Category Archives: exercise

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Cardiovascular fitness is improved post-stroke with upper-limb Wii-based Movement Therapy but not dose-matched constraint therapy.

Terry Trinh, Sarah E. Scheuer, Angelica G. Thompson-Butel, Christine T. Shiner & Penelope A. McNulty Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation Published online: 01 Mar 2016 Abstract Introduction: Post-stroke cardiovascular fitness is typically half that of healthy age-matched people. Cardiovascular deconditioning is a risk factor for recurrent stroke … Continue reading

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Is There Evidence That Active Videogames Increase Energy Expenditure and Exercise Intensity for People Poststroke and with Cerebral Palsy?

Deutsch Judith E., Guarrera-Bowlby Phyllis, Myslinski Mary Jane, and Kafri Michal. Games for Health Journal. January 2015, 4(1): 31-37. doi:10.1089/g4h.2014.0082. Abstract This article asked and answered the question of whether there was evidence to support the use of videogames for … Continue reading

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RESEARCH: Pilot Study to Assess the Benefit of a Virtual Reality Game System, Nintendo Wii, on Balance and Gait in Persons With Parkinson’s Disease

Poster of research – available at http://scholarlyworks.lvhn.org/medicine/445 Publication/Presentation Date 6-2014 Published In/Presented At Barbour, P., Kerstetter, A., Tremblay, S., Danni, A., Hammer, J., & Weiss, M. (2014, June 8-12). Pilot study to assess benefit of virtual reality game system, wii, on … Continue reading

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Research: Personal Rehabilitation Exercise Assistant with Kinect and Dynamic Time Warping

International Journal of Information and Education Technology, Vol. 3, No. 4, August 2013 Title: Personal Rehabilitation Exercise Assistant with Kinect and Dynamic Time Warping Author: Chuan-Jun Su Full article here Abstract—Constant rehabilitation exercises at home are usually required for complimenting prescribed … Continue reading

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RESEARCH: Systematic review of Kinect applications in elderly care and stroke rehabilitation

Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2014; 11: 108. David Webster and Ozkan Celik Abstract In this paper we present a review of the most current avenues of research into Kinect-based elderly care and stroke rehabilitation systems to … Continue reading

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Get Gaming: The Emotional, Physical and Psychological Benefits of Video Games

Get Gaming: The Emotional, Physical and Psychological Benefits of Video Games (via Nvate) By Bobby Miller Interactive, online games can be used to help people overcome phobias and other mental illnesses, such as post-traumatic stress disorder. Even games designed for … Continue reading

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Physical Therapy and Technology Partner to Improve Services Provided to Veterans

Sherrie Glasser-Mayrsohn: Physical Therapy and Technology Partner to Improve Services Provided to Veterans (via MarketWired) SOURCE: Metro Physical & Aquatic Therapy February 18, 2013 06:00 ET Sherrie Glasser-Mayrsohn, Physical Therapy Professional, Sheds Light on the Way in Which Video Games … Continue reading

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Energy cost of common activities in children and adolescents.

Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 2013 Jan;10(1):62-9. Lyden K, Kozey Keadle S, Staudenmayer J, Freedson P, Alhassan S. Dept of Kinesiology, University of Massachusetts-Amherst. +/- Click for more/less Abstract BACKGROUND: The Compendium of Energy Expenditures for Youth assigns MET … Continue reading

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Physiologic Responses and Energy Expenditure of Kinect Active Video Game Play in Schoolchildren.

Stephen R. Smallwood, MSc; Michael M. Morris, MSc; Stephen J. Fallows, PhD; John P. Buckley, PhD Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. 2012;166(11):1005-1009. +/- Click for more/less Abstract OBJECTIVE To evaluate the physiologic responses and energy expenditure of active video … Continue reading

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Exergames for the elderly: towards an embedded Kinect-based clinical test of falls risk.

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2012;178:51-7.Garcia JA, Felix Navarro K, Schoene D, Smith ST, Pisan Y. University of Technology Sydney, FEIT, Australia. +/- Click for more/less AbstractFalls are the leading cause of disability, injuries or even death among older adults. Exercise … Continue reading

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