Multi-disciplinary Design and In-Home Evaluation of Kinect-Based Exercise Coaching System for Elderly

  • Gregorij Kurillo
  • Ferda Ofli
  • Jennifer Marcoe
  • Paul Gorman
  • Holly Jimison
  • Misha Pavel
  • Ruzena Bajcsy
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9194)

Abstract

Physical activity is recognized as one of the most effective measures to reduce risk of injury and to improve the quality of life in elderly. Many of the elderly however lack the motivation, confidence and skills to engage in regular exercise activity. One of the promising approaches is semi-automated coaching that combines exercise monitoring and interaction with a health coach. To gain a better understanding of the needs and challenges faced by the elderly when using such systems, we developed Kinect-based interactive exercise system to encourage healthy behavior and increase motivation to exercise. We present the multi-disciplinary design process and evaluation of the developed system in a home environment where various real-world challenges had to be overcome.

Keywords

Gerontechnology Interactive exercise Kinect Health coaching 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gregorij Kurillo
    • 1
  • Ferda Ofli
    • 1
  • Jennifer Marcoe
    • 2
  • Paul Gorman
    • 2
  • Holly Jimison
    • 3
  • Misha Pavel
    • 3
  • Ruzena Bajcsy
    • 1
  1. 1.University of California at BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Oregon Health and Science UniversityPortlandUSA
  3. 3.Northeastern UniversityBostonUSA

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