Wii Training for Children with Cerebral Palsy
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Are you familiar with the Nintendo Wii? The Wii is a commercially available interactive computer game consisting of fun activities that provide immediate feedback and progress the user to more advanced levels. The WiiFit also comes with a balance board to challenge postural control and balance while measuring success. Using Wii training for children with cerebral palsy may increase motivational level, engagement and practice time.
An investigative study was completed with 20 children with cerebral palsy (ages 6-12) over an 8 week period to determine whether balance and mobility training at home using the Wii Fit was feasible and provided clinical benefits. The results indicated that:
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