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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449001/balance-assessment-during-squatting-exercise-a-comparison-between-laboratory-grade-force-plate-and-a-commercial-low-cost-device
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Alessandro Mengarelli, Federica Verdini, Stefano Cardarelli, Francesco Di Nardo, Laura Burattini, Sandro Fioretti
Testing balance through squatting exercise is a central part of many rehabilitation programs and sports and plays also an important role in clinical evaluation of residual motor ability. The assessment of center of pressure (CoP) displacement and its parametrization is commonly used to describe and analyze squat movement and the laboratory-grade force plates (FP) are the gold standard for measuring balance performances from a dynamic view-point. However, the Nintendo Wii Balance Board (NWBB) has been recently proposed as an inexpensive and easily available device for measuring ground reaction force and CoP displacement in standing balance tasks...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445864/playing-to-your-skills-a-randomised-controlled-trial-evaluating-a-dedicated-video-game-for-minimally-invasive-surgery
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Cuan M Harrington, Vishwa Chaitanya, Patrick Dicker, Oscar Traynor, Dara O Kavanagh
BACKGROUND: Video gaming demands elements of visual attention, hand-eye coordination and depth perception which may be contiguous with laparoscopic skill development. General video gaming has demonstrated altered cortical plasticity and improved baseline/acquisition of minimally invasive skills. The present study aimed to evaluate for skill acquisition associated with a commercially available dedicated laparoscopic video game (Underground) and its unique (laparoscopic-like) controller for the Nintendo®Wii U™ console...
February 14, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426359/twenty-weeks-of-isometric-handgrip-home-training-to-lower-blood-pressure-in-hypertensive-older-adults-a-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#3
Martin Grønbech Jørgensen, Jesper Ryg, Mathias Brix Danielsen, Pascal Madeleine, Stig Andersen
BACKGROUND: Hypertension markedly increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases and overall mortality. Lifestyle modifications, such as increased levels of physical activity, are recommended as the first line of anti-hypertensive treatment. A recent systematic review showed that isometric handgrip (IHG) training was superior to traditional endurance and strength training in lowering resting systolic blood pressure (SBP). The average length of previous IHG training studies is approximately 7...
February 9, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385840/the-efficacy-of-virtual-reality-assisted-versus-traditional-rehabilitation-intervention-on-individuals-with-functional-ankle-instability-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Kijong Kim, Bongsam Choi, Wootaek Lim
PURPOSE: Virtual reality (VR) training, a virtual environment commonly generated by computer systems, may enhance the therapeutic efficacy of functional rehabilitation programmes. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of a VR assisted intervention (VRAI) versus traditional rehabilitation intervention (TRI) on functional ankle instability (FAI). METHODS: A single-blind randomized controlled study was conducted with 10 subjects for each group. The VRAI was conducted with the Nintendo Wii Fit Plus, whilst the TRI was conducted with a series of exercises with theraband...
January 31, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335629/a-prospective-randomized-evaluation-of-the-feasibility-of-exergaming-on-patients-undergoing-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#5
Helge Schumacher, Sabrina Stüwe, Peter Kropp, Doreen Diedrich, Sebastian Freitag, Nico Greger, Christian Junghanss, Mathias Freund, Inken Hilgendorf
The positive effects of physical and sports therapy for strain dependent physical practice and improved quality of life (QoL) are well known. Nevertheless, the available capacities and problem-oriented therapies in the setting of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) are limited. We conducted a prospective, randomized study among 42 HSCT recipients in order to investigate the influence of exergaming on Nintendo Wii® or classical physiotherapy (PT) on physical fitness and psychological well-being. The trial included evaluation of muscle strength, endurance, physical activity, distress, QoL, anxiety, and depression...
January 15, 2018: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311587/phenology-information-contributes-to-reduce-temporal-basis-risk-in-agricultural-weather-index-insurance
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Tobias Dalhaus, Oliver Musshoff, Robert Finger
Weather risks are an essential and increasingly important driver of agricultural income volatility. Agricultural insurances contribute to support farmers to cope with these risks. Among these insurances, weather index insurances (WII) are an innovative tool to cope with climatic risks in agriculture. Using WII, farmers receive an indemnification not based on actual yield reductions but are compensated based on a measured weather index, such as rainfall at a nearby weather station. The discrepancy between experienced losses and actual indemnification, basis risk, is a key challenge...
January 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304510/reliability-and-validity-of-the-wii-balance-board-for-assessment-of-standing-balance-a-systematic-review
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Ross A Clark, Benjamin F Mentiplay, Yong-Hao Pua, Kelly J Bower
The use of force platform technologies to assess standing balance is common across a range of clinical areas. Numerous researchers have evaluated the low-cost Wii Balance Board (WBB) for its utility in assessing balance, with variable findings. This review aimed to systematically evaluate the reliability and concurrent validity of the WBB for assessment of static standing balance. Articles were retrieved from six databases (Medline, SCOPUS, EMBASE, CINAHL, Web of Science, Inspec) from 2007 to 2017. After independent screening by two reviewers, 25 articles were included...
December 30, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289541/supervised-balance-training-and-wii-fit-based-exercises-lower-falls-risk-in-older-adults-with-type-2-diabetes
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Steven Morrison, Rachel Simmons, Sheri R Colberg, Henri K Parson, Aaron I Vinik
OBJECTIVES: This study examined the benefits of and differences between 12 weeks of thrice-weekly supervised balance training and an unsupervised at-home balance activity (using the Nintendo Wii Fit) for improving balance and reaction time and lowering falls risk in older individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). DESIGN: Before-after trial. SETTING: University research laboratory, home environment. PARTICIPANTS: Sixty-five older adults with type 2 diabetes were recruited for this study...
December 27, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287063/reference-data-on-reaction-time-and-aging-using-the-nintendo-wii-balance-board-a-cross-sectional-study-of-354-subjects-from-20-to-99-years-of-age
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Andreas W Blomkvist, Fredrik Eika, Martin T Rahbek, Karin D Eikhof, Mette D Hansen, Malene Søndergaard, Jesper Ryg, Stig Andersen, Martin G Jørgensen
BACKGROUND: Falls among older adults is one of the major public health challenges facing the rapidly changing demography. The valid assessment of reaction time (RT) and other well-documented risk factors for falls are mainly restricted to specialized clinics due to the equipment needed. The Nintendo Wii Balance Board has the potential to be a multi-modal test and intervention instrument for these risk factors, however, reference data are lacking. OBJECTIVE: To provide RT reference data and to characterize the age-related changes in RT measured by the Nintendo Wii Balance Board...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155369/virtual-rehabilitation-with-children-challenges-for-clinical-adoption-from-the-field
#10
Stephanie Glegg
Virtual, augmented, and mixed reality environments are increasingly being developed and used to address functional rehabilitation goals related to physical, cognitive, social, and psychological impairments. For example, a child with an acquired brain injury may participate in virtual rehabilitation to address impairments in balance, attention, turn taking, and engagement in therapy. The trend toward virtual rehabilitation first gained momentum with the adoption of commercial off-the-shelf active video gaming consoles (e...
November 2017: IEEE Pulse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136031/quantification-of-the-sit-to-stand-movement-for-monitoring-age-related-motor-deterioration-using-the-nintendo-wii-balance-board
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Go Yamako, Etsuo Chosa, Koji Totoribe, Yuu Fukao, Gang Deng
Simple methods for quantitative evaluations of individual motor performance are crucial for the early detection of motor deterioration. Sit-to-stand movement from a chair is a mechanically demanding component of activities of daily living. Here, we developed a novel method using the ground reaction force and center of pressure measured from the Nintendo Wii Balance Board to quantify sit-to-stand movement (sit-to-stand score) and investigated the age-related change in the sit-to-stand score as a method to evaluate reduction in motor performance...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131826/an-interactive-sports-video-game-as-an-intervention-for-rehabilitation-of-community-living-patients-with-schizophrenia-a-controlled-single-blind-crossover-study
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Nobuko Shimizu, Tomohiro Umemura, Masahiro Matsunaga, Takayoshi Hirai
Hypofrontality is a state of decreased cerebral blood flow in the prefrontal cortex during executive function performance; it is commonly observed in patients with schizophrenia. Cognitive dysfunction, as well as the psychological symptoms of schizophrenia, influences the ability of patients to reintegrate into society. The current study investigated the effects of an interactive sports video game (IVG; Nintendo Wii™ Sports Resort) on frontal lobe function of patients with schizophrenia. A sample of eight patients (6 male and 2 female; mean age = 46...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126375/a-clinical-survey-about-commercial-games-in-lower-limb-prosthetic-rehabilitation
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Bita Imam, William C Miller, Heather C Finlayson, Janice J Eng, Tal Jarus
BACKGROUND: Despite the popularity of commercial games in lower limb prosthetic rehabilitation, data about their prevalence of use as well as therapists' perspectives about these games are still lacking. OBJECTIVES: To learn about the prevalence of use of commercial games in lower limb prosthetic rehabilitation and therapists' perspectives about these games. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional. METHODS: An online survey was sent to physical and occupational therapists across prosthetic rehabilitation facilities in Canada...
November 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112939/serious-games-for-arm-rehabilitation-of-persons-with-multiple-sclerosis-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-study
#14
Johanna Jonsdottir, Rita Bertoni, Michael Lawo, Angelo Montesano, Thomas Bowman, Silvia Gabrielli
OBJECTIVES: The feasibility and preliminary evidence for efficacy of a serious games platform compared to exergame using the Wii for arm rehabilitation in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) was investigated. METHODS: A pilot single-blind randomized (2:1) controlled in clinic trial was carried out. Sixteen persons with MS participated (age years 56.8 (SD 12.3), MS-onset years 19.4 (SD 12.3), EDSS 6.5). Ten participants used a serious games platform (Rehab@Home) while 6 participants played with the commercial Wii platform, for four weeks (40min, 12 sessions/4 weeks)...
October 28, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106827/high-tech-low-cost-the-growing-place-of-wii-in-rehabilitation
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EDITORIAL
Emmanuel Coudeyre
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100855/virtual-rehabilitation-through-nintendo-wii-in-poststroke-patients-follow-up
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Adriani A Carregosa, Luan Rafael Aguiar Dos Santos, Marcelo R Masruha, Marília Lira da S Coêlho, Tácia C Machado, Daniele Costa B Souza, Gustavo Luan L Passos, Erika P Fonseca, Nildo Manoel da S Ribeiro, Ailton de Souza Melo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate in the follow-up the sensory-motor recovery and quality of life patients 2 months after completion of the Nintendo Wii console intervention and determine whether learning retention was obtained through the technique. METHODS: Five hemiplegics patients participated in the study, of whom 3 were male with an average age of 54.8 years (SD = 4.6). Everyone practiced Nintendo Wii therapy for 2 months (50 minutes/day, 2 times/week, during 16 sessions)...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099091/device-free-passive-identity-identification-via-wifi-signals
#17
Jiguang Lv, Wu Yang, Dapeng Man
Device-free passive identity identification attracts much attention in recent years, and it is a representative application in sensorless sensing. It can be used in many applications such as intrusion detection and smart building. Previous studies show the sensing potential of WiFi signals in a device-free passive manner. It is confirmed that human's gait is unique from each other similar to fingerprint and iris. However, the identification accuracy of existing approaches is not satisfactory in practice. In this paper, we present Wii, a device-free WiFi-based Identity Identification approach utilizing human's gait based on Channel State Information (CSI) of WiFi signals...
November 2, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060803/analysis-of-muscle-activation-in-lower-extremity-for-static-balance
#18
Kingshuk Chakravarty, Debatri Chatterjee, Rajat Kumar Das, Soumya Ranjan Tripathy, Aniruddha Sinha
Balance plays an important role for human bipedal locomotion. Degeneration of balance control is prominent in stroke patients, elderly adults and even for majority of obese people. Design of personalized balance training program, in order to strengthen muscles, requires the analysis of muscle activation during an activity. In this paper we have proposed an affordable and portable approach to analyze the relationship between the static balance strategy and activation of various lower extremity muscles. To do that we have considered Microsoft Kinect XBox 360 as a motion sensing device and Wii balance board for measuring external force information...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055242/the-efficacy-of-two-activity-based-interventions-in-adolescents-with-developmental-coordination-disorder
#19
Emmanuel Bonney, Gillian Ferguson, Bouwien Smits-Engelsman
BACKGROUND: Adolescents with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) usually experience psychomotor difficulties that affect their participation in everyday tasks and sports. Without effective intervention, adolescents show persistent motor deficits through adulthood. It is therefore critical to develop interventions to address the specific needs of this population. Studies evaluating the impact of motor interventions among adolescents with DCD are limited. AIM: The study evaluated the efficacy of two activity-based motor interventions in female adolescents with DCD...
December 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054749/men-with-unilateral-achilles-tendinopathy-have-impaired-balance-on-the-symptomatic-side
#20
M Scholes, S Stadler, D Connell, C Barton, R A Clarke, A L Bryant, P Malliaras
OBJECTIVES: To investigate single leg standing balance in males with mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy (AT). DESIGN: Cross sectional case study. METHODS: Centre of pressure (COP) path length was measured using a Wii Balance Board (WBB) in 21 male participants (20-60 years) with unilateral mid-portion AT during single-limb standing on each limb with eyes open and closed. Ultrasound imaging of both Achilles tendons was also performed by one blinded assessor, and the anteroposterior (AP) thickness and presence of pathology was determined...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
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