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Influência da prática virtual de yoga sobre o controle postural de mulheres idosas utilizando o Nintendo WII; The influence of Yoga's virtual practice over elderly womens postural control using the Nintendo Wii

Soares, Frederico Augusto Costa e Lima
Fonte: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP Publicador: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP
Tipo: Dissertação de Mestrado Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 24/10/2011 PT
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A população mundial está envelhecendo e as mudanças no perfil, características e funcionalidade própria dos sujeitos idosos geram impacto no desenvolvimento de produtos, nos serviços de cuidados de saúde e assistência social. Durante o processo de envelhecimento o idoso é exposto a diversos tipos de processos transformadores que podem ter impacto na capacidade funcional de forma que interfiram na realização das atividades da vida diária e na participação social. O equilíbrio é uma das habilidades que podem ser afetadas pelo envelhecimento. A atividade física específica auxilia a evitar quedas entre a população idosa. A relação entre a prática virtual de atividade física e o ganho real de habilidades motoras tem sido pesquisada em diversos estudos. A forma de interação dinamizada pelas interfaces como a do Nintendo Wii Fit desperta interesse na área da saúde. Objetivos: verificar os efeitos da prática virtual de posturas de Yoga sobre o controle postural de mulheres idosas ativas utilizando o software de vídeo game do Nintendo Wii Fit. Especificamente pretende-se verificar se houve alteração no equilíbrio postural estático após o período de intervenção e se o software é sensível à variação de desempenho do sujeito no decorrer da prática. Casuística: Seis mulheres idosas com idade média de 67...

Efeitos de um treinamento com o Nintendo® Wii sobre o equilíbrio postural e funções executivas de idosos saudáveis, um estudo clínico longitudinal, controlado e aleatorizado; Effects of training with the Nintendo® Wii on postural balance and executive function in healthy elderly - a longitudinal, controlled clinical study

Silva, Keyte Guedes da
Fonte: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP Publicador: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP
Tipo: Dissertação de Mestrado Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 08/05/2013 PT
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O objetivo do presente estudo foi comparar os efeitos obtidos por meio de um treinamento fisioterapêutico associado a jogos do Nintendo® Wii Fit, com um treinamento fisioterapêutico convencional sobre o equilíbrio e a cognição de idosos saudáveis. Trata-se de um ensaio clínico controlado, aleatorizado e cego realizado no Departamento de Fonoaudiologia, Fisioterapia e Terapia Ocupacional da Universidade de São Paulo. Participaram do estudo 32 idosos saudáveis da comunidade que foram aleatorizados em grupos controle e experimental, 16 em cada grupo. Todos os sujeitos foram submetidos a 14 sessões individuais de treinamento, duas vezes por semana, por sete semanas. Cada sessão foi composta de 30 minutos de exercícios globais, incluindo alongamento e fortalecimento muscular e mobilidade axial. Após os exercícios globais, os grupos realizaram mais 30 minutos de exercícios de equilíbrio, sendo que o grupo experimental realizou o treinamento associados aos jogos do Nintendo® Wii Fit, e o grupo controle exercícios de equilíbrio convencional. As principais medidas do estudo foram: (1) Mini-Balance Evaluation System (Mini-BEST) Test e (2) Unipedal Stance Test para avaliação do equilíbrio; (3) Escala Internacional de Eficácia de Quedas (FES-I) para avaliação da autoconfiança no equilíbrio; (4) Escala de Atividade de Vida Diária (EAVD) para avaliar a autonomia nas atividades de vida diária; e (5) Avaliação Cognitiva Montreal (MoCA) para avaliação cognitiva. A análise estatística foi realizada por meio da ANOVA one-way e para os efeitos que alcançaram nível de significância...

Wii fit : um videogame do estilo de vida saudável

Finco, Mateus David
Fonte: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul Publicador: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Tipo: Dissertação Formato: application/pdf
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Os videogames, uma das mais fortes correntes da indústria do entretenimento, têm também influenciado a área da Educação Física através de novos artefatos digitais que possibilitam a interação corporal. O jogo de videogame Wii Fit, objeto desta pesquisa, é um dos jogos que tem como principal objetivo incentivar a prática de atividades físicas moderadas e promoção da saúde de maneira lúdica. Esta dissertação apresenta uma análise sobre como os usuários do jogo de videogame Wii Fit acionam sobre si mesmos, põem em circulação e compartilham os preceitos de vida saudável veiculados pelo jogo. O trabalho apresenta uma revisão de literatura sobre os videogames, mostrando como seus mecanismos de interação evoluíram até chegarmos ao estado atual, no qual os jogadores podem interagir com os jogos a partir de movimentos corporais amplos. Os referenciais teóricos sobre estilo de vida saudável também são apresentados, com o objetivo de melhor compreender de que modo o jogo Wii Fit se enquadra nestes preceitos. A pesquisa realizada se baseou na netnografia para analisar o jogo Wii Fit como um artefato cultural e avaliar como a sua utilização está influenciando a vida dos usuários frente às propostas de estilo de vida saudável. Três comunidades virtuais dentro da rede social Facebook foram pesquisadas...

Análise do equilíbrio em pacientes hemiparéticos após o treino com o programa Wii Fit

Barcala, Luciana; Colella, Fernanda; Araujo, Maria Carolina; Salgado, Afonso Shiguemi Inoue; Oliveira, Claudia Santos
Fonte: Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (PUC-PR) Publicador: Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (PUC-PR)
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: 337-343
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OBJETIVO: A hemiparesia é um comprometimento parcial do hemicorpo que altera o equilíbrio, sendo este essencial para as atividades funcionais. OBJETIVO: Avaliar o equilíbrio em pacientes hemiparéticos submetidos ao treino de equilíbrio com o programa Wii Fit, que atuou como um recurso de biofeedback visual. MÉTODO: Foram selecionados 12 pacientes hemiparéticos pós AVE, 5 do sexo masculino e 7 do sexo feminino, com idade média de 58 ± 12,57 anos, divididos aleatoriamente em dois grupos. Um deles realizou a fisioterapia convencional (GC) pelo período de uma hora, o outro realizou por trinta minutos e mais trinta minutos de treino de equilíbrio com auxílio do Wii Fit (GW), duas vezes por semana durante cinco semanas, completando dez sessões. O equilíbrio foi avaliado antes e após as intervenções, por meio da aplicação da Escala de Equilíbrio de Berg (EEB) e pela estabilometria, que mensura a oscilação do centro de pressão (COP), nos eixos ântero-posterior (AP) e médio-lateral (ML), por uma plataforma de pressão em duas condições: de olhos abertos (OA) e olhos fechados (OF). RESULTADOS: de acordo com a EEB, os pacientes, tanto do GC quanto o do GW, obtiveram maior controle do equilíbrio estático e dinâmico. Na avaliação do COP no eixo ML...

Using the Nintendo® Wii Fit™ plus platform in the sensorimotor training of freezing of gait in Parkinson’s disease

Goncalves,Giovanna Barros
Fonte: Academia Brasileira de Neurologia - ABNEURO Publicador: Academia Brasileira de Neurologia - ABNEURO
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
Publicado em 01/10/2013 EN
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Gait disturbances are one of the main limiting factors for autonomy and quality of life in individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD), and freezing of gait (FoG) is a common phenomenon that affects one-third of this population. Thus the effect of the implementation of a therapeutic program in a sensorimotor virtual environment through the Nintendo® Wii Fit™ plus platform on the motor impairment caused by FoG in individuals with PD is analyzed. A sample of 30 volunteers with PD was subdivided into a control group (CG), consisting of participants without FoG, and the experimental group (EG), consisting of individuals with FoG. Those selected were assessed before and after the experiment through the motor segment of the Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale of daily activities by Schwab and England, the Quality of Life for PD, Time Up and Go Test, and the FoG identification questionnaire, the last one being only in the EG. The training was divided into three categories: aerobic (step and boxing), balance (ski slalom, ski jump, head shots and tightrope), and exercise plus (segway and cycling). Both groups improved gait performance, with significant improvement of the impairments originated by the FoG, as well as improvement in motor bouts...

Análise do equilíbrio em pacientes hemiparéticos após o treino com o programa Wii Fit

Barcala,Luciana; Colella,Fernanda; Araujo,Maria Carolina; Salgado,Afonso Shiguemi Inoue; Oliveira,Claudia Santos
Fonte: Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná Publicador: Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
Publicado em 01/06/2011 PT
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OBJETIVO: A hemiparesia é um comprometimento parcial do hemicorpo que altera o equilíbrio, sendo este essencial para as atividades funcionais. OBJETIVO: Avaliar o equilíbrio em pacientes hemiparéticos submetidos ao treino de equilíbrio com o programa Wii Fit, que atuou como um recurso de biofeedback visual. MÉTODO: Foram selecionados 12 pacientes hemiparéticos pós AVE, 5 do sexo masculino e 7 do sexo feminino, com idade média de 58 ± 12,57 anos, divididos aleatoriamente em dois grupos. Um deles realizou a fisioterapia convencional (GC) pelo período de uma hora, o outro realizou por trinta minutos e mais trinta minutos de treino de equilíbrio com auxílio do Wii Fit (GW), duas vezes por semana durante cinco semanas, completando dez sessões. O equilíbrio foi avaliado antes e após as intervenções, por meio da aplicação da Escala de Equilíbrio de Berg (EEB) e pela estabilometria, que mensura a oscilação do centro de pressão (COP), nos eixos ântero-posterior (AP) e médio-lateral (ML), por uma plataforma de pressão em duas condições: de olhos abertos (OA) e olhos fechados (OF). RESULTADOS: De acordo com a EEB, os pacientes, tanto do GC quanto o do GW, obtiveram maior controle do equilíbrio estático e dinâmico. Na avaliação do COP no eixo ML...

Using Wii Fit to reduce fatigue among African American women with systemic lupus erythematosus: A pilot study

Yuen, Hon K.; Holthaus, Katy; Kamen, Diane L.; Sword, David; Breland, Hazel L.
Fonte: PubMed Publicador: PubMed
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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Fatigue and physical deconditioning are common, difficult to treat conditions among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The aim of this pilot study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a home-based exercise program using the Wii Fit system in patients with SLE. Fifteen sedentary African American women with SLE experiencing moderate to severe fatigue participated in a home exercise program using the Wii Fit 3 days a week for 30 minutes each for 10 weeks. A one-group pretest-posttest design was used to evaluate the effectiveness of this program. Primary outcome measure was severity of fatigue. Secondary outcome measures were body weight, waist circumference, fatigue-related symptoms of distress, activity level and physical fitness. At the completion of the 10-week Wii Fit exercise program, participants perceived fatigue severity as measured by the Fatigue Severity Scale to be significantly decreased (P=0.002), body weight and waist circumference were significantly reduced (Ps=0.01). In addition, anxiety level as measured by Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, and overall intensity of total pain experience as measured by Short-form of the McGill Pain Questionnaire were also significantly reduced (Ps<0.05). Findings provide preliminary support that the Wii Fit motivates this population to exercise which leads to alleviation of fatigue and reduced body weight...

Wii-based Balance Therapy to Improve Balance Function of Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Pilot Study

Tarakci, Devrim; Ozdincler, Arzu Razak; Tarakci, Ela; Tutuncuoglu, Fatih; Ozmen, Meral
Fonte: The Society of Physical Therapy Science Publicador: The Society of Physical Therapy Science
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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[Purpose] Cerebral palsy is a sensorimotor disorder that affects the control of posture and movement. The Nintendo® Wii Fit offers an inexpensive, enjoyable, suitable alternative to more complex systems for children with cerebral palsy. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacacy of Wii-based balance therapy for children with ambulatory cerebral palsy. [Subjects] This pilot study design included fourteen ambulatory patients with cerebral palsy (11 males, 3 females; mean age 12.07 ± 3.36 years). [Methods] Balance functions before and after treatment were evaluated using one leg standing, the functional reach test, the timed up and go test, and the 6-minute walking test. The physiotherapist prescribed the Wii Fit activities,and supervised and supported the patients during the therapy sessions. Exercises were performed in a standardized program 2 times a week for 12 weeks. [Results] Balance ability of every patient improved. Statistically significant improvements were found in all outcome measures after 12 weeks. [Conclusion] The results suggest that the Nintendo® Wii Fit provides a safe, enjoyable, suitable and effective method that can be added to conventional treatments to improve the static balance of patients with cerebral palsy; however...

Validity and Reliability of Wii Fit Balance Board for the Assessment of Balance of Healthy Young Adults and the Elderly

Chang, Wen-Dien; Chang, Wan-Yi; Lee, Chia-Lun; Feng, Chi-Yen
Fonte: The Society of Physical Therapy Science Publicador: The Society of Physical Therapy Science
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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[Purpose] Balance is an integral part of human ability. The smart balance master system (SBM) is a balance test instrument with good reliability and validity, but it is expensive. Therefore, we modified a Wii Fit balance board, which is a convenient balance assessment tool, and analyzed its reliability and validity. [Subjects and Methods] We recruited 20 healthy young adults and 20 elderly people, and administered 3 balance tests. The correlation coefficient and intraclass correlation of both instruments were analyzed. [Results] There were no statistically significant differences in the 3 tests between the Wii Fit balance board and the SBM. The Wii Fit balance board had a good intraclass correlation (0.86–0.99) for the elderly people and positive correlations (r = 0.58–0.86) with the SBM. [Conclusions] The Wii Fit balance board is a balance assessment tool with good reliability and high validity for elderly people, and we recommend it as an alternative tool for assessing balance ability.

Visual Biofeedback Balance Training Using Wii Fit after Stroke: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Barcala, Luciana; Grecco, Luanda André Collange; Colella, Fernanda; Lucareli, Paulo Roberto Garcia; Salgado, Afonso Shiguemi Inoue; Oliveira, Claudia Santos
Fonte: The Society of Physical Therapy Science Publicador: The Society of Physical Therapy Science
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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[Purpose] The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of balance training with visual biofeedback on balance, body symmetry, and function among individuals with hemiplegia following a stroke. [Subjects and Methods] The present study was performed using a randomized controlled clinical trial with a blinded evaluator. The subjects were twenty adults with hemiplegia following a stroke. The experimental group performed balance training with visual biofeedback using Wii Fit® together with conventional physical therapy. The control group underwent conventional physical therapy alone. The intervention lasted five weeks, with two sessions per week. Body symmetry (baropodometry), static balance (stabilometry), functional balance (Berg Balance Scale), functional mobility (Timed Up and Go test), and independence in activities of daily living (Functional Independence Measure) were assessed before and after the intervention. [Results] No statistically significant differences were found between the experimental and control groups. In the intragroup analysis, both groups demonstrated a significant improvement in all variables studied. [Conclusion] The physical therapy program combined with balance training involving visual biofeedback (Wii Fit®) led to an improvement in body symmetry...

Potential Benefits of Nintendo Wii Fit Among People with Multiple Sclerosis: A Longitudinal Pilot Study

Plow, Matthew; Finlayson, Marcia
Fonte: The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers Publicador: The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em //2011 EN
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We examined the potential of Nintendo Wii Fit (Nintendo Co, Ltd, Kyoto, Japan) to increase physical activity (PA) behavior and health among people with multiple sclerosis (MS). The study consisted of a repeated-measures design with a baseline control period and involved 30 people with MS who had the ability to walk 25 feet with or without a cane (26 individuals were included in the analyses). Nintendo Wii was set up in the homes of participants, who were prescribed a Wii Fit exercise program lasting 14 weeks, 3 days a week. The Physical Activity and Disability Survey, Modified Fatigue Impact Scale, and 36-item Short Form Health Status Survey were administered three times before participants gained access to Wii Fit (control period, at 2-week intervals), and three times after they received Wii Fit (posttest 1: immediately after; posttest 2: 7 weeks after; posttest 3: 14 weeks after). Mobility, balance, strength, and weight were assessed at the first pretest, immediately prior to obtaining access to Wii Fit, and 7 weeks after obtaining access to Wii Fit. Results from the questionnaires indicated that PA significantly improved at week 7, but at week 14, PA levels declined relative to week 7 and the difference was no longer significant compared with the control period. Physical assessments indicated that balance and strength significantly improved at week 7. One adverse event was reported (repetitive knee injury). Physical assessments indicated that people with MS may be able to improve their fitness levels by using Wii Fit. Future studies should incorporate behavior change strategies to promote long-term use of Wii Fit...

Using the Wii Fit as a tool for balance assessment and neurorehabilitation: the first half decade of “Wii-search”

Goble, Daniel J; Cone, Brian L; Fling, Brett W
Fonte: BioMed Central Publicador: BioMed Central
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em 08/02/2014 EN
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The Nintendo Wii Fit was released just over five years ago as a means of improving basic fitness and overall well-being. Despite this broad mission, the Wii Fit has generated specific interest in the domain of neurorehabilitation as a biobehavioral measurement and training device for balance ability. Growing interest in Wii Fit technology is likely due to the ubiquitous nature of poor balance and catastrophic falls, which are commonly seen in older adults and various disability conditions. The present review provides the first comprehensive summary of Wii Fit balance research, giving specific insight into the system’s use for the assessment and training of balance. Overall, at the time of the fifth anniversary, work in the field showed that custom applications using the Wii Balance Board as a proxy for a force platform have great promise as a low cost and portable way to assess balance. On the other hand, use of Wii Fit software-based balance metrics has been far less effective in determining balance status. As an intervention tool, positive balance outcomes have typically been obtained using Wii Fit balance games, advocating their use for neurorehabilitative training. Despite this, limited sample sizes and few randomized control designs indicate that research regarding use of the Wii Fit system for balance intervention remains subject to improvement. Future work aimed at conducting studies with larger scale randomized control designs and a greater mechanistic focus is recommended to further advance the efficacy of this impactful neurorehabilitation tool.

Effect of Virtual Reality Exercise Using the Nintendo Wii Fit on Muscle Activities of the Trunk and Lower Extremities of Normal Adults

Park, Jungseo; Lee, Daehee; Lee, Sangyong
Fonte: The Society of Physical Therapy Science Publicador: The Society of Physical Therapy Science
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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[Purpose] The present study aimed to determine the effect of virtual reality exercise using the Nintendo Wii Fit on the muscle activities of the trunk and lower extremities of normal adults. [Subjects] The subjects of the study were 24 normal adults who were divided into a virtual reality exercise group (VREG, n=12) and a stable surface exercise group (SEG, n=12). [Methods] The exercises of the VREG using the Nintendo Wii Fit and the SEG using a stable surface were conducted three times a week for six weeks. Electromyography was used to measure the muscle activities of the tibialis anterior (TA), medial gastrocnemius (MG), erector spinae (ES), and rectus abdominal (RA) muscles. [Results] VREG showed significant within group differences in TA and MG muscle activities, while the SEG showed a significant difference in the muscle activity of the MG. [Conclusion] Virtual reality exercise using the Nintendo Wii Fit was an effective intervention for the muscle activities of the TA and MG of normal adults.

The Effects of VR-based Wii Fit Yoga on Physical Function in Middle-aged Female LBP Patients

Kim, Seong-Sik; Min, Won-Kyu; Kim, Jung-Hee; Lee, Byoung-Hee
Fonte: The Society of Physical Therapy Science Publicador: The Society of Physical Therapy Science
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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[Purpose] The purpose of this research was to determine the effects of a virtual reality-based yoga program on middle-aged female low back pain patients. [Subjects and Methods] Thirty middle-aged female patients who suffered from low back pain were assigned to either a physical therapy program or a virtual reality-based yoga program for a period of four weeks. Participants could check their posture and weight bearing on a monitor as they shifted their weight or changed their postures on a Wii balance board. There were a total of seven exercise programs. A 30-minute, three times per week, virtual reality-based Wii Fit yoga program or trunk stabilizing exercise was performed, respectively. [Results] Repeated-measures analysis of covariance revealed significant differences in between pre- and post-training VAS, algometer, Oswestry low-back pain disability index (ODI), Roland Morris disability questionnaire (RMDQ), and fear avoidance beliefs questionnaire (FBQ) scores. The VAS, algometer, ODI, RMDQ, and FBQ scores showed significant differences in groups. Regarding the effect of time-by-group interaction, there were significant differences in VAS, ODI, ODI, and FBQ scores. [Conclusion] In conclusion, for middle-aged female patients who have low back pain...

Wii Fit balance training or progressive balance training in patients with chronic stroke: a randomised controlled trial

Yatar, Gozde Iyigun; Yildirim, Sibel Aksu
Fonte: The Society of Physical Therapy Science Publicador: The Society of Physical Therapy Science
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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[Purpose] The aim of this study was to compare the effects of Wii Fit balance training (WBT) and progressive balance training (PBT) approaches on balance functions, balance confidence, and activities of daily living in chronic stroke patients. [Subjects] A total of 30 patients were randomized into the WBT (n=15) and PBT (n=15) groups. [Methods] All of the subjects received exercise training based on a neurodevelopemental approach in addition to either Wii Fit or progressive balance training for total of 1 hour a day, 3 days per week for 4 weeks. Primary measurements were static balance function measured with a Wii Balance Board and dynamic balance function assessed with the Berg Balance Scale, Timed Up and Go test, Dynamic Gait Index, and Functional Reach Test. Secondary measures were balance confidence assessed with the Activities-specific Balance Confidence scale and activities of daily living evaluated with the Frenchay Activity Index. [Results] There was not remarkable difference between the two treatments in dynamic balance functions, balance confidence, and activities of daily living. [Conclusion] Although both of the approaches were found to be effective in improving the balance functions, balance confidence, and activities of daily living...

An exploratory study accessing the effectiveness of the Nintendo Wii Fit/ Sport as a means of exercise compared to the traditional gym

O'Connor, Mary Gabrielle (Miriam)
Fonte: University of Limerick, Department of Education and Professional Studies Publicador: University of Limerick, Department of Education and Professional Studies
Tipo: Master thesis (Taught); all_ul_research; ul_theses_dissertations; none
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non-peer-reviewed; The main objective of this thesis is to investigate Nintendo Wii Fit/Sport as a fitness substitute for the traditional gym exercise and to assess the views of the participants who took part in the study. It also aims to research technology through multimedia and how it has enhanced learning, with a variety of games and fitness techniques for participants of all age groups. It endeavours to shows how the Nintendo Wii Fit/Sport can enhance fitness and general well being and health compared to the traditional gym. The approach used for this research was a Case Study, which is a particular method of qualitative research. Qualitative research involves investigating participants’ opinions, behaviours and experiences from the informant’s points of view. It provides a systematic way of looking at events, collecting data, analysing information and reporting the results. In order to obtain these findings, the researcher chose a combination of Questionnaire, Interviews and Observation combined initially in Action Research and then later used as individual pieces of research. The findings while not statistically significant or scientific show that the Wii Fit/Sport can and does improve our general well-being and health...

Motor learning, retention and transfer after virtual-reality-based training in Parkinson's disease - effect of motor and cognitive demands of games: a longitudinal, controlled clinical study

Santos Mendes, Felipe Augusto dos; Pompeu, Jose Eduardo; Lobo, Alexandra Modenesi; Silva, Keyte Guedes da; Oliveira, Tatiana de Paula; Zomignani, Andrea Peterson; Pimentel Piemonte, Maria Elisa
Fonte: ELSEVIER SCI LTD; OXFORD Publicador: ELSEVIER SCI LTD; OXFORD
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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Objectives To evaluate the learning, retention and transfer of performance improvements after Nintendo Wii Fit (TM) training in patients with Parkinson's disease and healthy elderly people. Design Longitudinal, controlled clinical study. Participants Sixteen patients with early-stage Parkinson's disease and 11 healthy elderly people. Interventions Warm-up exercises and Wii Fit training that involved training motor (shifts centre of gravity and step alternation) and cognitive skills. A follow-up evaluative Wii Fit session was held 60 days after the end of training. Participants performed a functional reach test before and after training as a measure of learning transfer. Main outcome measures Learning and retention were determined based on the scores of 10 Wii Fit games over eight sessions. Transfer of learning was assessed after training using the functional reach test. Results Patients with Parkinson's disease showed no deficit in learning or retention on seven of the 10 games, despite showing poorer performance on five games compared with the healthy elderly group. Patients with Parkinson's disease showed marked learning deficits on three other games, independent of poorer initial performance. This deficit appears to be associated with cognitive demands of the games which require decision-making...

Effect of Nintendo Wii (TM)-based motor and cognitive training on activities of daily living in patients with Parkinson's disease: A randomised clinical trial

Pompeu, Jose Eduardo; dos Santos Mendes, Felipe Augusto; da Silva, Keyte Guedes; Lobo, Alexandra Modenesi; Oliveira, Tatiana de Paula; Zomignani, Andrea Peterson; Pimentel Piemonte, Maria Elisa
Fonte: ELSEVIER SCI LTD; OXFORD Publicador: ELSEVIER SCI LTD; OXFORD
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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Objectives To investigate the effect of Nintendo Wii (TM)-based motor cognitive training versus balance exercise therapy on activities of daily living in patients with Parkinson's disease. Design Parallel, prospective, single-blind, randomised clinical trial. Setting Brazilian Parkinson Association. Participants Thirty-two patients with Parkinson's disease (Hoehn and Yahr stages 1 and 2). Interventions Fourteen training sessions consisting of 30 minutes of stretching, strengthening and axial mobility exercises, plus 30 minutes of balance training. The control group performed balance exercises without feedback or cognitive stimulation, and the experimental group performed 10 Wii Fit (TM) games. Main outcome measure Section II of the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS-II). Randomisation Participants were randomised into a control group (n = 16) and an experimental group (n = 16) through blinded drawing of names. Statistical analysis Repeated-measures analysis of variance (RM-ANOVA). Results Both groups showed improvement in the UPDRS-II with assessment effect (RM-ANOVA P < 0.001, observed power = 0.999). There was no difference between the control group and the experimental group before training {8.9 [standard deviation (SD) 2.9] vs 10.1 (SD 3.8)}...

Wii-Fit for Improving Gait and Balance in an Assisted Living Facility: A Pilot Study

Padala, Kalpana P.; Padala, Prasad R.; Malloy, Timothy R.; Geske, Jenenne A.; Dubbert, Patricia M.; Dennis, Richard A.; Garner, Kimberly K.; Bopp, Melinda M.; Burke, William J.; Sullivan, Dennis H.
Fonte: Hindawi Publishing Corporation Publicador: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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Objectives. To determine the effects on balance and gait of a Wii-Fit program compared to a walking program in subjects with mild Alzheimer's dementia (AD). Methods. A prospective randomized (1 : 1) pilot study with two intervention arms was conducted in an assisted living facility with twenty-two mild AD subjects. In both groups the intervention occurred under supervision for 30 minutes daily, five times a week for eight weeks. Repeated measures ANOVA and paired t-tests were used to analyze changes. Results. Both groups showed improvement in Berg Balance Scale (BBS), Tinetti Test (TT) and Timed Up and Go (TUG) over 8 weeks. However, there was no statistically significant difference between the groups over time. Intragroup analysis in the Wii-Fit group showed significant improvement on BBS (P = 0.003), and TT (P = 0.013). The walking group showed a trend towards improvement on BBS (P = 0.06) and TUG (P = 0.07) and significant improvement in TT (P = 0.06). Conclusion. This pilot study demonstrates the safety and efficacy of Wii-Fit in an assisted living facility in subjects with mild AD. Use of Wii-Fit resulted in significant improvements in balance and gait comparable to those in the robust monitored walking program. These results need to be confirmed in a larger...

Effects of Nintendo Wii Fit Plus training on ankle strength with functional ankle instability

Kim, Ki-Jong; Jun, Hyun-Ju; Heo, Myoung
Fonte: The Society of Physical Therapy Science Publicador: The Society of Physical Therapy Science
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[Purpose] The objective of this study was to examine the effects of a training program using the Nintendo Wii Fit Plus on the ankle muscle strengths of subjects with functional ankle instability. [Subjects and Methods] This study was conducted using subjects in their 20s who had functional ankle instability. They were randomized to a strengthening training group and a balance training group with 10 subjects in each, and they performed an exercise using Nintendo Wii Fit Plus for 20 minutes. In addition, every participant completed preparation and finishing exercises for 5 minutes, respectively. [Results] The muscle strengths after conducting plantar flexion and dorsiflexion significantly increased at the angular velocities of 60° and 120° in the strengthening training group. Furthermore, the muscle strengths after conducting plantar flexion, dorsiflexion, eversion, and inversion significantly increased at the angular velocities of 60° and 120° in the balance training group. [Conclusion] The balance training group using Nintendo Wii Fit Plus showed better results than the strengthening training group. Consequently, it is recommended to add the balance training program of the Nintendo Wii Fit Plus to conventional exercise programs to improve ankle muscle strength in functional ankle instability at a low cost.