On Jan 15th 2010, The Melbourne Newsroom featured an article about the Wii Fit and Balance! Dr. Ross Clark of the Department of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne recently published a paper in the International Journal of Gait and Posture showing that the information obtained from the Wii Fit is comparable to the information obtained from $20,000 force plates and balance equipment for assessing balance. He further suggests that using the Nintendo Wii Fit balance board could help diagnose early stages of disease processes such as Parkinson's disease.
Are any other folks doing research with the Wii Fit and Balance Assessemnt? I know of a few folks here state side: Abel Rendon PT is working on a comparison of Wii Fit and more expensive balance measures. Is anyone else doing it?