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Interactive video gaming to improve balance and decrease risk of falls.

13 January 2020

In this study, we aim to determine whether playing interactive videogames on a balance board using a Nintendo Wii device can help improve older adults balance and decrease their risk of falls. We chose to concentrate on videogames because in recent research older adult have reported being bored, unexcited and not motivated when asked to use traditional methods of exercise. Research has also shown that older adult people are not regularly engaging in physical activity.

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Ethical approval

Ethical approval for this study was obtained from Loughborough University School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences Ethics committee on 11th August 2019. (R19-P179).

About the researcher

I am Hammad Alhasan, a PhD researcher at the university. I am a lecturer and physiotherapist who specialises in geriatric rehabilitation. I, along with my Master and PhD student colleagues, will be happy to carry out the training sessions with you at Loughborough University. This study is part of a student research project supported by Loughborough University.

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