Wii Being Used to Help Treat Burn Victims?

Written by Eric Vazquez

In South England, it looks like doctors are having their burn patients do Wii sessions to help treat certain areas where the patient has damaged areas, such as in their arm and hands.

“When recovering from an operation, such as a skin graft, patients may need to recover normal use of their hands and arms,” said Maureen Adams, head of therapy at Queen Victoria NHS Foundation Trust in East Grinstead.

“Using the Wii is a way of significantly improving movement, while not seeing the activity as therapy, which helps motivate them. Wii can also be done at home, so patients are able to continue their own personal therapies,” also said Maurren Adams.