Category Archives: elderly

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Effects of virtual reality training using Nintendo Wii and treadmill walking exercise on balance and walking for stroke patients.

J Phys Ther Sci. 2016 Nov;28(11):3112-3115. Bang YS1, Son KH2, Kim HJ2. Link Abstract [Purpose] The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of virtual reality training using Nintendo Wii on balance and walking for stroke patients. [Subjects … Continue reading

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Using data from the Microsoft Kinect 2 to determine postural stability in healthy subjects: A feasibility trial

Dehbandi B, Barachant A, Smeragliuolo AH, Long JD, Bumanlag SJ, He V, et al. (2017) Using data from the Microsoft Kinect 2 to determine postural stability in healthy subjects: A feasibility trial. PLoS ONE 12(2): e0170890. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0170890 Link Abstract The … Continue reading

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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: Let’s Kinect to Increase Balance and Coordination of Older People: Pilot Testing of a Balloon Catching Game

International Journal of Virtual Worlds and Human-Computer Interaction Volume 2, Issue 1, Year 2014 – Pages 37-46 Claire Davies, Thomas Vinumon, Lynne Taylor, John Parsons Abstract– The purpose of this research was to design, develop and assess the usability of … 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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RESEARCH: Systematic review of Kinect applications in elderly care and stroke rehabilitation

Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2014; 11: 108. David Webster and Ozkan Celik Abstract In this paper we present a review of the most current avenues of research into Kinect-based elderly care and stroke rehabilitation systems to … Continue reading

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Wii, Kinect and SimplyHome & Tech-savvy Seniors

Wii, Kinect and SimplyHome – Tech-savvy Seniors (via http://send2pressnewswire.com) ASHEVILLE, N.C., Nov. 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — So, what do Microsoft’s new Xbox Kinect, Nintendo’s Wii and SimplyHome have in common? SimplyHome’s assistive technology is bringing its clients to the next … 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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A balancing act so watch it

Bianca Clare | 31st March 2012 www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au A GROUP of Sunshine Coast seniors is set to spend more time in front of the television to see if it helps improve their co-ordination and balance. University of Sunshine Coast PhD student … Continue reading

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