The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of exercises using a movement-based game controller incorporated into a handlebar on arm functioning in people more than 1 year poststroke. Fourteen participants received the intervention, which consisted of playing computer games with the CyWee Z, a movement-based game controller similar to the Nintendo Wii remote, that was incorporated into a handlebar, making bilateral exercises possible. The unaffected side supported and assisted the affected side. The intervention comprised 8 to 10 sessions of 45 to 60 minutes over a period of 2.5 weeks. It can be concluded from this pilot study that upper-limb motor performance of adults with chronic stroke improves with repetitive, game-assisted, self-supported bilateral exercises.
Volume 48 Number 8, 2011
Pages 1005 — 1014
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