Award Date: 2019
Project Lead(s): Eleni Stroulia
Project Title: Virtual-Gym – A serious game platform to personalise exercise sessions for seniors at home
Virtual-Gym was conceived to enable older adults and people living with dementia to exercise regularly and safely at home, guided by the expertise of physical therapists who can remotely monitor their clients’ progress. The therapist’s exercise specification generates a coach-avatar that demonstrates the exercise to the client, monitors their movements, and provides specific, timely, and personalised feedback. This project aims to increase compatibility with new hardware, extend the catalogue of exercises, add the option to play in a virtual reality version, and evaluate whether older adults with cognitive decline find it is more enjoyable and challenging compared to an original version of the system.