In A recent article in new Scientist magazine it is revealed that surgeons perform better after a Wii session before the surgical proceeder.
In the past we've seen many occupations have an interest in consoles with the most notable being the Queen, Soldiers and some athletes.
It was also revealed that the researches set out to develop a surgical practise tool to use before operations. Trauma Center may be medical but it's no real practise, how many doctors do you know how can draw a yellow star under skin and slow down time?!
The study was conducted by having Surgical students use a professional training tool known as proMIS however some played wii before hand and some didn't. The results were clear and obvious as the Wii group scored 48% better tool control and performance than those who didn't.
Now Dr. Kanav Kahol and Dr. Marshall Smith, of the Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, now want to go and create a Wii software title that students and surgeons could use to train at home. It was also noted that countries that can't afford expensive training tools may also be able to get their hands on this Wii software.
In the original article Trauma Center wasn't mentioned at all. Maybe they played it and did not mention or maybe they just skipped on the title. One title which perked interest was Marble Mania due to it requiring precise hand movements and focus.
"The whole point about surgery is to execute small, finely controlled movements with your hands, and that is exactly what you get playing Wii," said Dr. Kahol to New Scientist Magazine. He also stated "You don't gain a lot from swinging an imaginary tennis racket."
It is widely expected that full results at the 'Medicine Meets Virtual reality conference' in California later this month.
Reported and Written by; Cpt.McCloud