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Vikings' Adrian Peterson rehabs using specially-designed games

Adrian Peterson, star running back for the Minnesota Vikings, suffered a torn ACL in December 2011. As part of Peterson's regiment to rehab his injured knee, he played Wii Fit and other specially-designed games to regain strength and balance. As seen in a video on the team's site, Peterson uses a...

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Wii Fit helps improve balance in seniors

As though demand for the Wii and Wii Fit wasn't going to be high enough during this year's holiday, another practical use for Nintendo's console has been discovered: helping to rehabilitate people, particularly seniors, after falls, and helping to improve balance in order to avoid falls. Brett...

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Wii Fit the new go-to for rehab clinics?

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...

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Xbox 360 used as rehab device for Marine

After being on the receiving end of a "head shot" in Iraq, Lance Cpl. John McClellan uses his Xbox 360 as a rehabilitation device to regain movement in his left hand. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that the 20-year-old Marine originally was playing Cabela's African Safari because Gears of War...

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Video games are a part of prisoner rehabilitation

The issue of video games in prisons has resurfaced; this time the publicity surrounds a private prison in Florida purchasing two PlayStation 2 systems (with inmate commissary, not with tax dollars) as part of an attempt to relax prisoners. This comes after recent debates over the right of prisoners...

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