Category Archives: wii fit

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Effectiveness of Exergaming Training (Wii) in Reducing Risk and Incidence of Falls in Frail Older Adults With a History of Falls.

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2015 Dec;96(12):2096-102. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.08.427. Epub 2015 Sep 7. Fu AS, Gao KL, Tung AK, Tsang WW, Kwan MM. Abstract OBJECTIVE: To use Nintendo’s Wii Fit balance board to determine the effectiveness of exergaming training in reducing … 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: Using the Wii Fit as a tool for balance assessment and neurorehabilitation: the first half decade of “Wii-search”

Goble et al. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014, 11:12 http://www.jneuroengrehab.com/content/11/1/12 Abstract The Nintendo Wii Fit was released just over five years ago as a means of improving basic fitness and overall well-being. Despite this broad mission, the Wii Fit has … Continue reading

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RESEARCH: Six Weeks of Unsupervised Nintendo Wii Fit Gaming is Effective at Improving Balance in Independent Older Adults.

Journal of Aging and Physical Activity [2014] Authors: Vaughan Patrick Nicholson, Mark McKean, John Lowe, Christine Fawcett, and Brendan Burkett Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness of unsupervised Nintendo Wii Fit balance training in older adults. METHODS: 41 older adults … Continue reading

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The effect of Nintendo(R) Wii(R) on balance in people with multiple sclerosis: a pilot randomized control study.

Multiple Sclerosis. 2013 Jan 15. [Epub ahead of print] Brichetto G, Spallarossa P, de Carvalho ML, Battaglia MA. Scientific Research Area, Italian Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (FISM), Genoa, Italy. +/- Click for more/less AbstractImprovement of sensory strategies is a relevant part … Continue reading

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An investigation of the impact of regular use of the Wii Fit to improve motor and psychosocial outcomes in children with movement difficulties: a pilot study.

Child Care Health Dev. 2013 Jan 30. [Epub ahead of print] Hammond J, Jones V, Hill EL, Green D, Male I. Brighton & Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Brighton, East Sussex, UK. +/- Click for more/less Abstract BACKGROUND: Children with … Continue reading

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Can balance in children with cerebral palsy improve through use of an activity promoting computer game?

Technology and Health Care Volume 20, Number 6 / 2012; Pages -501-510 Authors: Nerrolyn Ramstrand, Frida Lygnegård Department of Rehabilitation, School of Health Sciences, Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden+/- Click for more/less AbstractIntroduction: This study aimed to evaluate if use of … Continue reading

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Changes in balance in older adults based on use of physical therapy vs the Wii Fit gaming system: a preliminary study.

Physiotherapy. 2012 Sep;98(3):211-6. Epub 2011 Apr 29. Bateni H. School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders, Physical Therapy Program, Northern Illinois University, 1425 W. Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115-2828, USA +/- Click for more/less Abstract OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness of … Continue reading

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Motor learning, retention and transfer after virtual-reality-based training in Parkinson’s disease–effect of motor and cognitive demands of games: a longitudinal, controlled clinical study.

Physiotherapy. 2012 Sep;98(3):217-23. Epub 2012 Jul 9. dos Santos Mendes FA, Pompeu JE, Modenesi Lobo A, Guedes da Silva K, Oliveira Tde P, Peterson Zomignani A, Pimentel Piemonte ME. Department of Neuroscience and Behaviour, Institute of Psychology, University of São … Continue reading

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The effect of the Nintendo Wii Fit on balance control and gross motor function of children with spastic hemiplegic cerebral palsy.

Dev Neurorehabil. 2012 Oct 3. Jelsma J, Pronk M, Ferguson G, Jelsma-Smit D.  Division of Physiotherapy, Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Cape Town , South Africa.+/- Click for more/less Abstract Objective: To study the impact of training using … Continue reading

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