Isometric Hand Grip Strength Measured by the Nintendo Wii Balance Board

A Reliable New Method

A. W. Blomkvist; S. Andersen; E. D. de Bruin; M. G. Jorgensen


BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2016;17(56) 

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Reproducibility for WBB was high for relative measures and acceptable for absolute measures in both dominant and non-dominant hands in a cohort of older adults. In addition, an acceptable concurrent validity was found between the JD and the WBB. Thus, the WBB appears to be a valid and reliable instrument when assessing HGS in older adults and may be a useful tool in clinical settings. Further research should aim to establish the inter-rater reproducibility and to explore the method in other populations.