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Wii Fit for Balance Training in Elderly: A Systematic Review

2021 Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons  
Balance training is one of the strategies used to prevent falls among the elderly population. Wii Fit is a new technological approach of balance training in the community dwelling elderly.  ...  The primary aim of this systematic review is to study the effectiveness of Wii Fit as a balance-training tool in older adults using various balance and fall risk assessment scales as outcome measures.  ...  It is a reliable and valid tool for assessment of standing balance in the elderly. 22,23 The aim of this systematic review was to assess the usefulness of Wii Fit as a balance-training tool in the elderly  ... 
doi:10.29271/jcpsp.2021.05.559 pmid:34027869 fatcat:cn26lm5epvaerjbqau6bfeiixy

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

Kalpana P. Padala, Prasad R. Padala, Timothy R. Malloy, Jenenne A. Geske, Patricia M. Dubbert, Richard A. Dennis, Kimberly K. Garner, Melinda M. Bopp, William J. Burke, Dennis H. Sullivan
2012 Journal of Aging Research  
This pilot study demonstrates the safety and efficacy of Wii-Fit in an assisted living facility in subjects with mild AD.  ...  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.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors would like to thank graduate assistant Marie Bissell, BSN, RN, for helping with this research study, administrator Penny Schweitzer, RN, and QMA/Director of Health Care Services  ... 
doi:10.1155/2012/597573 pmid:22745909 pmcid:PMC3382377 fatcat:4qnit2b2qjdghb5ohaa67dhujy

Evaluation and physiotherapeutic intervention in older with deficit balance through the Scale of Berg and Wii Balance Board platform

Juliana Secchi Batista, Lia Mara Wibelinger, Ana Carolina Bertoletti De Marchi, Adriano Pasqualotti
2014 Fisioterapia em Movimento  
This study aims to perform an assessment and physiotherapy intervention in elderly with balance deficits through Berg scale and platform Wii Balance Board.  ...  The instruments used to collect data was a questionnaire to identify, assess balance across the Berg Balance Scale and an intervention program with six games via the Wii Balance Board™ platform.  ...  Acknowledgments We thank CAPES (Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Level Personnel) for financial support and the University of Passo Fundo for support this international publication through the  ... 
doi:10.1590/0103-5150.027.001.ao02 fatcat:feyr3lfytfa55k7ykapqd6hn2a

Effectiveness of Exergaming Training in Reducing Risk and Incidence of Falls in Frail Older Adults With a History of Falls

Amy S. Fu, Kelly L. Gao, Arthur K. Tung, William W. Tsang, Marcella M. Kwan
2015 Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation  
In the PPA, it assesses the body sway during 262 standing on foam with eyes open.  ...  the two protocols. 249 During the Wii Fit training, the trainees had to shift their body quickly in different 250 directions with appropriate timing in order to gain points and not lose in the games.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2015.08.427 pmid:26360975 fatcat:zculuppnxrb2zjyhb2qqu6bjyi

The contribution of Nintendo Wii Fit series in the field of health: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Julien Tripette, Haruka Murakami, Katie Rose Ryan, Yuji Ohta, Motohiko Miyachi
2017 PeerJ  
For example, the BBC and the TUG respond to a similar extend to Wii Fit interventions compared with traditional training.  ...  The effect of Wii Fit interventions was assessed using meta-analyses for the following outcomes: activity-specific balance confidence score, Berg balance score (BBC) and time-up-and-go test (TUG).  ...  (2010), UK Elderly with an history of falling (N = 21) Mean age: 77 ± 5 years Intervention (RCT) Two groups: Wii Fit vs.  ... 
doi:10.7717/peerj.3600 pmid:28890847 pmcid:PMC5590553 fatcat:bcci5i662nc4jk6loq3m2e6qwy

Benefícios do treinamento de exercícios com o Nintendo(r) Wii na população de idosos saudáveis: revisão de literatura

Edna Yukimi Itakussu, Paola Janeiro Valenciano, Celita Salmaso Trelha, Luciana Lozza de Moraes Marchiori
2015 Revista CEFAC  
Foi realizada revisão bibliográfica por meio das bases de dados indexadas: Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online, PubMed, Scielo, The Cochrane Library, e Physiotherapy Evidence Database  ...  Este estudo tem como tema os exercícios realizados por meio do Nintendo(r) Wii e seus possíveis benefícios para população de idosos saudáveis.  ...  BBS (p=0.837) BBS (p=0.02) and in Wii Fit Age scores results in the Wii Fit intervention group in the There were no statistically significant Quantitative results: Qualitative results: for the elderly  ... 
doi:10.1590/1982-021620157014 fatcat:74rmyp24jvf6tdr24ioliyvj7i

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

Wen-Dien Chang, Wan-Yi Chang, Chia-Lun Lee, Chi-Yen Feng
2013 Journal of Physical Therapy Science  
[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  ...  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.  ...  Three balance tests with the modified Wii Fit balance board and the SBM were used for the assessment.  ... 
doi:10.1589/jpts.25.1251 pmid:24259769 pmcid:PMC3820194 fatcat:7mvm3mehbfff5ekmuux7lpczyy

A Feasibility Study of Virtual Reality Exercise in Elderly Patients with Hematologic Malignancies Receiving Chemotherapy

Kenji Tsuda, Kazuaki Sudo, Goro Goto, Makiko Takai, Tatsuo Itokawa, Takahiro Isshiki, Naoko Takei, Tetsuya Tanimoto, Tsunehiko Komatsu
2016 Internal medicine (Tokyo. 1992)  
Thus, in this pilot study, we aimed to investigate the feasibility and safety of virtual reality exercise intervention using Nintendo Wii Fit in patients with hematologic malignancies receiving chemotherapy  ...  Virtual reality exercise can be performed even in a biological clean room and it may improve the adherence rates in elderly patients with hematologic malignancies.  ...  Acknowledgement The authors would like to thank all the participants and staff members, especially the physical therapists, in our hospitals.  ... 
doi:10.2169/internalmedicine.55.5275 pmid:26875958 fatcat:klx7ehymxrhiboxeik6dckxk2u

The effects of Wii bowling on balance in older adults

Teresa Ingenito, Melanie Hoffer, Jaclyn Paler, Veronica Southard PT
2016 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research  
Interventions were 8 weeks and consisted of flexibility, strength, and balance training. Wii group followed the Wii program and TRAD participated in traditional classes.  ...  Purpose: To determine if Wii Fit is an effective older adult exercise program compared to a traditional exercise program (TRAD) with respect to functional fitness (FF) and balance.  ...  "Falls by Elderly People at Home: Prevalence and Associated Factors" Oxford J. 1988 17 (6): 365-372. [2] PW, Overstall. "The Use of Balance Training in Elderly People with Falls."  ... 
doi:10.15761/pmrr.1000108 fatcat:5qb723hy6ffz3mu76fz3n7a624

The effect of visual biofeedback on balance in elderly population: a systematic review

Hammad Alhasan, Victoria Hood, Frederick Mainwaring
2017 Clinical Interventions in Aging  
training with the elderly.  ...  The Physiotherapy Evidence Database quality assessment tool and The Cochrane Collaboration tool for assessing risk of bias were used by two independent authors (HA and FM) in order to appraise the included  ...  d=1.92) was found in the Romberg test with eyes closed after 24 sessions with 30 min of Wii training in elderly compared to no intervention. 21 In the study conducted by Rendon et al, 18 the effect  ... 
doi:10.2147/cia.s127023 pmid:28293105 pmcid:PMC5345985 fatcat:hyrvdcelmrgbbjwhfgkrrae2ye

Physical activity programs for balance and fall prevention in elderly

Ewan Thomas, Giuseppe Battaglia, Antonino Patti, Jessica Brusa, Vincenza Leonardi, Antonio Palma, Marianna Bellafiore
2019 Medicine  
A final number of 8 manuscripts were included in the qualitative synthesis, which comprised 200 elderly with a mean age of 75.1 ± 4.4 years.  ...  The physiological decay of the elderly adult may lead to a reduction in the ability to balance and an increased risk of falls becoming an important issue among the elderly.  ...  training, [35] and adapted physical activity and Wii Fit training  ... 
doi:10.1097/md.0000000000016218 pmid:31277132 pmcid:PMC6635278 fatcat:756xav5iz5brfppg6hbjiwxfzy

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

Daniel J Goble, Brian L Cone, Brett W Fling
2014 Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation  
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.  ...  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.  ...  Efficacy of Wii Fit-based interventions As can be seen in Tables 1 and 2, a plethora of balance outcome measures have been utilized to assess Wii Fit balance intervention efficacy.  ... 
doi:10.1186/1743-0003-11-12 pmid:24507245 pmcid:PMC3922272 fatcat:5swde2brk5g6xgnisrbccattje

Virtual reality therapy for rehabilitation of balance in the elderly: a systematic review and META-analysis

Juleimar Soares Coelho de Amorim, Renata Cristine Leite, Renata Brizola, Cristhiane Yumi Yonamine
2018 Advances in Rheumatology  
Clinical trials with interventions that involved VRT in the elderly were included in the study and were subjected to methodological quality analysis using the PEDro scale.  ...  The objective of this review was to summarize the effects of physical therapy interventions with VRT in the rehabilitation of balance in the elderly.  ...  , 2012 [19] 7 Unipedal Support; Tinetti's Scale and Wii Fit test Nintendo Wii console associated with Balance Board and Wii Fit games Table 5 5 GRADE system quality of evidence analysis for  ... 
doi:10.1186/s42358-018-0013-0 fatcat:eist35rgf5ez7lvqzo4eih7a4u

Wii or Kinect? A Pilot Study of the Exergame Effects on Older Adults' Physical Fitness and Psychological Perception

Jinhui Li, Long Li, Peng Huo, Cheng Ma, Linlin Wang, Yin Leng Theng
2021 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
This study aimed to investigate whether playing Kinect and Wii exergames has effects on older adults' physical fitness and psychological perceptions towards exergames.  ...  A total of 23 older participants aged above 60 years were recruited and randomly assigned into two groups, in which they played either Kinect or Wii Bowling exergames for three sessions in one week.  ...  As a result, we selected bowling games in Wii Sports and Kinect Sports as the interventions in the current study.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijerph182412939 pmid:34948547 pmcid:PMC8701390 fatcat:yutioqgh6vb7no4i5nbids63vy

Efficacy of physical exercise using the balance board game on physical and psychological function in patients with hematological malignancies confined to a bioclean room

Daiyu KOBAYAHI, Reiko WATANABE, Mitsuru YAMAMOTO, Masahiro KIZAKI
2020 Physical Therapy Research  
This study aimed to define the efficacy and features of physical therapy (PT) using the Nintendo Wii Fit U (Nintendo Inc., Kyoto, Japan) in patients with hematological malignancies confined to a bioclean  ...  This study was designed as a randomized crossover test between two weeklong interventions: PT program (Therapist PT) and Wii Fit U program (Wii PT).  ...  Acknowledgments:The authors would like to thank all patients and staff members involved in this study, especially the Hematology Medicine staff in our hospitals.  ... 
doi:10.1298/ptr.e10021 pmid:33489656 pmcid:PMC7814228 fatcat:rmf4av4o4fg73pkfawc5pntnce
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