Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

P. Silva, F. Nunes, A. Vasconcelos, M. Kerwin, R. Moutinho, P. Teixeira:
"Using the Smartphone Accelerometer to Monitor Fall Risk while Playing a Game: The Design and Usability Evaluation of Dance! Donīt Fall";
Talk: HCI International 2013, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (invited); 2013-07-21 - 2013-07-26; in: "Foundations of Augmented Cognition: 7th International Conference, AC 2013, Held as Part of HCI International 2013", (2013), ISBN: 978-3-642-39453-9; 10 pages.

English abstract:
Falls are dangerous, and unfortunately common for older adults. Dance! Donīt Fall is a game that assesses the quality of the userīs locomotion based on data from the accelerometer of a smartphone. By providing a form of exercise, the game may actually reduce fall risk as well as monitoring it. In this paper, we document the development of the prototype and a usability study with ten seniors that suggested the game is well suited to its primary users.

Fall risk assessment, older adults, mobile applications, physical activity, dance games

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