Pokemon Go Helps Kids to Do Physical Therapy

Michigan Hospital C.S. Mott Shows How Game Helps to Bring Children out Into the World

Published On
Aug 01, 2016

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Finally, a really worthwhile use for Pokemon Go.

While in some parts of the world, people are having to be rescued by lifeboats and warned off playing in nuclear power plants while playing the Nintendo augmented reality game, in the U.S., a children's hospital is using it to get kids to do physical therapy.

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, released the video seen here, in which its child life specialist J.J. Bouchard explains how the game gets kids doing exercises that "five minutes ago, they would have been screaming and crying over." Also, he says it helps to make the hospital a less scary place for the little ones.

USA Today, in reporting the story, also mentions that other hospitals have banned Pokemon Go -- but this just goes to show the potential of the game to be helpful -- not just ridiculous.


Aug 01, 2016
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