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.
- older adults
- visual feedback
Uzor, S., Baillie, L., Skelton, D., & Rowe, P. J. (2014). Visualizing rehabilitation in the home for high fall-risk older adults: a case study. Gait and Posture, 39(1), S131–S132. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2014.04.182