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.
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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.