In recent years, the use of interactive game technology has gained much interest in the research community as a means to measure indicators associated with the risk of falling in the elderly. Input devices used for gaming offer an inexpensive but yet reliable alternative to the costly apparatuses used in clinics and medical centers. In this paper, we explore the feasibility of using virtual reality technology as a tool to assess the risk of falling in the senior community in a more immersive, intuitive and descriptive manner.
Solitaire Fitness: Design of an asynchronous exergame for the elderly to enhance cognitive and physical ability
Using Asynchronous Exergames to Encourage an Active Ageing Lifestyle: Solitaire Fitness Study Protocol
A healthy and active lifestyle can significantly improve the well-being and quality of life; however, elderly often struggle to stay motivated and engaged with any form of exercise. The project Elaine (Elderly, AI and New Experiences) addresses this problem by seeking to improve the quality of life of the Elderly through exergames. Currently, the project explores a novel approach in the field of health informatics called asynchronous exergaming.
The TVS Enquiring minds series is produced by Bridges to Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP)
On this episode, we take a closer look at how motion capture is used to create 3D games and movies.
Also an early-stage prototype of the StepKinnection game is showcased.
Technology researchers and developers are testing a clinically-based interactive video game for seniors to reduce risk of falls, reports Natasha Egan.
Congratulations to UTS PhD student Jaime Garcia for his recent win at the 2015 Health Informatics Society of Australia Awards. Jaime won the Branko Cesnik Award for the best scientific student paper, 'Step Kinnection: A fall prevention game mindfully designed for the Elderly'.
The winning paper describes the design considerations of Step Kinnection, an interactive game using Microsoft Kinect to prevent falls for elderly people.