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Balance Assessment in Fall-Prevention Oriented Exergames

Miguel Brito, João Jacob, Rui Nóbrega and António Santos

The 17th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility - Posters and Demos (ASSETS 2015)
Lisbon, Portugal, October 26-28, 2015


To assess the success of fall-prevention oriented exergames two digital games were developed taking advantage of the Wii Balance Board (WBB) capabilities. The objective was to evaluate exergames' potential to address elderly adults' poor motivation to exercise practice regularly despite its benefits related to fall-prevention. The system uses the WBB to keep track of the player's center of pressure and computes important balance assessment measures related to it to eventually provide a mean to monitor their patients. The presented demo will feature the two exergames.

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