"Wiihab" explores the use of the Nintendo Wii as a tool for rehabilitative therapy, including occupational therapy and physical therapy, as well as a way for seniors and elders to stay active and to stay connected.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Wii - Therapy in the broadest sense
In the UK like elsewhere, senior health and wellness are serious concerns. One administrator of a senior housing center developed an unique program for the residents to enjoy.
Mershon W. Hinkel, MSPH, OTR/L is the "Wii OT." She has practiced occupational therapy for over 25 years and is an expert in "Wiihab," or rehabilitative techniques using the Wii and other interactive devices.
Mershon is an occupational therapist in private practice, a consultant to medical practices, a part-time academic, and a writer. She lives in the Philadelphia metro area.
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