Body and brain training for falls prevention

Henrik Hautop Lund, Yan Xin Liu, Massimiliano Leggieri

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Abstract

The paper presents the pilot test of the Moto Tiles Body & Brain Test combined with automatically generated individualized training protocols. The test is performed with seniors (avg. 80 years old) with mild dementia in senior care centers in Roskilde, Denmark. The seniors performed pre- and post-test on tests correlated with timed-up-and-go, chair-to-stand, and four square stepping test. During the intervention, the dementia-affected seniors performed their individualized training on the Moto Tiles games over 3 weeks with an average total of nine sessions of 7 min each. On average, the seniors improve 41%, 31%, 42% and 3% on the four tests. In terms of cut-points for multiple falls risk, the seniors are at high risk at pre-test, while they are at low risk at post-test. This indicates that the very short time (1 h over 3 weeks) playful training on Moto Tiles can potentially bring seniors from high risk of falling to a much lower risk of falling. The present study is a small pilot test, and results should be verified in randomized controlled trial(s).
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Robotics Networks and Artificial Life
Volume7
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)179-183
ISSN2352-6386
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Playware
  • Gaming
  • Aging
  • Falls prevention

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