Playful home training for falls prevention: A pilot study using a mechatronical exergame

Jari Due Jessen, Henrik Hautop Lund

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Abstract

Falling is a big issue among elderly, and prevention of falling is of big importance both for the individual and for society at large. In this paper we present a pilot study with fun exergaming equipment in private homes. The initial findings in the small pilot study suggests that this kind of training makes the elderly train more than they normally do, and they continue to find the training fun for up to 70 training times. Such motivation to train this much is important to understand, since studies of elderly people’s barriers to exercises indicate that motivation can be one of the very common barriers. Further, the paper describes how future research within the field will be structured.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2015 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2015
Pages311-317
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-9107-8
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event2015 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics - Busan, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 7 Jul 201511 Jul 2015

Conference

Conference2015 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityBusan
Period07/07/201511/07/2015

Keywords

  • Elderly
  • Home exercise
  • Exergame
  • Mechatronic
  • Playware

Cite this

Jessen, J. D., & Lund, H. H. (2015). Playful home training for falls prevention: A pilot study using a mechatronical exergame. In Proceedings of 2015 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (pp. 311-317). IEEE.