Wii balance could be useful for rehabilitation of Parkinson’s disease

By Michael On 25 Jun, 2013 At 08:24 AM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comment

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Wii balance could be useful for rehabilitation of Parkinson’s disease


Not many people can accept that Wii fit can benefit their health. Personally speaking, I have lost weight just be using Wii Fit only, changing from 68kg to 63kg. Mind you, I am not an obese individual.


A preliminary study has shown that incorporating Wii Balance board games into the regime’s of Parkinson disease sufferers reduces the risk of falling. The study used seniors with the average of 63, incorporating 3 Wii games with cycling and treadmill excercides.


“The ability of the Wii Balance Board to stimulate the central nervous system makes it potentially useful in the rehabilitation of balance problems in patients with Parkinson’s disease,”  said Antonella Peppe.  “Our results allow us to confirm that the Wii is an excellent tool that can compete with other devices in the rehabilitation of Parkinson’s disease.” further explained.


“In fact, after the rehabilitation trial Tinetti’s scale showed a statistically significant decrease in the risk of falling and the Global Mobility Task showed better stability, reflected in decreased time and increased functional ability highlighted by the 6-Minute Walk Test.”


It is great to hear that researchers are looking into new ways that will improve the health of ill people.


Thanks Nintendolife. Original Source: medpagetoday

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