Acute Effect of Nintendo Wii Fit on the Postural Balance in Young Adults
Objective: The aims of this study were to investigate the acute effect of the Nintendo Wii Fit balance game on postural control in healthy non athletic young adults and to determine the different factors affecting the bipedal leg stance. Subjects: This study was conducted on twenty five (13 females; 10 males) non athletic healthy under graduate students of 18-25 years old. The samples’ balance was measured using the Biodex Balance System (BBS) before and immediately after the completion of Wii Fit training. Results: Balance improved significantly in all the following: bipedal, single dominant and single non- dominant leg stance after 15 minutes of training (p < 0.05). No significance was pointed concerning the different factors (gender, BMI, weight, caffeine intake and smoking) that may affect the bipedal leg stance (p >0.05), except for height, which exhibited a significant difference (p < 0.05). Conclusion: The results indicate that Nintendo Wii Fit has an acute effect on postural balance in young adults.
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Dr. Ayman El Khatib