Category Archives: arms

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Comparing Outcomes of Kinect Videogame-Based Occupational/Physical Therapy Versus Usual Care.

Dahl-Popolizio Sue, Loman Jamil, and Cordes Colleen Clemency. Games for Health Journal. May 2014, 3(3): 157-161. doi:10.1089/g4h.2014.0002. Abstract OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a game-like exercise tool as a component of occupational and … Continue reading

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Fit & Fun – Your Virtual Personal Coach – Game Review

Fit and Fun is a fitness orientated game that introduces so couple of games that also aim to contribute to developing fitness skills.  The game combines elements of fitness routines with a handful of accessible and responsive games that can be described … 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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Just Dance

+/- Click for more/less Just Dance is an active game that requires the player to follow a sequence of dance moves during well known songs. The game only requires the use of one Wii Remote in dominant hand. As the … 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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Links Crossbow

+/- Click for more/less Links Crossbow is a shooting game relying on aim and co-ordination.  The game does use both the WiiMote and Nunchuk, with the Nunchuk joystick being used to control the direction of the player.  It has a … Continue reading

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