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Exergames for the elderly: Towards an embedded Kinect-based clinical test of falls risk.
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PMID:  22797019     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Falls are the leading cause of disability, injuries or even death among older adults. Exercise programmes that include a balance component reduce the risk of falling by 40%. However, such interventions are often perceived as boring and drop-out rates are high. The characteristics of videogames may overcome this weakness and increase exercise adherence. The use of modern input devices, such as the Microsoft Kinect, enables quantification of player performance in terms of motor function while engaging with games. This capability has just started to be explored. The work presented in this paper focuses on the development of a Kinect-based system to deliver step training while simultaneously measuring parameters of stepping performance that have shown to predict falls in older people.
Jaime A Garcia; Karla Felix Navarro; Daniel Schoene; Stuart T Smith; Yusuf Pisan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Studies in health technology and informatics     Volume:  178     ISSN:  0926-9630     ISO Abbreviation:  Stud Health Technol Inform     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9214582     Medline TA:  Stud Health Technol Inform     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  51-7     Citation Subset:  T    
University of Technology Sydney, FEIT, Sydney, Australia.
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