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Evaluation of the Frails’ Fall Efficacy by Comparing Treatments (EFFECT) on reducing fall and fear of fall in moderately frail older adults: study protocol for a randomised control trial

Trials. 2011; 12: 155. Published online 2011 June 18 Boon Chong Kwok, Kaysar Mamun, Manju Chandran and Chek Hooi Wong +/- Click for more/less Abstract Background Falls are common in frail older adults and often result in injuries and hospitalisation. … 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 – April 2011

Physiotherapy : Available online 29 April 2011. Hamid Bateni 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 ObjectivesTo determine the effectiveness of … Continue reading

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Effectiveness of a Wii balance board-based system (eBaViR) for balance rehabilitation: a pilot randomized clinical trial in patients with acquired brain injury. May 2011

Journal of Neuroengineering Rehabilitation. 2011 May 23;8(1):30 Gil-Gomez JA, Llorens R, Alcaniz M, Colomer C.+/- Click for more/less ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND:Acquired brain injury (ABI) is the main cause of death and disability among young adults. In most cases, survivors can experience … Continue reading

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Reliability of an inexpensive and portable dynamic weight bearing asymmetry assessment system incorporating dual Nintendo Wii Balance Boards – May 2011

Gait Posture. 2011 May 11. Clark RA, McGough R, Paterson K. Source: Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine, Department of Physiotherapy, The University of Melbourne, 202 Berkeley Street, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia. +/- Click for more/less AbstractWeight bearing asymmetry … Continue reading

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The Reliability and Preliminary Validity of Game-Based Fall Risk Assessment in Community-Dwelling Older Adults.

Geriatric Nursing2011 Apr 16. [Epub ahead of print]Yamada M, Aoyama T, Nakamura M, Tanaka B, Nagai K, Tatematsu N, Uemura K, Nakamura T, Tsuboyama T, Ichihashi N. +/- Click for more/less AbstractThe purpose of this study was to examine whether … Continue reading

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A standing location detector enabling people with developmental disabilities to control environmental stimulation through simple physical activities with Nintendo Wii Balance Boards.

Res Dev Disabil. 2010 Dec 13. [Epub ahead of print] Shih CH. Department of Special Education National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan +/- Click for more/less AbstractThis study evaluated whether two people with developmental disabilities would be able to actively perform … Continue reading

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Development of an interactive game-based rehabilitation tool for dynamic balance training.

Top Stroke Rehabilitation. 2010 Sep-Oct;17(5):345-52. Lange B, Flynn S, Proffitt R, Chang CY, Rizzo AS. Medical Virtual Reality Group, Institute for Creative Technologies, University of Southern California, Playa Vista, California. +/- Click for more/less AbstractConventional physical therapy techniques have been … Continue reading

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Assessing and training standing balance in older adults: A novel approach using the ‘Nintendo Wii’ Balance Board.

Gait Posture. 2010 Nov 17. [Epub ahead of print] Young W, Ferguson S, Brault S, Craig C. The School of Psychology, The Queen’s University Belfast +/- Click for more/less AbstractOlder adults, deemed to be at a high risk of falling, … Continue reading

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EXercising with Computers in Later Life (EXCELL) – pilot and feasibility study of the acceptability of the Nintendo® WiiFit in community fallers

BMC Research Notes 2010, 3:238 Marie A Williams , Roy L Soiza , Alison McE Jenkinson and Alison Stewart Published: 13 September 2010 +/- Click for more/less Abstract BackgroundFalls management programmes have been instituted to attempt to reduce falls. This … Continue reading

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Assisting people with multiple disabilities actively correct abnormal standing posture with a Nintendo Wii balance board through controlling environmental stimulation. (2010)

+/- Click for more/less Res Dev Disabil. 2010 Jul-Aug;31(4):936-42. Epub 2010 Apr 9. Shih CH, Shih CT, Chu CL. Abstract The latest researches adopted software technology turning the Nintendo Wii Balance Board into a high performance change of standing posture … Continue reading

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