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RESEARCH: Home-Based Balance Training Using the Wii Balance Board A Randomized, Crossover Pilot Study in Multiple Sclerosis.

Neurorehabilitation & Neural Repair 2013; 27: 516-525 Authors: Luca Prosperini, MD Deborah Fortuna, MS Costanza Giannì, MD Laura Leonardi, MD Maria Rita Marchetti, MS Carlo Pozzilli, MD, PhD Abstract Objective. To evaluate the effectiveness of a home-based rehabilitation of balance … Continue reading

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RESEARCH: Point-of-care-testing of standing posture with wii balance board and microsoft kinect during transcranial direct current stimulation – A feasibility study.

NeuroRehabilitation. 2014 Apr 30. [Epub ahead of print] Dutta A, Chugh S, Banerjee A, Dutta A. Full article information here Abstract BACKGROUND: Non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) is a promising tool for facilitating motor function. NIBS therapy in conjunction with training … 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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The assessment of postural control and the influence of a secondary task in people with anterior cruciate ligament reconstructed knees using a Nintendo Wii Balance Board.

British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2012 Dec 25. [Epub ahead of print] Howells BE, Clark RA, Ardern CL, Bryant AL, Feller JA, Whitehead TS, Webster KE. Source Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Faculty of Health Sciences, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.+/- … 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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Validity of the Nintendo Wii(R) balance board for the assessment of standing balance in Parkinson’s disease.

Clinical Rehabilitation 2012 Sept 7 (Epub ahead of print)  Holmes JD, Jenkins ME, Johnson AM, Hunt MA, Clark RA. School of Occupational Therapy, The University of Western Ontario, Canada. +/- Click for more/less Abstract Background:Impaired postural stability places individuals with Parkinson’s … Continue reading

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A game-console to improve balance in Parkinson Disease: preliminary results using the Nintendo Wii

Italian Journal of Physiotherapy 2012 June;2(2):45-9 Pelosin E., Avanzino L., Trompetto C., Marinelli L., Marchese R., Abbruzzese G. +/- Click for more/less Abstract: AIM: Balance impairment is a common problem in idiopathic Parkinson’s disease (PD) often responsible for increased risk … Continue reading

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WiiFit™ Plus balance test scores for the assessment of balance and mobility in older adults

Gait and PostureRebecca J. Reed-Jones, Sandor Dorgo , Maija K. Hitchings , Julia O. Bader Highlights ► WiiFit™ balance tests do not correlate with standardized functional balance, mobility and fitness tests. ► Wii balance score does correlate with visual processing … Continue reading

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