ANN ARBOR, MI (KGO) --Doctors at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Michigan is using Pokemon Go to help get young patients do physical therapy.
"If i'm trying to get a kid to raise his arms up or to squat down, I can say: 'Hey the guy is a little bit lower, can you reach down and get him?' And that's just a really tricky way to get a kid to do that occupational therapy or physical therapy, the exercises that he was screaming and crying about five minutes ago that he didn't want to do," a hospital employee said.
WATCH VIDEO: Thousands gather for Pokemon Go event in San Francisco
Hospital staff members said the wildly popular game also helps kids get out of bed, and explore the hospital making it a less scary place.
They say the app is raising the general atmosphere of happiness in the hospital.
Click here for more stories and videos about Pokemon.