Many long term care homes, Seniors facilities and rehabilitation institutes are making use of new ‘virtual reality’ activities like the Nintendo Wii Sports.

Such computerized activities allow participants to engage in simulated sports activities such as bowling, golf, boxing or tennis by using a wireless handheld sensor that controls the player on the screen. This type of activity is increasingly used in both therapeutic recreation and restorative care programs as well as for physical therapy.

NeuroGym® Technologies Inc. produces a line of mobility training devices that can greatly enhance the Wii experience, increase the number of residents who can safely participate and provide alternative mobility activities for those who are not able to keep up to the speed required of the virtual reality games.