Train & Win - "FitDaheim"

#Research Areas #National third-party funding #National co-operation project

“FitDaheim” is a new training programme, based on physiotherapy and ergotherapy. The programme is supposed to promote movement within the target group of senior citizens and function as a prophylactic measure. “FitDaheim” aims at increasing the quality of life of elderly people while helping them to remain fit.

Background


A high quality of life while ageing is definitely worth striving for. According to medical studies, every other senior citizen from 60 onwards is slightly limited in their ability to move; from 70 they are definitively limited. As a direct result, elderly people tend to perceive their quality of life in a negative way and in general to enjoy life less.

The idea


„FitDaheim“ is is fully accessible in the comfort of one’s own home. A virtual personal trainer provides you with physical exercises that vary in difficulty on your own TV. Sensors check if the exercises are carried out correctly. Additionally feedback and motivational input offer further psychological support. Optional tips for a healthy lifestyle strengthen health awareness and aim at increasing the quality of life.

Project Goals


“FitDaheim” aims at the development of an integral IKT based physiotherapeutical and ergotherapeutical training programme for senior citizens. Taking into consideration the specific conditions of the local health infrastructur in “Mühlviertler Alm”, a rural region in Austria,  special thought was dedicated on the context of rural areas. The developed avatar-based serious game combines exergaming and edutainment. Moreover, this  AAL concept (Ambient Assisted Living) will be evaluated regarding its technical functionality, user experience but also personal outcome of users and their quality of movement and life in general.