Project Description

Pokemon GO for physiotherapy with kids

Pokemon Go is not only a nuisance to hospitals and other public places, it can also be used to promote healthy behaviour. Children’s hospital C.S. Mott in Michigan uses the new Pokemon Go app to let kids do their physical therapy exercises. The game encourages getting out of bed and start moving around and physiotherapists working at C.S. Mott found out that the game could be used to get kids to do specific movements needed for their exercises.It also happened to help make the hospital a less scary, more interesting environment for kids to move around and interact with.