Novel use of the Nintendo Wii board as a measure of reaction time: a study of reproducibility in older and younger adults
OPEN BMC geriatrics | 15 Jul 2015
MG Jorgensen, S Paramanathan, J Ryg, T Masud and S Andersen
Reaction time (RT) has been associated with falls in older adults, but is not routinely tested in clinical practice. A simple, portable, inexpensive and reliable method for measuring RT is desirable for clinical settings. We therefore developed a custom software, which utilizes the portable and low-cost standard Nintendo Wii board (NWB) to record RT. The aims in the study were to (1) explore if the test could differentiate old and young adults, and (2) to study learning effects between test-sessions, and (3) to examine reproducibility.
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