The title says it all. I finally saved up for a Wii and several games and an extra controller. Now I understand why it is used in therapy. I don't think Billy Mays could have sold it any better.
On bowling nights we have a fun competition to see how many strikes we can get in a row. My youngest has gotten six, while my wife and I are up to four and five. I also bought Fire Emblem for me and my son. (It's a guy thing).
I have not explored everything the Wii is capable of, like Internet and pictures, etc. I just like to get in there and play. And I am not sure whether to call the controller a joy stick. Every time I do, I picture myself sitting on the living room floor in the 1980s playing Dig Dug and Pac Man on our Atari system.
Then I wonder why I didn't buy one of these things when they first came out. I could have been having all this fun, jumping around, swinging my arms and competing to see how many look-a-likes there are as they go down the escalator.
One day I bowled too much and my right shoulder was really sore. So rather than quit, I used my left hand to play; I am an addict. I think it has to do with keeping your pro status once you achieve it in the game.
Then I got to thinking about how effective this game really is to those who need the UE mobility, hand eye coordination, and memory. Fine motor control is tested every time it is used. I am sold on this game for rehab use. Now, how do we convince the employer that we need one and it is purely therapeutic in nature and not intended for the therapists enjoyment at lunch.
It is kind of like riding a motorized wheelchair in a facility - I am trying to assess the integrity and safety of the vehicle and to adjust the speed for proper usage. Certainly I wouldn't be having any fun riding it all around the facility trying to do dounuts.