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SmartSenior’s Interactive Trainer - Development of an Interactive System for a Home-Based Fall-Prevention Training for Elderly People

  • Michael John
  • Stefan Klose
  • Gerd Kock
  • Michael Jendreck
  • Richard Feichtinger
  • Ben Hennig
  • Norbert Reithinger
  • Jörn Kiselev
  • Mehmet Gövercin
  • Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen
  • Stefan Kausch
  • Marco Polak
  • Boris Irmscher
Part of the Advanced Technologies and Societal Change book series (ATSC)

Abstract

In this article we picture the process of development for an interactive training system for the prevention of falls for older people in the project SmartSenior. Initially, we will depict the medical background of falls, which is the basis of the user-centered design of our device. Following a thoroughly evaluation of evidenced-based therapeutic strategies and a detailed requirement analysis, an interdisciplinary team consisting of physical therapists, medical practitioners and system engineers developed a technical architecture to enable older people to train their individual functional deficits via a home based telemedical infrastructure. Furthermore, we describe the sensor technology, feedback system used for motivation and correction of the trainee and the security model for the transmission of movement data to an assisting physical therapist.

Keywords

Fall Risk Natural User Interface Dialog System Dialog Manager Fall Prevention Exercise 
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© Springer-Verlag GmbH Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael John
    • 1
  • Stefan Klose
    • 1
  • Gerd Kock
    • 1
  • Michael Jendreck
    • 1
  • Richard Feichtinger
    • 2
  • Ben Hennig
    • 3
  • Norbert Reithinger
    • 3
  • Jörn Kiselev
    • 4
  • Mehmet Gövercin
    • 4
  • Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen
    • 4
  • Stefan Kausch
    • 5
  • Marco Polak
    • 5
  • Boris Irmscher
    • 5
  1. 1.Fraunhofer Institut für Rechnerarchitektur und SoftwaretechnikBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Humotion GmbHTübingenGermany
  3. 3.Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbHBerlinGermany
  4. 4.Forschungsgruppe Geriatrie der CharitéBerlinGermany
  5. 5.Nuromedia GmbHKölnGermany

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