Wii-hab Helps Those Suffering From Serious Injury

Maya Nishikawa

(WCCO) A popular gaming system is becoming a useful tool for physical rehabilitation. They're calling it Wii-hab at the Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute and patients are having some serious fun.

Coming back from a serious injury is usually more about work than play, but the Nintendo Wii's unique interactive controls give patients a safe but realistic way to retrain their bodies.

The patients bowl and play games like baseball and tennis on the Wii. They mimic real game movements with the controls. Even patients with limited mobility can use the controls.

Therapists said Wii-hab is working.