UCL Discovery
UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

Empowering Community Dwelling Older Citizens to Improve Their Balance with a Novel Technology Platform

Gatsios, D; Bamiou, DE; Costafreda, S; Georga, EI; Kourou, KK; Exarchos, T; Tsiouris, KM; (2020) Empowering Community Dwelling Older Citizens to Improve Their Balance with a Novel Technology Platform. In: XV Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing (Proceedings of MEDICON 2019). (pp. pp. 983-988). Springer: Cham, Switzerland. Green open access

[thumbnail of HLB_MEDICON.pdf]
Preview
Text
HLB_MEDICON.pdf - Accepted Version

Download (273kB) | Preview

Abstract

The prevalence of balance deficits increases as the population is ageing. Such deficits are associated with the increased incidence of falls which in turn is linked with substantial limited functionality and morbidity. Vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) as a component of the treatment has been shown to be effective in reducing symptoms and improving balance. HOLOBALANCE is an intervention based on a novel technology platform for providing VRT unsupervised, at home which means that motivating citizens to be compliant and promoting empowerment are the cornerstones for its wide adoption. Here we present how citizens empowerment is being addressed in HOLOBALANCE.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Empowering Community Dwelling Older Citizens to Improve Their Balance with a Novel Technology Platform
Event: Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing (MEDICON 2019)
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-31635-8_120
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-31635-8_120
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Empowerment, Vestibular rehabilitation therapy, Human machine interaction
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Division of Psychiatry
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > The Ear Institute
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10089270
Downloads since deposit
50Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item