wii-in-hospital.jpg The Wii video gaming system that promotes physical activity by getting players off the couch is actually helping the elderly and kids with disease.

The Langley Park Senior Center says that those who play the Wii system regularly can improve their coordination and mobility. “I’ve had seniors that have actually been on walkers and come in with canes, that no longer have them.” (Read, Seniors strap on their Wii bowling shoes, at WTOP.com)

Doctors at Cook Children’s Medical Center are now using Nintendo’s Wii console to research and treat children with seizures. Ten systems have been donated to the Dallas area hospital by a local family.

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