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Videogames for independent living: A novel approach to telehealth


Smith, ST, Videogames for independent living: A novel approach to telehealth, Telecommunications Journal of Australia, 61, (3) pp. 40.1-40.14. ISSN 1835-4270 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.7790/tja.v61i3.232


In this article we address the health-related barriers to independence of older adults and review the evidence for the use of telehealth technologies to facilitate and promote continued independence. In particular we outline a program of research at Neuroscience Research Australia which aims to (1) design, develop and implement of broadband-enabled videogame technology framework to facilitate independent living in older adults and (2) assess the effectiveness of home-based videogame technologies to impact upon age-related health issues that significantly reduce independence in older adults. We show as an example work we are doing to address the issue of postural instability and falls in older adults.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:broadband, falls, elderly, telehealth
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Aged health care
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)
Objective Field:Health related to ageing
UTAS Author:Smith, ST (Associate Professor Stuart Smith)
ID Code:85387
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Health Sciences A
Deposited On:2013-07-03
Last Modified:2015-02-05

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