Seated Exergaming for Fall Prevention of Older Adults

Proceedings of IEEE Workshop on Seated Virtual Reality (SeatedVR), page (accepted) - 2020
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Virtual reality (VR) exergames provide a unique opportunity for developing safe and effective therapies for older adults at assisted living facilities. This group of people has an increased risk of falls which can lead to severe injuries and increase the risk of falls even further. Fall prevention training is done regularly at these facilities, but workload for physicians is high, and the exercises generally do not change that often. In this paper we discuss results of interviews with senior hospital staff and adequate fall prevention exercises which can be implemented in patients daily schedules and administered through a VR exergame. Movements that control the exergame match the motions suggested by our partner physicians and improve balance by shifting the players center of mass.

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  author       = "Rings, Sebastian and Steinicke, Frank and Picker, Tobias and Prasuhn, Caspar",
  title        = "Seated Exergaming for Fall Prevention of Older Adults",
  booktitle    = "Proceedings of IEEE Workshop on Seated Virtual Reality (SeatedVR)",
  pages        = "(accepted)",
  year         = "2020",
  url          = ""

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