Aging deteriorates cognitive and physical abilities. Besides this, social activities decline in older ages. However, it is possible to slow down the deterioration of these abilities and to prolong the time elders live independently at their homes by proper training plan exercises. Existing tools offer very limited support as their design does not take into account elders as target users and the motivational factors that following training plans poses on them. In this paper we present a unified platform that hosts training games and physical exercises and leverage them with social, motivational and monitoring instruments.

Unifying Platform for the Physical, Mental and Social Well-Being of the Elderly

Khaghani Far, Iman;Casati, Fabio;Baez Gonzalez, Marcos Antonio
2012

Abstract

Aging deteriorates cognitive and physical abilities. Besides this, social activities decline in older ages. However, it is possible to slow down the deterioration of these abilities and to prolong the time elders live independently at their homes by proper training plan exercises. Existing tools offer very limited support as their design does not take into account elders as target users and the motivational factors that following training plans poses on them. In this paper we present a unified platform that hosts training games and physical exercises and leverage them with social, motivational and monitoring instruments.
Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Embedded and Multimedia Computing
AA. VV.
Berlin
Springer-Verlag
9789400750753
9789400750760
Khaghani Far, Iman; P., Silveira; Casati, Fabio; Baez Gonzalez, Marcos Antonio
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