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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207400/a-low-cost-adaptive-balance-training-platform-for-stroke-patients-a-usability-study
#1
Sunny Verma, Deepesh Kumar, Animesh Kumawat, Anirban Dutta, Uttama Lahiri
Stroke patients usually suffer from asymmetric posture due to hemi-paresis that can result in reduced postural controllability leading to a balance deficit. This deficit increases the risk of falls, which often makes them dependent on caregivers for community ambulation, thus deteriorating their quality of life. Conventional balance training involves rehabilitation exercises performed under physiotherapist's supervision where the scarcity of trained professionals as well as the cost of clinic-based rehabilitation programs can deter stroke survivors from undergoing regular balance training...
February 9, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192034/physiological-and-perceived-responses-in-different-levels-of-exergames-in-elite-athletes
#2
Louisa Ming Yan Chung, Feng Hua Sun, Chris Tsz Man Cheng
OBJECTIVE: Exergames have been suggested to increase the public's physical activity and to benefit cardiovascular health, particularly among the youth. However, not many studies compared the physiological and perceived responses between exergames and the authentic sports especially for elite athletes. This study aimed to investigate the physiological and perceived responses in different levels of Nintendo(®) Wii Fit™ U rowing exergames in one group of elite rowing athletes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All participants were asked to perform the authentic rowing on the indoor rowing machine on the first day and to play the rowing exergames on the second day, in three levels with 1 hour rest between levels...
February 2017: Games for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176448/intraoperative-image-navigation-experimental-study-of-the-feasibility-and-surgeon-preference-between-a-sterile-encased-nintendo-wii-tm-remote-and-standard-wireless-computer-mouse
#3
Ryan Appleby, Alex Zur Linden, William Sears
Diagnostic imaging plays an important role in the operating room, providing surgeons with a reference and surgical plan. Surgeon autonomy in the operating room has been suggested to decrease errors that stem from communication mistakes. A standard computer mouse was compared to a wireless remote-control style controller for computer game consoles (Wiimote) for the navigation of diagnostic imaging studies by sterile personnel in this prospective survey study. Participants were recruited from a cohort of residents and faculty that use the surgical suites at our institution...
February 7, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167167/nintendo-wii-fit-for-balance-rehabilitation-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease-a-comparative-study
#4
Stefano Negrini, Luciano Bissolotti, Alessandro Ferraris, Fulvia Noro, Mark D Bishop, Jorge Hugo Villafañe
BACKGROUND: Impaired postural stability places individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD) at an increased risk for falls. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the effectiveness of 10 vs. 15 sessions of Nintendo Wii Fit for balance recovery for outpatients PD. METHODS: Twenty-seven patients, 48.1% female (66 ± 8 years), with PD. Patients with PD were consecutively assigned to one of two groups receiving either 10 or 15 sessions (low dose or high dose group, respectively) with Nintendo Wii Fit in recovering balancing ability...
January 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163693/balance-in-virtual-reality-effect-of-age-and-bilateral-vestibular-loss
#5
Elodie Chiarovano, Wei Wang, Stephen J Rogers, Hamish G MacDougall, Ian S Curthoys, Catherine de Waele
BACKGROUND: Quantitative balance measurement is used in clinical practice to prevent falls. The conditions of the test were limited to eyes open, eyes closed, and sway-referenced vision. We developed a new visual perturbation to challenge balance using virtual reality (VR), measuring postural stability by a Wii Balance Board (WBB). METHODS: In this study, we recorded balance performance of 116 healthy subjects and of 10 bilateral vestibular loss patients using VR to assess the effect of age and the effect of total loss of vestibular function...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113566/moving-real-exergaming-engines-on-the-web-the-webfitforall-case-study-in-an-active-and-healthy-ageing-living-lab-environment
#6
Evdokimos Konstantinidis, Giorgos Bamparopoulos, Panagiotis Bamidis
Exergames have been the subject of research and technology innovations for a number of years. Different devices and technologies have been utilized to train the body and the mind of senior people or different patient groups. In the past we presented FitForAll, the protocol efficacy of which was proven through widely taken (controlled) pilots with more than 116 seniors for a period of two months. The current piece of work, expands this and, presents the first truly web exergaming platform, which is solely based on HTML5 and JavaScript without any browser plugin requirements...
April 27, 2016: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103811/study-protocol-effect-of-playful-training-on-functional-abilities-of-older-adults-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#7
Jari Due Jessen, Henrik Hautop Lund
BACKGROUND: Loss of functional capabilities due to inactivity is one of the most common reasons for fall accidents, and it has been well established that loss of capabilities can be effectively reduced by physical activity. Pilot studies indicate a possible improvement in functional abilities of community dwelling elderly as a result of short-term playing with an exergame system in the form of interactive modular tiles. Such playful training may be motivational to perform and viewed by the subjects to offer life-fulfilling quality, while providing improvement in physical abilities, e...
January 19, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026984/examining-changes-to-center-of-pressure-during-the-first-trials-of-wii-gameplay
#8
Rebecca Reed-Jones, Laura Carvalho, Chelsey Sanderson, William Montelpare, Nicholas Murray, Douglas Powell
OBJECTIVE: Use of the Nintendo Wii™ as a balance assessment and rehabilitation tool continues to grow. One advantage of the Wii is that games can serve as a virtual reality training tool; however, a disadvantage of the Wii is the human-machine interface and the learning effect over multiple trials. The purpose of this study was to assess changes in postural control during Wii gameplay over a series of trials in novice players. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-one university athletes (aged 18-25 years) completed four trials of the Nintendo Wii Fit™ soccer heading (SH) balance game...
February 2017: Games for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995527/unilateral-lower-limb-strength-assessed-using-the-nintendo-wii-balance-board-a-simple-and-reliable-method
#9
A W Blomkvist, S Andersen, E de Bruin, M G Jorgensen
BACKGROUND: Lower limb weakness is an important risk factor for fall accidents and a predictor for all-cause mortality among older adults. Unilateral whole-lower limb strength may be a better measure of fall risk than the bilateral measure. In addition, a number of clinical conditions affect only one leg, and thus this type of assessment is relevant in clinical settings. AIM: To explore the intra-rater reproducibility of the Nintendo Wii Balance Board (WBB) to measure unilateral whole-lower limb strength and to compare the method with stationary isometric muscle apparatus (SID)...
December 19, 2016: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960603/elderly-people-s-perceptions-of-using-wii-sports-bowling-a-qualitative-study
#10
Fredrik Glännfjord, Helena Hemmingsson, Åsa Larsson Ranada
The Nintendo Wii is a gaming console with motion-sensitive controls that is making inroads into health care and rehabilitation. However, there is still limited knowledge on how elderly people perceive the use of such a product. The aim of this study was to examine how the use of the Wii Sports Bowling in an activity group was perceived by elderly people. The data consisted of observations and interviews with participants who used Wii Sports Bowling and was analysed with content analysis. The findings are described in three themes; 'The use of the Wii Sports game', 'Engagement in the game' and 'Social interaction around the activity'...
December 14, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942130/effects-of-virtual-reality-training-using-nintendo-wii-and-treadmill-walking-exercise-on-balance-and-walking-for-stroke-patients
#11
Yo-Soon Bang, Kyung Hyun Son, Hyun Jin Kim
[Purpose] The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of virtual reality training using Nintendo Wii on balance and walking for stroke patients. [Subjects and Methods] Forty stroke patients with stroke were randomly divided into two exercise program groups: virtual reality training (n=20) and treadmill (n=20). The subjects underwent their 40-minute exercise program three times a week for eight weeks. Their balance and walking were measured before and after the complete program. We measured the left/right weight-bearing and the anterior/posterior weight-bearing for balance, as well as stance phase, swing phase, and cadence for walking...
November 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939651/reproducibility-and-validity-of-the-nintendo-wii-balance-board-for-measuring-shoulder-sensorimotor-control-in-prone-lying
#12
H Eshoj, Birgit Juul-Kristensen, Rene Gam Bender Jørgensen, Karen Søgaard
INTRODUCTION: For the lower limbs, the Nintendo Wii Balance Board (NWBB) has been widely used to measure postural control. However, this has not been performed for upper limb measurements. Further, the NWBB has shown to produce more background noise with decreasing loads, which may be of concern when used for upper limb testing. The aim was to investigate reproducibility and validity of the NWBB. METHODS: A test-retest design was performed with 68 subjects completing three different prone lying, upper limb weight-bearing balance tasks on a NWBB: two-arms, eyes closed (1) one-arm, non-dominant/non-injured (2) and one-arm, dominant/injured (3)...
December 5, 2016: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928870/balance-evaluation-in-haemophilic-preadolescent-patients-using-nintendo-wii-balance-board-%C3%A2
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S Pérez-Alenda, J J Carrasco, M Aguilar-Rodríguez, L Martínez-Gómez, M Querol-Giner, R Cuesta-Barriuso, A Torres-Ortuño, F Querol
INTRODUCTION: Alterations in the musculoskeletal system, especially in the lower limbs, limit physical activity and affect balance and walking. Postural impairments in haemophilic preteens could increase the risk of bleeding events and deteriorate the physical condition, promoting the progression of haemophilic arthropathy. AIM: This study aims to evaluate static postural balance in haemophilic children, assessed by means of the Wii Balance Board(®) (WBB). METHODS: Nineteen children with haemophilia and 19 without haemophilia aged 9-10 years, have participated in this study...
December 8, 2016: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923168/improved-exponential-convergence-result-for-generalized-neural-networks-including-interval-time-varying-delayed-signals
#14
G Rajchakit, R Saravanakumar, Choon Ki Ahn, Hamid Reza Karimi
This article examines the exponential stability analysis problem of generalized neural networks (GNNs) including interval time-varying delayed states. A new improved exponential stability criterion is presented by establishing a proper Lyapunov-Krasovskii functional (LKF) and employing new analysis theory. The improved reciprocally convex combination (RCC) and weighted integral inequality (WII) techniques are utilized to obtain new sufficient conditions to ascertain the exponential stability result of such delayed GNNs...
February 2017: Neural Networks: the Official Journal of the International Neural Network Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917380/effect-of-dynamic-temperature-stimulus-to-plantar-surface-of-the-foot-in-the-standing-position
#15
Ryo Watanabe, Hiroyuki Kajimoto
We have previously found that a vertical force or tactile sensation occurs when the temperature of a participant's skin changes rapidly. In this illusion, upward motion, pressure, or force sensation is elicited when stimulus temperature rises rapidly, whereas in the opposite case, downward motion or pulling sensation is elicited. In this paper, we applied this phenomenon to the sole (plantar surface of the foot) to present the sensation of ground slope. To investigate this, we conducted an experiment that measured the correlation between stimulation temperature and front-back direction position of the center of gravity...
2016: Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904518/testing-the-feasibility-and-safety-of-the-nintendo-wii-gaming-console-in-orthopedic-rehabilitation-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-study
#16
Andreas Ficklscherer, Jonas Stapf, Kay Michael Meissner, Thomas Niethammer, Matthias Lahner, Markus Wagenhäuser, Peter E Müller, Matthias F Pietschmann
INTRODUCTION: The Nintendo Wii game console is already used as an additional training device for e.g. neurological wards. Still there are limited data available regarding orthopedic rehabilitation. The authors' objective was to examine whether the Nintendo Wii is an appropriate and safe tool in rehabilitation after orthopedic knee surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective, randomized, controlled study comparing standard physiotherapy vs. standard physiotherapy plus game console training (Wii group) in patients having anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair or knee arthroplasty was conducted...
December 1, 2016: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882910/does-nintendo-wii-balance-board-improve-standing-balance-a-randomised-controlled-trial-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
#17
Valeska Gatica-Rojas, Guillermo Méndez-Rebolledo, Eduardo Guzman-Muñoz, Alex Soto-Poblete, Ricardo Cartes-Velásquez, Edith Elgueta-Cancino, Eduardo Cofré Lizama
BACKGROUND: Evidence on the effect of systemic exercise programs to improve the standing balance with the Nintendo Wii system is very limited and its post- treatment effectiveness is unknown in cerebral palsy (CP) patients. AIM: Primary aim was to compare the effect of Nintendo Wii balance board (Wii- therapy) and standard physiotherapy (SPT), on the performance of standing balance in children and adolescents with CP. Secondary aim was to determine the post-treatment effectiveness of Wii-therapy and SPT...
November 24, 2016: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877067/similar-long-term-survival-of-consecutive-in-hospital-and-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-patients-treated-with-targeted-temperature-management
#18
Magaly Engsig, Helle Søholm, Fredrik Folke, Peter J Gadegaard, Julie Therese Wiis, Rune Molin, Thomas Mohr, Frederik N Engsig
OBJECTIVE: The long-term survival of in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) patients treated with targeted temperature management (TTM) is poorly described. The aim of this study was to compare the outcomes of consecutive IHCA with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients treated with TTM. DESIGN SETTING AND PATIENTS: Retrospectively collected data on all consecutive adult patients treated with TTM at a university tertiary heart center between 2005 and 2011 were analyzed...
2016: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855310/between-leg-differences-in-challenging-single-limb-balance-performance-one-year-following-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#19
Anna L Hatton, Kay M Crossley, Ross A Clark, Timothy S Whitehead, Hayden G Morris, Adam G Culvenor
Following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture, reconstructive surgery (ALCR) is often performed to mechanically stabilise the knee, however functional deficits often persist long after surgery. Impaired single-limb standing balance has been observed in the ACLR limb compared to healthy individuals. However, it remains inconclusive as to whether these same balance deficits exist between the injured and contralateral uninjured limbs, during challenging balance tasks, and at a time when patients are permitted to return to sport...
November 11, 2016: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846366/wii-based-interactive-video-games-as-a-supplement-to-conventional-therapy-for-rehabilitation-of-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
#20
Jane Elizabeth Sajan, Judy Ann John, Pearlin Grace, Sneha Sara Sabu, George Tharion
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of interactive video gaming (IVG) with Nintendo Wii (Wii) supplemented to conventional therapy in rehabilitation of children with cerebral palsy (CP). DESIGN: Randomized, controlled, assessor-blinded study. PARTICIPANTS: Children with CP; 10 children each in the control and intervention groups. INTERVENTION: IVG using Wii, given as a supplement to conventional therapy, for 45 min per day, 6 days a week for 3 weeks...
November 15, 2016: Developmental Neurorehabilitation
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