Category Archives: Nintendo Wii

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The Effects of Nintendo Wii-Fit Video Games on Balance in Children with Mild Cerebral Palsy

Pediatrics International Authors: Devrim Tarakci Assisstant Professor1,*, Burcu Ersoz Huseyinsinoglu Assisstant Professor2, Ela Tarakci Associate Professor2 and Arzu Razak Ozdinçler Professor2 DOI: 10.1111/ped.12942 Abstract Background This study aimed to compare the effects of Nintendo Wii-Fit balance-based video games and conventional balance training … Continue reading

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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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Sony PlayStation EyeToy elicits higher levels of movement than the Nintendo Wii: implications for stroke rehabilitation.

Neil A, Ens S, Pelletier R, Jarus T, Rand D.Source: Abilities Neurological Rehabilitation, Vancouver, CanadaEuropean Journal of Physical Rehabilitation Medicine. 2012 Nov 21. +/- Click for more/less Abstract: BACKGROUND: Virtual reality (VR) is an emerging trend in stroke rehabilitation. VR … 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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