Virtual reality exercise to improve balance control in older adults at risk of falling
WWN Tsang, ASN Fu
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Key Messages
1. Playing Wii Fit games can improve the Berg Balance Scale score and stability limits of institutionalised and frail older adults with a history of fall.
2. The Wii Fit balance training was more effective than conventional balance training in this regard.
3. The Wii Fit balance training can enhance the management of fall prevention in older adults (especially for those living in aged care facilities) and may reduce health care costs and suffering in older adults.