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Is It Therapy or Is It a Video Game?

Is It Therapy or Is It a Video Game? | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

Head-mounted displays, joysticks and surround sound systems may be coming soon to a therapist’s office near you.


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The near future, filled with digital paraphenalia!

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Micah Russo's curator insight, July 15, 2014 2:03 PM

Applications of games continue to spill over into other fields.

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Wii: A Game Changer for Maine Hospitals

Wii: A Game Changer for Maine Hospitals | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

A number of hospitals around Maine are using Nintendo Wii in their physical and occupational therapy programs.


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Josué Cardona's curator insight, August 1, 2013 11:04 PM

This articles has a few stories of different hospitals in the area using Wiis and the patients who benefited from them.

Kirsten Milliken's comment, August 6, 2013 5:39 AM
WHo knew? In my own backyard!
Laura Wiesner's curator insight, November 8, 2013 8:12 PM

This article is talking about how the nintendo wii is able to help childred with physical therapy. Certain games can help with certai issues, just like the fishing game that was mentioned in the article. My question is that did nintendo wii do this on purpose knowing that this would be beneficial, or was it discovered. Now that wiki has been informed about this, will they specialize in games that will aid in physical therapy? Now will other gaming devices try to invent games to help with this issue?