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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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Why playing Wii could help your eyes

February 22 2012By FIONA MACRAEiOL SciTech London – It is a discovery unlikely to be popular with parents who tell their children the very opposite. Playing videogames could actually be good for your eyesight – at least if you have … Continue reading

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Home-based upper limb rehabilitation using a modified Wii system

Study aims The Wii Stroke Therapy for Arm Rehabilitation (Wii STAR) study (formerly the Upper Limb Rehabilitation study) aims to investigate the possibility of using low cost commercially available components employed in the games market to encourage patients to practice … 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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Wii helps stroke victims – May 2011

Friday, 06 May 2011Neuroscience Research Australia A 23-year-old stroke patient says she made a remarkable recovery after suffering a stroke because of rehabilitation therapy using Nintendo Wii. +/- Click for more/less Stephanie Ho suffered a stroke in 2010, when she … Continue reading

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MS patients sought for Hope College study of Wii Fit’s rehab potential

HOLLAND — Maureen Dunn of the Hope College kinesiology faculty is hoping to find area residents with multiple sclerosis who share her interest in exploring the Nintendo Wii Fit’s potential for enhancing balance and mobility. +/- Click for more/less Dunn … Continue reading

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Wii Fit Effective as Physical Therapy For Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Since its launch in 2006, the Nintendo Wii Fit game console not only has been popularized as a way for players to get in shape, but as a growing form of rehabilitation and physical therapy. Now, researchers have found that … Continue reading

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