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Title A Wearable Accelerometer Based Platform to Encourage Physical Activity for the Elderly
Author Wagner Ourique de Morais and Anita Sant'Anna and Nicholas Wickström
Year 2008
PublicationType Journal Paper
Journal Gerontechnology : international journal on the fundamental aspects of technology to serve the ageing society
HostPublication
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.4017/gt.2008.07.02.118.00
Conference
Diva url http://hh.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?searchId=1&pid=diva2:408945
Abstract The growth in the elderly population will pose great pressure on the healthcare system to treat common geriatric problem. Preventive approaches like encouraging elderly people to perform physical exercises can decrease the risk of developing chronic diseases. In cases when diseases already have developed, further developments could possibly be retarded. In this work a wearable platform to recognize user’ s    movements    presented.    The    platform    provides interactions with simple computer games designed to promote physical activity.