Research has found that video games can improve older people’s balance

Following on from the event mentioned in our recent post The role of technology in falls prevention for older people, The Newsletter has a write up on the study which involved 40 elderly people in Belfast and Dublin, using a Wii balance board over three or four months.

 

And the results….

As compared to a control group who did not use the equipment, “There was found to be a 15 per cent improvement in those using the board, particularly in their lateral balance but also in forward and backward balance too”.

 

Read more: The Newsletter

 

About Toni Bunting

Toni joined Ireland’s longest established telecare company, TASK Community Care in 2009, and is responsible for operations and business development in its Northern Ireland division. Having originally planned for a career in the legal profession, she gained her Bachelor of Laws degree in 2004, and subsequently completed the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law of England and Wales. Toni also holds a Master’s Degree in Management & Corporate Governance and has carried out various legal research/publications work for the Law Centre (NI) on a voluntary basis, with a focus on Community Care Law.
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