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Self-management Rehabilitation Capabilities on Older Adults by Persuasive Technology

Indrawijaya, K.R. (2019) Self-management Rehabilitation Capabilities on Older Adults by Persuasive Technology.

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Abstract:In the Netherlands, there are more than twenty thousand people getting hip fracture annually. Out of them, more than 87% are of elderly age. The elderly age recovery includes of getting the treatment at hospital before entering a period of rehabilitation, often at a nursing home. The elderly patient’s rehabilitation in the nursing home consists of half an hour of physiotherapy session. This amount of exercise is not enough to have the patient recovers well. Therefore, the focus has been on having the elderly patient self-manage themselves by having them do exercises on their own. This paper focuses on exploring the self-management capabilities of older adults by means of persuasive technology. The ideation results to an idea of a modern take of a music box. The idea is to have an activity tracker integrated to the music box, thus, the music box can calculate inactivity and remind the user to start exercising. The music box will remind the user by playing music, with instructions on video and voice prompt given when the user is not sure on what to do. The system utilised speech recognition to allow voice command in consideration to the elderly condition of possibly not able to reach the music box.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
ZiekenhuisGroep Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:50 technical science in general, 53 electrotechnology, 54 computer science
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
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