The role of technology in falls prevention for older people
The findings from a CARDI-funded study into the use of video games to improve balance and prevent falls in older people will be launched on Wednesday 10 October at W5, Belfast.
The half day launch will include a presentation from the lead researcher Professor Cathy Craig, Queen’s University Belfast and a live demonstration of the games developed in the project. Other speakers will include Dr Katie Sheehan, Technology Research for Independent Living (TRIL). The event will be chaired by Age NI CEO, Anne O’Reilly.
10.30-10.35 Welcome – Anne O’Reilly, CEO, Age NI
10.35-11.00 Building balance with video games: Professor Cathy Craig, Queen’s University Belfast
11.00-11.15 Demonstration of games developed for Nintendo Wii with older participants
11.15-11.25 Response TBC
11.25-11.35 Dr Katie Sheehan, Clinic Physiotherapist, Technology Research for Independent Living (TRIL)
12.00 Closing remarks – Anne O’Reilly, CEO, Age NI