Rehabilitation professionals recently began using the system to assist patients in working on visual and cognitive skills, problem solving, balance, coordination, and upper- and lower-body strength and endurance. “The games can be more motivating than standard exercises,” said Robbie Winget, a rehabilitation occupational therapist overseeing use of the system at Ohio State’s Dodd Hall Rehabilitation Hospital. “But this does not replace conventional therapy at all. It’s one more way to meet specific goals associated with therapy.” Inpatients typically work with the video game system for about 30 minutes per day two to three times per week. Generally, inpatients undergo a total of three hours of therapy each day.Experts believe the therapy is, like, really, really fun. -- Rebecca Meiser
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