THE EFFECTS OF NINTENDO WII® ON THE POSTURAL CONTROL OF PATIENTS AFFECTED BY ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY: A PILOT STUDY

Authors

  • Ana Vicario Mendez

Keywords:

Postural control, Nintendo Wii, ABI.

Abstract

Scientific literature demonstrates that postural control after suffering a brain injury can actually relate to its functional prognosis. Postural control is a result of complex interactions of different body systems that co-operate in order to control the position of the body in the space and is determined by the functional task as well as by the environment in which it is developed. The use in rehabilitation of Nintendo's Wii® gives some results on motor functions. This study analyses the effects of the Nintendo Wii® console on postural control during the execution of an everyday life task consisting of getting up and walking three meters. 

Author Biography

Ana Vicario Mendez

Physiotherapist specialized on brain injury. Centro Lescer, Madrid.

Published

2013-11-22

How to Cite

Vicario Mendez, A. (2013). THE EFFECTS OF NINTENDO WII® ON THE POSTURAL CONTROL OF PATIENTS AFFECTED BY ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY: A PILOT STUDY. Journal of Accessibility and Design for All, 3(2), 76-94. Retrieved from http://jacces.org/index.php/jacces/article/view/66