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Video game-based coordinative training improves ataxia in children with degenerative ataxia.

Neurology. 2012 Nov 13;79(20):2056-60.Ilg W, Schatton C, Schicks J, Giese MA, Schöls L, Synofzik M. +/- Click for more/less AbstractOBJECTIVE: Degenerative ataxias in children present a rare condition where effective treatments are lacking. Intensive coordinative training based on physiotherapeutic exercises … 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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Balance recovery through virtual stepping exercises using Kinect skeleton tracking: a follow-up study with chronic stroke patients.

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2012;181:108-12. Lloréns R, Alcañiz M, Colomer C, Navarro MD. Source Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain. +/- Click for more/less AbstractStroke patients often suffer from hemiparesis, which affects their balance condition and consequently their self-dependency and … Continue reading

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Wii-habilitation as balance therapy for children with acquired brain injury.

Authors: Tatla SK, Radomski A, Cheung J, Maron M, Jarus T. Developmental Neurorehabilation. 2012 Dec 11. [Epub ahead of print] Acute Rehabilitation Team, Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children, 3644 Slocan Avenue , Vancouver, BC V5M 3E8 , Canada. +/- … Continue reading

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Exergames for the elderly: towards an embedded Kinect-based clinical test of falls risk.

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2012;178:51-7.Garcia JA, Felix Navarro K, Schoene D, Smith ST, Pisan Y. University of Technology Sydney, FEIT, Australia. +/- Click for more/less AbstractFalls are the leading cause of disability, injuries or even death among older adults. Exercise … 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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Research: Validity of the Microsoft Kinect for assessment of postural control.

Gait Posture. 2012 Jul;36(3):372-7. Clark RA, Pua YH, Fortin K, Ritchie C, Webster KE, Denehy L, Bryant AL.Source: Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia. AbstractClinically feasible methods of assessing postural control … Continue reading

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Assessment of the postural control strategies used to play two Wii Fit™ videogames

Gait Posture. 2012 Jul;36(3):449-53. A. Michalski, C.M. Glazebrook, A.J. Martin, W.W.N. Wong, A.J.W. Kim, K.D. Moody, N.M. Salbach, B. Steinnagel, J. Andrysek, R. Torres-Moreno, K.F. Zabjek +/- Click for more/less Abstract The Nintendo Wii Fit™ may provide an affordable alternative … 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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