Award Date: 2019
Project Lead(s): Julie Gilbert
Project Title: Aging in place: using engaging and socially interactive pedalling to activate older adults awaiting discharge
This project will be adapting and evaluating the “Physical Centivizer” solution that helps older adults regain physical and cognitive abilities that often decline during their hospital stay. The focus will be on enhancing social engagement and interaction to motivate older adults and persons with dementia to get more exercise, preparing them for their next care phase. Reactivating patients in this way can also increase their ability of being discharged to their desired setting, which improves aging in place, cognitive health, and independence of older adults.