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    Dance! Don’t Fall – Preventing Falls and Promoting Exercise at Home

    Kerwin, Maureen and Nunes, Francisco and Silva, Paula Alexandra (2012) Dance! Don’t Fall – Preventing Falls and Promoting Exercise at Home. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 177. pp. 254-259. ISSN 0926-9630

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    Falling is a serious danger to older adults that is usually only addressed after a person has fallen, when doctors administer clinical tests to determine the patient´s risk of falling again. Having the technological capability of performing fall risk assessment tests with a smartphone, the authors set out to design a mobile application that would enable users to monitor their risk themselves and consequently prevent falls from occurring. The authors conducted a literature review and two observation sessions before beginning the iterative design process that resulted in the Dance! Don’t Fall (DDF) game, a mobile application that enables users to both monitor their fall risk and actively reduce it through fun and easy exercise.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Fall risk assessment; older adults; mobile applications; physical activity; dance games;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Design Innovation
    Item ID: 6028
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    Depositing User: Paula Alexandra Silva
    Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2015 15:32
    Journal or Publication Title: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
    Publisher: IOS Press
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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