Coming soon: Tetris, Word Scramble and Pacman for falls prevention?

Source: ProFaNE website

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Date of publication: May 2014

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: Interactive gaming in falls prevention is currently a hot topic, using exercise programs for balance training. Results from pilot trials show that step training can be done at home to improve certain key physical and mental parameters of fall risk in older people. But the team have are trying to develop new step training games modified from classic games such as Tetris, Pacman, Word Scramble, Bejewelled, Pong and Space Invaders – games traditionally played sitting down with hands. The next phase is to conduct an RCT over the next three years to determine the effects of such a program.

Length of publication: 1 page

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