There are video games, such as Just Dance or DDR that provide a very engaging multisensory approach to physical exercise.


Wii Music- Created for the Nintendo Wii console, Wii Music has many oppourtunities for improvisation and open creation. The instrument improv section allows for players to test out different instruments, while the "Jam Session" mode lets players choose from a variety of songs to play with friends, or with computer generated players. The Wiimote controller is used to simulate the various types of instruments. For example, a violin is played using the remote as the neck, and the nunchuck attachement as the bow. 




Further ReadingEdit

  • Allaire, J. C., McLaughlin, A. C., Trujillo, A., Whitlock, L. A., LaPorte, L., Gandy, M.,(March 2013) Successful aging through digital games: Socioemotional differences between older adult gamers and Non-gamers. Computers in Human Behavior, 29(4), 1302-1306 doi:


Richard D. Connor III