Author: CLARA EUGENIA GARZA HUME

A wii pressure platform to assess balance in the elderly

ARTURO OLVERA CHAVEZ CLARA EUGENIA GARZA HUME LUIS MIGUEL FRANCISCO GUTIERREZ ROBLEDO VICTORIA EUGENIA ARANGO LOPERA MARIO ULISES PEREZ ZEPEDA (2013)

Abstract: Use of low-cost technologies could simplify assessment of balance in elderly. Objective Determine the usefulness of the Wii™ pressure board in assessing balance in elderly. Methods We conducted a cross-sectional study in a group of elderly to test their balance with the pressure board compared to conventional tests used in geriatric practice. Community-dwelling adults over 60-years old were assessed. We compared the Short Physical Performance Battery scores with the Wii force platform results (average kinetic energy). Two blinded researchers classified each set of tests; and then a weighted kappa statistic was estimated. Results We assessed a total of 20 subjects, with a median age of 67.5 years (range 60-98), 75% women. The tests were concordant in 19 of the 20 subjects; with a resulting concordance of 0.6 (p=0.05). Conclusion The Wii pressure board has a good concordance with usual clinical assessment of balance in the elderly.

Conclusion: The balance board is a promising tool regarding assessment of postural stability in elderly; in a cheap and portable fashion.

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INGENIERÍA Y TECNOLOGÍA Ciencias tecnológicas Tecnología médica Gerontecnología Personas mayores Caídas accidentales Modelos matemáticos Medical technology Gerontechnology Elderly Accidental falls Mathematical models

A wii pressure platform to assess balance in the elderly

ARTURO OLVERA CHAVEZ CLARA EUGENIA GARZA HUME LUIS MIGUEL FRANCISCO GUTIERREZ ROBLEDO VICTORIA EUGENIA ARANGO LOPERA MARIO ULISES PEREZ ZEPEDA (2013)

Abstract: Use of low-cost technologies could simplify assessment of balance in elderly. Objective Determine the usefulness of the Wii™ pressure board in assessing balance in elderly. Methods We conducted a cross-sectional study in a group of elderly to test their balance with the pressure board compared to conventional tests used in geriatric practice. Community-dwelling adults over 60-years old were assessed. We compared the Short Physical Performance Battery scores with the Wii force platform results (average kinetic energy). Two blinded researchers classified each set of tests; and then a weighted kappa statistic was estimated. Results We assessed a total of 20 subjects, with a median age of 67.5 years (range 60-98), 75% women. The tests were concordant in 19 of the 20 subjects; with a resulting concordance of 0.6 (p=0.05). Conclusion The Wii pressure board has a good concordance with usual clinical assessment of balance in the elderly.

Conclusion: The balance board is a promising tool regarding assessment of postural stability in elderly; in a cheap and portable fashion.

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INGENIERÍA Y TECNOLOGÍA Ciencias tecnológicas Tecnología médica Gerontecnología Personas mayores Caídas accidentales Modelos matemáticos Medical technology Gerontechnology Elderly Accidental falls Mathematical models

A wii pressure platform to assess balance in the elderly

ARTURO OLVERA CHAVEZ CLARA EUGENIA GARZA HUME LUIS MIGUEL FRANCISCO GUTIERREZ ROBLEDO VICTORIA EUGENIA ARANGO LOPERA MARIO ULISES PEREZ ZEPEDA (2013)

Abstract: El uso de tecnologías de bajo costo podría simplificar la evaluación del equilibrio en los ancianos. Objetivo: determinar la utilidad de la placa de presión Wii ™ en la evaluación del equilibrio en los ancianos. Métodos: se realizó un estudio transversal en un grupo de ancianos para probar su equilibrio con el tablero de presión en comparación con las pruebas convencionales utilizadas en la práctica geriátrica. Se evaluaron los adultos mayores de 60 años que vivían en la comunidad. Comparamos los resultados de la batería de rendimiento físico corto con los resultados de la plataforma de fuerza de Wii (energía cinética promedio). Dos investigadores ciegos clasificaron cada conjunto de pruebas; y luego se estimó un estadístico kappa ponderado. Resultados: se evaluó un total de 20 sujetos, con una mediana de edad de 67,5 años (rango 60-98), 75% de mujeres. Las pruebas fueron concordantes en 19 de los 20 sujetos; Con una concordancia resultante de 0,6 (p = 0,05). Conclusión: el tablero de presión Wii tiene una buena concordancia con la evaluación clínica habitual del equilibrio en los ancianos.

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INGENIERÍA Y TECNOLOGÍA Ciencias tecnológicas Tecnología médica Gerontecnología Personas mayores Caídas accidentales Modelos matemáticos Medical technology Gerontechnology Elderly Accidental falls Mathematical models