wii remote) has been a great tool in helping the patient maintain balance for longer periods.
It is also being reported that injured American soldiers have been using Nintendo Wii sports games as a way to regain their strength. It also makes for a great excuse to have fun and not be seen as goofing off.
So no longer is it just used as entertainment. as was the case recently reported that Nintendo ds was turning up on cruise ships. They were even scheduling daily tournaments for the passengers. It seems everyone was carrying a Nintendo DS lite.
Nintendo has broken out of the mold and is being used as something other than the intended purpose of entertainment and gaming. You can’t say the same for Xbox 360 or psp 3. This is a brilliant use of technology. This only helps establish Nintendo and move them ahead of their gaming competitors because of this new concept and innovation. Now people who have never even played a video game or didn’t even know the difference between psp3 or Xbox will now be leaving the hospitals and will want to buy their own Nintendo Wii console . Whether is a Nintendo Wii or Nintendo ds, you can find something for all ages.