According to this story the Wii helps medical patients recover, it helps regain balance and is treated as some kind of mental and physical rehab for elderly and disabled people. I guess it could help with balance, but a mental and physical rehab? It's just a gaming console :(
You may be use to seeing teens playing those new, interactive games on the Wii video game player, but now some elderly and disabled people at a nursing home in Pocatello want a piece of the action.
The disabled and elderly folk at Hillcrest Haven Nursing Center in Pocatello can't wait to do their Wii-hab.
"Oh! It's so much fun. It's the baseball, and we hit it," says Mickey Armstrong, an 86-year-old patient at Hillcrest recovering from a stroke.