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Step Training System: An ICT solution to measure and reduce fall risk in older adults


Smith, ST and Davies, TA and Lennox, J, Step Training System: An ICT solution to measure and reduce fall risk in older adults, Proceedings of the 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 3-7 July 2013, Osaka, Japan, pp. 7033-7035. ISBN 978-145770216-7 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1109/EMBC.2013.6611177


Falls in older adults are a significant public heath issue with over 1/3 community-dwelling people aged 65 and over falling each year, many of them multiple times. We have developed and evaluated a set top box PC solution for delivering both fall risk assessment and fall risk reduction programs into the home. Preliminary field tests show that older adults engage with the system but that barriers to maintained use of the system do exist.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Health services and systems not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Other health
Objective Field:Other health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Smith, ST (Associate Professor Stuart Smith)
ID Code:85945
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Health Sciences A
Deposited On:2013-08-16
Last Modified:2015-02-05

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