BASE - An interactive technology solution to deliver balance and strength exercises to older adults

Julie Doyle*, Cathy Bailey, Ben Dromey, Cliodhna Ni Scanaill

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Abstract

There is a high prevalence of falls in older adults. It has been recognised that a highly challenging balance and strength retraining program can reduce the incidence of falls significantly. This paper describes the design and initial evaluation of a home-based interactive technology solution to deliver a personalised, physiotherapist prescribed exercise program to older adults. We adopted a user centred design process to ensure such technology is easy to use, acting as a facilitator to completing the exercise program, rather than an inhibitor. Initial usability findings, in addition to participant attitudes towards such a system, are outlined.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 4th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, Pervasive Health 2010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2010 4th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, Pervasive Health 2010 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 22 Mar 201025 Mar 2010

Conference

Conference2010 4th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, Pervasive Health 2010
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period22/03/1025/03/10

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