Can Wii(TM) work it out?

Cyarto, Elizabeth V., Kuys, Suzanne S., Henwood, Timothy R and Blackberry, Irene (2011) Can Wii(TM) work it out?. Telecommunications Journal of Australia, 61 3: 37.1-37.12.

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Author Cyarto, Elizabeth V.
Kuys, Suzanne S.
Henwood, Timothy R
Blackberry, Irene
Title Can Wii(TM) work it out?
Formatted title
Can Wii™ work it out?
Journal name Telecommunications Journal of Australia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0040-2486
Publication date 2011-08
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 61
Issue 3
Start page 37.1
End page 37.12
Total pages 12
Place of publication Hawthorn, VIC, Australia
Publisher Swinburne University of Technology
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Virtual reality is the computer-generated simulation of a real-world environment. For over 20 years, this technology has been used for health-related and rehabilitation purposes. The new generation of wireless gaming consoles has brought low-cost, easily accessible virtual environments to lounge rooms, physiotherapy clinics and aged care facilities. The purpose of this paper is to review the emerging literature on the use of active gaming technology (Nintendo’s Wii™) with older people. The results of a recent qualitative study on the acceptability and feasibility of implementing Wii™ in aged care settings will also be presented. As broadband-enabled healthcare expands and gaming technology advances, gaming consoles could be used for more than recreation. In addition to the potential health benefits, connecting older people to peers or health professionals in this way may be a strategy to counteract the social and physical isolation experienced by a growing number of those living in the community.
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