In the past three years, the Active@Home project team developed a multicomponent home-based exergame system for older adults to support healthy aging and prevent falls. Aging is accompanied by a decline in motor, sensory and cognitive functions leading to reduced daily life functioning including mob…

In summer 2018, about 40 participants (independent living older adults aged 65 years and older) were included in a randomized controlled trial running in Switzerland. The participants were allocated either to the intervention group or the control group. The participants of the intervention group tra…

Falls present a major burden for societies all around the world if one looks at demographic developments. For instance, falls are the major cause of institutionalization in older adults. Current research has found that there is one effective strategy to reduce fall risk: the combination of cognitive…

In spring 2018, 21 participants (healthy older adults, 65 years and older) were included in the second feasibility study in Switzerland with the improved version of the Active@Home exergame. Exergaming is a promising solution to simultaneously train motor and cognitive functions. This motor-cognitiv…

In summer 2017, 21 participants (healthy older adults, 65 years and older) were included in the first feasibility study in Switzerland with the newly developed Active@Home exergame. The exergame training is a combined motor-cognitive training including strength, balance and cognitive exercises. Stud…