Effects of an ICT-based fall-prevention system in community-dwelling older adults

16/06/2017

Source: International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 2017, Vol 106 p. 10-25

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Date of publication: October 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A sedentary lifestyle and low levels of physical activity are major factors in fall risk for older adults. ICT-based interventions could possibly counteract the risk for this group, as studies show that such interventions significantly reduce it. However, this population is heterogeneous, and several factors (such as gender, age, fitness and others) may influence the use of these systems. This study analyses the iStoppFalls system, testing effectiveness and usage indicators, among other things.

Length of publication: 15 pages

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Tackling the challenge of the aging society: detecting and preventing cognitive and physical decline through games and consumer technologies

16/06/2017

Source: Health Information Research

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Date of publication: April 2017  vol. 23 iss. 2 pp. 87-93

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study seeks to review some of the approaches employed to address health and well-being issues in the elderly population.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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Manchester researchers develop computer games to prevent falls in the elderly

17/12/2014

Source: University of Manchester

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Date of publication: 24th November 2014

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: Computer games developed by Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and The University of Manchester to significantly reduce the likelihood of falls at home and in the community among older people.

Length of publication: one page