Age typically brings motor control impairments and loss of the lower body muscle strength, which can lead to falls, injuries and, in the worst case, death. It is well know that the practice of simple daily physical exercises can reduce the likelihood of falls, however, it is also known that it is far from easy to motivate elders to exercise, especially autonomously at home. To address this challenge, we have designed an app that not only makes it feasible and easier to follow a training plan for physical exercises, but that also introduces individual and social motivational instruments to increase the adherence to a plan – everything inside a virtual community composed of training partners, healthcare experts, and family members.
|Titolo:||ActiveLifestyle: an application to help elders stay physically and socially active|
|Autori:||P., Silveira; Daniel, Florian; Casati, Fabio; E., van het Reve; E. D., de Bruin|
|Autore/i del libro:||AA. VV.|
|Titolo del volume contenente il saggio:||Proceedings of COOP2012|
|Luogo di edizione:||Berlin|
|Anno di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||04.1 Saggio in atti di convegno (Paper in proceedings)|