A Children’s Hospital Is Using “Pokemon Go” To Help Kids

This is one of the better “Pokemon Go” stories we’ve seen and wanted to share the USA Today story with you…

There’s a children’s hospital at the University of Michigan where doctors and nurses have started using “Pokemeon Go” as a way to get kids up and moving, so they don’t stay in their rooms all day.

There are several “Pokestops” inside the hospital, so they can play it even if they can’t go outside and there’s also at least one Pokemon gym!

One woman who has an 11-year-old son there says it can get pretty depressing for him to stay in his room all day. So, this has been a great way to get him to walk around a little bit, and socialize with other kids.

However, some other hospitals have actually banned┬áthe game because random people have wandered in off the street looking for Pokemon to catch.┬áBut a spokesman for the hospital says they’ve put up signs to show people where the hotspots are, so they don’t wander into restricted areas and so far they haven’t had any problems, just positive news for the kids.

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