Uzor, S. and Baillie, L. and Skelton, D.A. and Rowe, P. (2014) Visualizing rehabilitation in the home for high fall-risk older adults : a case study. Gait and Posture, 39 (Suppl ). S131-S132. ISSN 0966-6362Full text not available in this repository. Request a copy from the Strathclyde author
Studies have shown that functional strength and balance exercises can reduce the risk of falling in older people if they are done on a regular basis. However, the repetitive nature of these exercises; combined with the inherent lack of feedback of progress may discourage seniors to exercise in the home, thereby rendering such an intervention ineffective . The study hypothesized that the use of visual feedback will be more effective in promoting adherence to home rehabilitation than standard care; thereby promoting independence, reducing the risk of falling, and improving the quality of life in older adults.
|Keywords:||balance exercises, older adults, walking speed , stride length, visual rehabilitation, Bioengineering, Rehabilitation, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Biophysics|
|Subjects:||Technology > Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > Bioengineering|
|Department:||Faculty of Engineering > Biomedical Engineering|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||12 Jan 2015 19:39|
|Last modified:||22 Mar 2017 13:45|