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What Can Wii Do For You?

UAB Engineering Students use the Wii for CPR from uabnews on Vimeo.

Nintendo seems to be carving out a niche with all the new health-related applications that keep popping up for their interactive video gaming system Wii.

That white rectangle remote that allows players to control on-screen actions is movin' on up from recreational use, like improving a golf or tennis swing; to medical use, like training students in CPR, or helping with physical therapy.

It is also credited with reducing X-ray techs' wrist strains and preparing surgeons for laproscopic surgery.

(Our sister blog, Monkey See has a slightly disturbing video showing college kids testing out virtual surgery, and trust me, the simulated surgery is the least disturbing part.)

But what else can Wii do?

Help senior citizens challenge each other to bowling matches, that's what, says our Two-Way blog.

Any other cool apps, medical or otherwise, we've missed?



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