Step Kinection: A Hybrid Clinical Test for Fall Risk Assessment in Older Adults

In this paper, we describe Step Kinnection, an interactive step training system for the elderly that incorporates mechanisms to simultaneously perform a hybrid clinical test for fall risk assessment. The interactivity demonstration includes a simple stepping task along with three voice-enabled cognitive activities allowing for the assessment of stepping performance under the dual-task paradigm. CHI attendees can try out both scenarios to physically experience the interference caused by a higher cognitive load while stepping.
Author
Jaime Andres Garcia
Yusuf Pisan
Chek Tien Tan
Karla Felix Navarro
Presented At
ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2014 - Toronto, Canada
Year
2014
Type
Conference Proceedings