Investigating the Long-Term Use of Exergames in the Home with Elderly Fallers

Lynne Baillie, Stephen Uzor

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Abstract

Rehabilitation has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of falling in older adults. However, low adherence to rehabilitation exercises in the home means that seniors often do not get the therapy that they require. We propose that the use of tailored exergames could encourage adherence to falls rehabilitation in the home, as exergames have proved successful in clinical settings. We describe the results from the first known study to investigate the longterm (12 weeks) use of exergames, designed in close collaboration with elderly users, for falls rehabilitation in the home. Our findings suggest that there is an untapped potential of exergames for home rehabilitation use, as our findings show that there was better adherence to exercise in participants who used the exergames, versus those who used standard care. Finally, we make recommendations for designers, on the design of exergames for the rehabilitation of seniors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI '14 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages2813-2822
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-2473-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Apr 2014
Event2014 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: 26 Apr 20141 May 2014

Conference

Conference2014 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Abbreviated title CHI '14
CountryCanada
CityToronto, ON
Period26/04/141/05/14

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    Baillie, L., & Uzor, S. (2014). Investigating the Long-Term Use of Exergames in the Home with Elderly Fallers. In CHI '14 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 2813-2822). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2556288.2557160