Journal article

Validity and reliability of the Nintendo Wii Balance Board for assessment of standing balance

Ross A Clark, Adam L Bryant, Yonghao Pua, Paul McCrory, Kim Bennell, Michael Hunt

Gait and Posture | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2010

Abstract

Impaired standing balance has a detrimental effect on a person's functional ability and increases their risk of falling. There is currently no validated system which can precisely quantify center of pressure (COP), an important component of standing balance, while being inexpensive, portable and widely available. The Wii Balance Board (WBB) fits these criteria, and we examined its validity in comparison with the 'gold standard'-a laboratory-grade force platform (FP). Thirty subjects without lower limb pathology performed a combination of single and double leg standing balance tests with eyes open or closed on two separate occasions. Data from the WBB were acquired using a laptop computer. Th..

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