Comparison between clinical and instrumental assessing using Wii Fit system on balance control

Giovanni D'Addio, Luigi Iuppariello, Fernanda Gallo, Paolo Bifulco, Mario Cesarelli, Bernardo Lanzillo

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Abstract

The use of low-cost, commercial gaming systems for rehabilitation has received substantial attention in the last few years. Systems such as the Nintendo Wii encourage players to use natural actions to play games. The Wii systems has been integrated into rehabilitation programs and has gained the support of occupational therapists because it is easy to use and has a wide variety of games available. In this study we compare the benefits on balance control of Wii Fit use with traditional rehabilitation therapy in 15 patients (study group) with Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) and in 15 normal subjects (control group). The performance on balance control of each subject was evaluate by the Berg Balance Scale(BBS) in order to establish the baseline. Similar measurement was repeated at the discharge. Moreover, we assess the improvements induced by the use of Wii Fit platform with quantitative posturographic analysis by means of parameters and objective metric indexes such as COP Area and Sway Path. Comparison between two groups was performed by means of paired t test and Mann Whitney test. Both groups showed improvements in the BBS and in the posturographic indexes at the discharge. Very interesting is to note that the wii fit training appears to improve much more the balance of the study group compared to the study group.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE MeMeA 2014 - IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Proceedings
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)9781479929207
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event9th IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, IEEE MeMeA 2014 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: Jun 11 2014Jun 12 2014

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Other9th IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, IEEE MeMeA 2014
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period6/11/146/12/14

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Keywords

  • Balance control
  • Posturography
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Wii fit system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering

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D'Addio, G., Iuppariello, L., Gallo, F., Bifulco, P., Cesarelli, M., & Lanzillo, B. (2014). Comparison between clinical and instrumental assessing using Wii Fit system on balance control. In IEEE MeMeA 2014 - IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Proceedings [68600124] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/MeMeA.2014.6860124

Comparison between clinical and instrumental assessing using Wii Fit system on balance control. / D'Addio, Giovanni; Iuppariello, Luigi; Gallo, Fernanda; Bifulco, Paolo; Cesarelli, Mario; Lanzillo, Bernardo.

IEEE MeMeA 2014 - IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Proceedings. IEEE Computer Society, 2014. 68600124.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

D'Addio, G, Iuppariello, L, Gallo, F, Bifulco, P, Cesarelli, M & Lanzillo, B 2014, Comparison between clinical and instrumental assessing using Wii Fit system on balance control. in IEEE MeMeA 2014 - IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Proceedings., 68600124, IEEE Computer Society, 9th IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, IEEE MeMeA 2014, Lisbon, Portugal, 6/11/14. https://doi.org/10.1109/MeMeA.2014.6860124
D'Addio G, Iuppariello L, Gallo F, Bifulco P, Cesarelli M, Lanzillo B. Comparison between clinical and instrumental assessing using Wii Fit system on balance control. In IEEE MeMeA 2014 - IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Proceedings. IEEE Computer Society. 2014. 68600124 https://doi.org/10.1109/MeMeA.2014.6860124
D'Addio, Giovanni ; Iuppariello, Luigi ; Gallo, Fernanda ; Bifulco, Paolo ; Cesarelli, Mario ; Lanzillo, Bernardo. / Comparison between clinical and instrumental assessing using Wii Fit system on balance control. IEEE MeMeA 2014 - IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Proceedings. IEEE Computer Society, 2014.
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