First of all, I resent that he says physical therapy is “boring.” If it’s that boring, your therapist isn’t doing it right! I mean, it’s not going to be fun fun fun at every turn, but there should be at least a little something fun in there somewhere!
Here’s another idea for the HEP– Mira.
This looks like way more fun than doing sets and reps.
The one thing that gets me on this one is that a motion capture camera, like a Kinect, is required. Which according to my brief research on Amazon costs a little over $100. For this reason, I would think this would be a great addition to a clinic. You could use this to change up the activities a little, so they aren’t quite so repetitive. But unless my patient already had a motion capture camera at home, I couldn’t see myself asking them to invest in an item they may or may not use for another purpose. I personally wouldn’t buy one just for that and know most of my patients (the majority are on welfare) wouldn’t be able to afford one anyway.
I do wish this or any other Kinect game module was available in my clinic. There has been a lot of research done with the Wii, I wonder about the Kinect? That would seem to be even more useful that the Wii to me. Not that I know much about video games in general. I never had a console growing up (too expensive and my parents were firm believers in kids playing outside), so I really didn’t grow up with them like so many people my age. I played at friends’ houses, but since I didn’t sit at home practicing them all the time, I always lost. Hmmm… looks like I know what I’m I digging out of the research next!