Wiiiiii!: Adaptive Exercise That's Actually FunBy Carlson, Tiffiny; Action Magazine,
Publication Date: May 28, 2009
Review of the Wii video game system as a device for providing cardiovascular exercise for people with spinal cord injury (SCI). The Wii is described as an interactive video system equipped with a sensor in the shape of a bar, placed on top of the user’s television set, which senses the player’s arm and leg movements. The article discusses interacting with the boxing game that comes with the system to get a cardiovascular workout, and recommends games for quadriplegics including Tiger Woods ’08; Shaun White Snowboarding Roadtrip; Dance Dance Revolution, playable with the foot pad placed on the user’s lap; Wii Play, which comes with several games that do not require finger movement; and We Ski which, according to the reviewer, feels just like going downhill. The author recommends renting a Wii and its games before buying, or finding a system on Craigslist.com. A resource list of Wii web links is provided. Also reviewed is an Adapted Yoga DVD with stretching exercises developed by paraplegic yoga expert Matthew Sanford at the Mind Body Solutions, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the mind-body connection in people of all abilities.
Published by: United Spinal Association (Website:http://www.unitedspinal.org)
Link to text: http://www.unitedspinal.org/publications/action/2009/05/28/wiiiiii-adaptive-exercise-that%e2%80%99s-actually-fun/#more-1500