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

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages101-113
Number of pages13
Volume9194
ISBN (Print)9783319209128
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event1st International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, ITAP 2015 Held as Part of 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2015 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: 2 Aug 20157 Aug 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9194
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other1st International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, ITAP 2015 Held as Part of 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2015
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period2/8/157/8/15

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Keywords

  • Gerontechnology
  • Health coaching
  • Interactive exercise
  • Kinect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Kurillo, G., Ofli, F., Marcoe, J., Gorman, P., Jimison, H., Pavel, M., & Bajcsy, R. (2015). Multi-disciplinary design and in-home evaluation of kinect-based exercise coaching system for elderly. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 9194, pp. 101-113). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9194). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20913-5_10