Below is a list of suggested pieces of kit and accessories that may be of interest and use to those already using or just setting up using the Nintendo Wii within therapy or rehabilitation.
For more information about using the balance board within rehab and for calibration techniques please visit the following link: Balance Board
The space required largely depends upon how energetic the user is. Its is advised that patients are suitably far enough from the TV screen so that they can see their actions clearly without having to move their heads but not be too fair away that they are unable to see details and instructions.
If more users are involved in the session then more space will be required – enough so that they do not touch with out stretched arms, to avoid collision during play.
Nintendo offer their own safety advice regarding distance from the screen and playing area. The information can be found at the following website http://www.nintendo.co.uk/Support/Wii/Safety-Information/Safety-Information-for-Playing-Wii/Safety-Information-for-Playing-Wii-243003.html
Previous reviews of games can be found on the wiihab blog, found at the following link: http://wiihabilitationgames.blogspot.co.uk/
The WiiMotes and Balance Board both take AA batteries. It is advisable to have spare batteries available and charged for when the ones in the controllers have run out. Below are a couple of examples of options in battery management.
Knowing how to use the equipment and software is easily overlooked with unfamiliarity causing longer than necessary set up times and potential frustration if things don’t go as planned.
For information on support and training available for setting up or for ongoing use of gaming technology within rehab please click the following button.