Virtual reality program aims to help seniors with cognitive impairment exercise at home


Publication/Creation Date
July 30 2018
Creators/Contributors
Hillel Finestone (contributor)
Lisa Sheehy (contributor)
Bruyère Continuing Care (contributor)
Rebecca Ihilchik (creator)
Media Type
Press Release
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
Fitness video games—think Wii Fit or Dance Dance Revolution—are commonly associated with adolescents. These exercise programs (also called exergames) use virtual reality software to track body movements, allowing a user to interact with the activity presented on a TV screen.

Could exergaming be used to benefit older adults with cognitive impairment? One CABHI-funded research group is on its way to finding out.
HCI Platform
Wearables
Location on Body
Head
Source
http://www.cabhi.com/blog/virtual-reality-program-aims-to-help-seniors-with-cognitive-impairment-exercise-at-home/

Date archived
August 21 2018
Last edited
November 28 2018
How to cite this entry
Rebecca Ihilchik. (July 30 2018). "Virtual reality program aims to help seniors with cognitive impairment exercise at home". The Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI). The Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI). Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/3127