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The overall aim is to deliver a radically new cost-effective virtual coach, consisting of a hologram based surrogate balance physiotherapist, an augmented reality cognitive game, combined with auditory exercises and a physical activity planner.
PARTNERS / STACKEHOLDERS
Human balance is multifactorial and relies on the complex integration of visual, somatosensory, vestibular information and musculoskeletal function. Balance disorders due to age-related progressive loss of functioning of sensory information and the inability to control body movements are considered a global epidemic according to the World Health Organization. Balance and gait physiotherapy has been shown to improve postural stability, increase balance confidence and quality of life according to NICE guidelines2. Currently, there is a total lack of personalized coaching solutions for people with balance disorders to engage in balance and gait physiotherapy and increase physical activity.
Prof. Fotiadis, as a keynote speaker and K. Tsiouris as presenter of the session entitled “Empowering community dwelling older citizens to improve their balance with the novel technologies”, represented the Holobalance project in the 15th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing.
We are waiting for you at the Coaching Alliance Exhibition Booth. Follow the signs to Thessaloniki Music Hall M2.
UOI, ICCS and UOA are organizing a round table discussion for “Coaching for wellbeing and improved care” during the 8th Panhellenic Conference on Biomedical Technology, to be held from 9-10 May 2019 at the Wyndham Grand Athens Hotel. The conference is organized by the Hellenic Society for Biomedical Technology (ELEVIT). Conference info Download the programme
WE EXPECT TO HELP PEOPLE WITH BALANCE DISORDERS
The long-term aim is to promote behavioural changes that maintain the users’ independence and engagement in physical and social activities. Multilevel motivation strategies, real-time feedback, online connection and competition between users and a continuous communication channel with the healthcare professional, along with a visual analytics expert panel will be integrated to improve the platform’s outcome.
HOW WE CAN HELP PEOPLE TO GET BETTER
THE COMPONENTS OF THE PLATFORM
Wearable and motion capture sensors (all sensors will be CE marked)
Motion capture sensors
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