Dagmar Sternad, a women, is seen holding up another person who has a pair of VR headsets on.

Video games might be better for balance rehab than conventional physical therapy

Don’t throw away that Wii Fit Balance Board––it might be more valuable than you think.

New research from a team at Northeastern University found that active video games––like Wii Fit and Dance Dance Revolution––are more effective for improving balance than conventional forms of physical therapy.

Led by Amy Lu, associate professor of communication studies at Northeastern, the team of researchers conducted a comprehensive review and meta analysis of thousands of studies focused on active video games.

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Photo by Alyssa Stone/Northeastern University


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