Physiological Responses While Playing Games Virtually Simulated by Nintendo Wii

Gusthavo Augusto Alves Rodrigues, Danilo Souza Felipe, Elisangela Silva, Wagner Zeferino de Freitas, Fabiano Fernandes da Silva, Renato Aparecido de Souza


Nintendo Wii is a domestic console able to create a virtual environment. Nowadays, it has been investigated as a tool to promote physiological stress. The aim of this study was to compare the percentage of VO2 max and maximal heart frequency (HR max) in different games (balance and aerobic) of Nintendo Wii Fit Plus in young adults. This is an interventional and comparative study. Participated in the study, nine healthy male college students (20.6 ± 2.01 years, 173.6 ± 3.8 cm, 73.6 ± 8.81 kg, lean body mass 84.0 ± 5.96 %, fat body 16.00 ± 5.96 %, and VO2max 55.8 ± 5.46 ml/kgˉ¹/minˉ¹). The VO2 and the Heart rate were assessed during the practice of aerobic and balance games of Wii Fit Plus software. The results of this study support the feasibility use of the Nintendo Wii in training programs and favor its indication more securely. Considering the low cost of this technology coupled with elements of interactivity to its nature, it is recommended the use of this tool for the promotion of health.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Alves Rodrigues G., Souza Felipe D., Silva E., de Freitas W., Fernandes da Silva F. and Aparecido de Souza R. (2013). Physiological Responses While Playing Games Virtually Simulated by Nintendo Wii . In - icSPORTS, ISBN , pages 0-0

in Bibtex Style

author={Gusthavo Augusto Alves Rodrigues and Danilo Souza Felipe and Elisangela Silva and Wagner Zeferino de Freitas and Fabiano Fernandes da Silva and Renato Aparecido de Souza},
title={Physiological Responses While Playing Games Virtually Simulated by Nintendo Wii},
booktitle={ - icSPORTS,},

in EndNote Style

JO - - icSPORTS,
TI - Physiological Responses While Playing Games Virtually Simulated by Nintendo Wii
SN -
AU - Alves Rodrigues G.
AU - Souza Felipe D.
AU - Silva E.
AU - de Freitas W.
AU - Fernandes da Silva F.
AU - Aparecido de Souza R.
PY - 2013
SP - 0
EP - 0
DO -