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Heart attacks now with free games console

Computer Weekly Staff

Victims of heart attacks could have their recovery process sped up with the help of Nintendo's Wii console, doctors in the US have found.

Boffins - who no doubt spent their entire research grant on games consoles rather than test tubes - discovered that playing the Wii can help rewire brain-to-muscle coordination. Unlike most computer games, players of the Nintendo Wii must mimic the physical movements involved in a game, providing a fun, low-impact way to regain coordination.

With the processing power of the Playstation 3 being used for medical research, it seems that buying a games console is no longer a frivolous expense it is a moral - or should that be medical - imperative.


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