In Kaiser's simulated home environment, patients can play Wii Tennis, Rock Band and other video games. The Garfield Innovation Center's engineers are using game technologies and systems for out-patient rehabilitation programs. The TV works on gesture-based technology to keep it germ free.
During testing phases, a young cerebral palsy patient came in and used the Wii for the first time. She loved it. "She was sweating and was using muscles she wouldn't use in normal physical therapy," Chai says. Now it's an integral part in her daily physical therapy routine.