Video games are big business, but they also get a bad rap for keeping kids on the couch, but now the Nintendo Wii is getting high praise for helping people get moving again.
Physical therapists at the Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis are now using the Wii to help stroke patients recover. It's an experiment, but so far the results have been great.
77-year-old Jerry Pope gets his workout playing a virtual tennis game. He suffered a debilitating stroke in June. Pope said that the Wii has enabled him to regain his balance, and the use of his arms.