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Updated 09-03-2016

 

 

The number of heart failure patients is increasing and a lot of heart failure patients are living longer in the community. As part of the medical treatment patients are advised to be or to become physically active. However, less than half of the patients exercise regularly and if they start, it is often difficult to stay active in the long term, due to lack of motivation or practical issues.

The overall purpose of the HF-Wii study is to determine the effectiveness of structured introduction and access to a Wii game computer1 in patients with heart failure to improve their exercise capacity, their daily physical activity, decrease health care use and improve quality of life.

 

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1. The Nintendo Wii is an exergame platform with a wireless controller, the Wii Remote, which is connected to the computer through Bluetooth. The Nintendo Wii remote enables players to interact with the computer through movements. The game Nintendo Wii Sports (Bowling, Tennis, Baseball, Golf and Boxing), was provided with the Nintendo Wii.

News

HF-Wii day April 2016

HF-Wii day April 2016
5th April 2016 Norrköping Norrköping   On 4th  and 5th April 2016 an international HF-Wii day was organized in Norrköping with investigators.... Read More...

Start up meeting study center Germany

Start up meeting study center Germany
Elsterwerda, Germany 23-24 March 2016   Anja Kuntzsch, dr. Hagenow, Tiny Jaarsma, Leonie Klompstra   A new study center will include patients.... Read More...

Nice lecture with Tiny Jaarsma

To watch a nice lecture with Tiny Jaarsma about exergaming click here.... Read More...

Start in Israel with Swedish medical students

Start in Israel with Swedish medical students
  In the HF-Wii study, two medical students from Linköping University went to Israel, Rabin Medical Center, Tel Aviv to help setting up the.... Read More...

Update Wii bowling competition

Update Wii bowling competition
Last week we had a new try-out for the Wii bowling competition.   6 new people came to try out the Wii bowling in Vilbergen Bowling Center, and.... Read More...

Introduction session and installation Wii in the Netherlands

Introduction session and installation Wii in the Netherlands
The netherlabnds started last week with the introduction and installations of the Wii!!   We are so proud that Josiane and Mireille accomplished to.... Read More...