Where in the past Wii Sports
has been the ideal Wii-based solution for rehabilitation
patients, Nintendo's newest craze, Wii Fit
, is now stepping up to show everyone that it has something to offer outside of a really fun
hula hoop mini-game. Now, sports trainers are looking to Wii Fit
to help rehabilitate injured athletes.
"We are looking to incorporate Wii Fit
into the athletic training room as far as rehabilitation, for example, on post-operative knees and ankles," said Sue Stanley-Green, professor of athletic training at Florida Southern College. She noted that the success of the console in other rehab scenarios fueled their interest in Wii Fit
, stating that "Fitness-oriented video games are also being used more and more in nursing homes
for rehabilitation," also adding "Fitness video games have some really good potential to improve fitness in everyone."