Validating and calibrating the Nintendo Wii balance board to derive reliable center of pressure measures

Julia M. Leach, Martina Mancini, Robert (Bob) Peterka, Tamara L. Hayes, Fay Horak

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Abstract

The Nintendo Wii balance board (WBB) has generated significant interest in its application as a postural control measurement device in both the clinical and (basic, clinical, and rehabilitation) research domains. Although the WBB has been proposed as an alternative to the "gold standard" laboratory-grade force plate, additional research is necessary before the WBB can be considered a valid and reliable center of pressure (CoP) measurement device. In this study, we used the WBB and a laboratory-grade AMTI force plate (AFP) to simultaneously measure the CoP displacement of a controlled dynamic load, which has not been done before. A one-dimensional inverted pendulum was displaced at several different displacement angles and load heights to simulate a variety of postural sway amplitudes and frequencies (

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)18244-18267
Number of pages24
JournalSensors (Basel, Switzerland)
Volume14
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Validating and calibrating the Nintendo Wii balance board to derive reliable center of pressure measures. / Leach, Julia M.; Mancini, Martina; Peterka, Robert (Bob); Hayes, Tamara L.; Horak, Fay.

In: Sensors (Basel, Switzerland), Vol. 14, No. 10, 2014, p. 18244-18267.

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