Accuracy of force and center of pressure measures of the Wii Balance Board
Statistical indicators registered by the subjects of the research at balance board
test M SD Cv Evaluation (n=10) (n=10) (n=10) moment I.T.
Prosperini continued that the improvements noticed due to the Wii balance board
can, to a great extent, reduce the risk of accidental falls hence resulting in lesser fractures and injuries.
With a colleague from the University of Toronto's Engineering School, we set up a work station at the university, which included a grand piano, the Wii console, the Wii Fit program, a screen monitor, the Wii Balance Board
(BB) placed on the floor and plastic stools (model Evert from Ikea).
* Whilst the Nintendo Wii balance board
and associated games appear to offer activities that challenge balance there is currently no high quality evidence to support the use of these systems to improve balance in adults and older adults with balance deficits.
"In my professional experience, there is no better way to practice than to use a fun, interactive platform such as the Wii balance board
so that you keep coming back for more."
The latest to emerge is a game called Project Runway made by Atari, which allows gamers to design clothes and strut their own creations down the runway using the Nintendo Wii balance board
. There will also be versions for other consoles.
Participants in the intervention group were given an instructional DVD, a balance board
, and an exercise sheet, with further instructions available on a Web site.
Users can simulate real-life movement with the Wii Balance Board
. Rated E for Everyone.
Wii Fit Plus will replace the current Wii Fit configuration at retail and will be bundled with the Wii Balance Board
accessory at a suggested retail price of USD99.99.
For Wii Fit one stands on a balance board
to control the movement of a game on the television.
"We are confident we will blow your mind," DDR producer Naoki Maeda said before stepping onto a balance board
and gyrating his hips for a perfect score in a part of the new DDR akin to a music cardio-workout class at a gym.