Category Archives: Hand function

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Wii Play: Motion

+/- Click for more/less Wii Play Motion is the sequel to Wii Play.  Wii Play was initially released as an introduction to the controls for the (then) newly released Nintendo Wii.  With the release of the MotionPlus add-on a few … Continue reading

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Wii Party

+/- Click for more/less Wii Party is a family orientated game with numerous approaches to game play.  The board games and family activities that the game suggests need upwards of 15 minutes to play are not therapeutically friendly and probably … Continue reading

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Petz Sports – Dog playground

+/- Click for more/less Petz Sports – Dog playground is a simple and basic game where by the player has a pet dog that they can teach tricks to, pet, enter into races and play sports with as well as … Continue reading

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A "Wii" bit of fun: The effects of adding Nintendo Wii Bowling to a standard exercise regimen for residents of long term care.

Physiother Theory Pract. 2010 Aug 10. Hsu JK, Thibodeau R, Wong SJ, Zukiwsky D, Cecile S, Walton DM. Physiotherapist, Merivale Professional Physiotherapy Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. +/- Click for more/less AbstractThe aims of this randomized, single-blind crossover trial were to … Continue reading

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Mountain Sports

+/- Click for more/less Mountain Sports is a collection of Winter sport games that utilises both the WiiMote and or the Balance board. It has good elements to it with regards to the use of the balance board in a … Continue reading

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SSX Blur

+/- Click for more/less SSX Blur is a snowboarding simulation game that requires the use of both WiiMote and Nunchuk.  Controls are intuitive and rely on fine movements and dexterity.  Turning/steering is achieved by pro and supination of the wrists, … Continue reading

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Rayman Raving Rabbids 2

+/- Click for more/less Rayman Raving Rabbids is the second Rayman game released for the Wii.  The game is made up of a broad selection of mini games, the majority of which are already unlocked (you don’t have to play the … Continue reading

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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games

+/- Click for more/less Sonic and Mario Olympic Games is a collection of mini games relating to olympic sports.  Most games can be accessed by just using the WiiMote but they can also be played using the Nunchuk as well.  Most of the … Continue reading

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