Functional fitness & participation using Vivify Floor board for Nintendo Wii

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Researchers at the University of British Columbia / ICORD are looking for subjects to participate in a pilot research study of improving functional fitness 1+ year after spinal cord injury.

Purpose of this pilot study is to explore the benefits of accessible fitness resources and education on endurance of people with SCI who are living in the community.

We would like to hear from manual wheelchair users between 18-65 years of age who

  • are able to transfer independently or have a personal assistant
  • do NOT have any cardiac/respiratory illness
  • have NO known contraindications for exercise (example: seizures)

What is involved?  

Participants will take part in an 8-week beginners exercise program that can be done at the ICORD accessible fitness centre. Participants may also be randomly selected to use a Nintendo Wii at home. Assessments will include an interview, short aerobic wheeling test, and questionnaires.

Participants will be asked to complete a total of 2 education and testing sessions at ICORD (Blusson Spinal Cord Centre Rehab Lab) and commit to at least 80 minutes of independent exercise per week in between. The total time required will be approximately 15 hours over 8 weeks.

If you would like to participate, or would like more information, please contact Heather Lyons  or 604-827-3392