MS Researchers Find Wii Balance Board Use Improves Balance

August 27, 2014 5:07 PM

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MS Researchers Find Wii Balance Board Use Improves Balance

New research published online ahead of print in the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) journal Radiology on August 26, reports that a gaming accessory known as a balance board for the Nintendo Wii console may assist people with multiple sclerosis (MS) in reducing the risk of falling accidentally.

Balance impairment has been found to be among the most reported, disabling MS symptoms. As a result, physical rehab programs are often used to help preserve balance. The Balance Board for the Wii is a flat, wireless accessory for the Wii that is roughly the dimensions of an average bathroom scale. ...

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