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Nintendo Wii gaming can help reduce pain for burns victims


  • Tech News
  • Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016

Good distraction: After gaming on the Nintendo Wii for 20 to 30 minutes per day for one week, the intensity of pain had reduced by 17% for participants in the study. — AFP Relaxnews

Good distraction: After gaming on the Nintendo Wii for 20 to 30 minutes per day for one week, the intensity of pain had reduced by 17% for participants in the study. — AFP Relaxnews

Australian researchers have found that playing videogames on the Nintendo Wii console significantly reduces pain for burn victims. 

Associate Professor Dale Edgar from the University of Notre Dame Australia's Burn Injury Research Node saw positive results from a pilot study of 22 participants with burns to around 10% of their body, mainly on their hands. The patients were aged from 16 to 59, with 17 men and five women. In total, 15 had undergone skin grafts. 

   

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