Step Kinection: A Hybrid Clinical Test for Fall Risk Assessment in Older Adults

  • Posted on: 2 March 2014
  • By: jagm
Presented At: 
ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2014 - Toronto, Canada
Conference Proceedings
Jaime A. Garcia
Yusuf Pisan
Chek Tien Tan
Karla Felix Navarro
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In this paper, we describe Step Kinnection, an interactive step training system for the elderly that incorporates mechanisms to simultaneously perform a hybrid clinical test for fall risk assessment. The interactivity demonstration includes a simple stepping task along with three voice-enabled cognitive activities allowing for the assessment of stepping performance under the dual-task paradigm. CHI attendees can try out both scenarios to physically experience the interference caused by a higher cognitive load while stepping.