Wii-based movement therapy to promote improved upper extremity function post-stroke: a pilot study.

@article{Mouawad2011WiibasedMT,
  title={Wii-based movement therapy to promote improved upper extremity function post-stroke: a pilot study.},
  author={Marie Rose Mouawad and Catherine G. Doust and Madeleine D Max and Penelope A McNulty},
  journal={Journal of rehabilitation medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={43 6},
  pages={527-33}
}
BACKGROUND Virtual-reality is increasingly used to improve rehabilitation outcomes. The Nintendo Wii offers an in-expensive alternative to more complex systems. OBJECTIVE To investigate the efficacy of Wii-based therapy for post-stroke rehabilitation. METHODS Seven patients (5 men, 2 women, aged 42-83 years; 1-38 months post-stroke, mean 15.3 months) and 5 healthy controls (3 men, 2 women, aged 41-71 years) undertook 1 h of therapy on 10 consecutive weekdays. Patients progressively… CONTINUE READING