The role of technology in falls prevention for older people

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.

This is a free event but you must register to attend. For more details and to register for this event please email email hidden; JavaScript is required or call 0044 28 90690066.

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Programme: 

10.00-10.30 Registration

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)

11.35-12.00 Discussion

12.00 Closing remarks – Anne O’Reilly, CEO, Age NI

Light Lunch

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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