Category Archives: parkinsons disease

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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: Feasibility, safety and outcomes of playing Kinect Adventures!™ for people with Parkinson’s disease: a pilot study

Physiotherapy June 2014 Volume 100, Issue 2, Pages 162–168 Authors: J.E. Pompeu, L.A. Arduini, A.R. Botelho, M.B.F. Fonseca, S.M.A.A. Pompeu, C. Torriani-Pasin, J.E. Deutsch Abstract Objectives To assess the feasibility, safety and outcomes of playing Microsoft Kinect Adventures™ for people … Continue reading

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RESEARCH: Retraining function in people with Parkinson’s disease using the Microsoft kinect: game design and pilot testing

Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014; 11: 60. Brook Galna, Dan Jackson, Guy Schofield, Roisin McNaney, Mary Webster, Gillian Barry, Dadirayi Mhiripiri, Madeline Balaam, Patrick Olivier, and Lynn Rochester Abstract Background Computer based gaming systems, such as the Microsoft Kinect … Continue reading

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RESEARCH: Feasibility, safety and outcomes of playing Kinect Adventures!™ for people with Parkinson’s disease: a pilot study.

Physiotherapy. 2014 Jun;100(2):162-8. doi: 10.1016/j.physio.2013.10.003. Epub 2013 Dec 27. Feasibility, safety and outcomes of playing Kinect Adventures!™ for people with Parkinson’s disease: a pilot study. Pompeu JE, Arduini LA, Botelho AR, Fonseca MB, Pompeu SM, Torriani-Pasin C, Deutsch JE. Full … 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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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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Home-based balance training programme using Wii Fit with balance board for Parkinsons’s disease: A pilot study

Journal of Rehabilation Medicine 2012 Feb;44(2):144-50. Esculier JF, Vaudrin J, Bériault P, Gagnon K, Tremblay LE.Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Rehabilitation, University of Ottawa, Québec, Canada. +/- Click for more/less AbstractObjectives: To evaluate the effects of a home-based balance … Continue reading

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Red Hill Studios Parkinsons Game Research

The University of California San Francisco School of Nursing and Red Hill Studios, an educational games startup, have collaborated to help people with Parkinson’s disease by developing a suite of therapeutic games. After a recently concluded three month pilot study, … Continue reading

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Ready for some Wii-habilitation? Feb 2011

By RICHARD BARBER London – When world-renowned flautist Sir James Galway fell down the stairs, badly breaking his left wrist and shattering his right elbow, he feared his career could be over. But the musician, who made his name with … Continue reading

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