ABLE-Music: Movement-Music Interactions to Engage Older Adults with Cognitive Impairments
Award Date: 2019
Project Lead(s): Alexandra Papaioannou
Project Title: ABLE-Music: Movement-Music Interactions to Engage Older Adults with Cognitive Impairments
This project will develop and provide a music-and-movement experience (ABLE-Music) to promote social interaction and physical activity. As older adults move, they create music via wireless infrared sensors. ABLE-Music aims to decrease restlessness, boredom, and disruptive behaviours experienced by older adults with cognitive impairments, while increasing movement and enhancing mood. It also provides a meaningful interaction for caregivers and family members, which can help relieve stress and care burden.