Older adults prefer an assistive technology that can
be adaptive to their needs. However, as an assistive
social robot that is autonomous has the possibility of
being pro-actively adaptive this could cause feelings
of anxiety. Analyzing the results of a study with video’s
that feature an assistive social …
S. Aarts (Docent); E.J.M. Wouters (Lector); S.T.M. Peek (Lid Lectoraat)
Loneliness is expected to become an even bigger social problem in the upcoming decades, because of the growing number of older adults. It has been argued that the use of social network sites can aid in decreasing loneliness and improving mental health. The purpose of this study was to examine …
Fenne Verhoeven (Lid Lectoraat); M. Schoone; Dr. Anita Cremers (Lector); Jelle van Dijk
Purpose Existing solutions facilitating mobility among older adults mainly focus on supporting physical disabilities. However, solutions are more likely to succeed when current activities and capabilities serve as a starting …
Introduction According to the world health organization the number of older people is increasing. The number of older adults aged from 60 and beyond will be doubled in 2050 to 22% of the world’s population. Ageing is associated with involuntary loss of muscle mass, strength and physical function. This …
Tijdens dit college voor master studenten Bewegingswetenschappen RUG/UMCG wordt ingegaan op de fysieke en lichamelijke eigenschappen van veroudering, de richtlijnen voor trainingsprogramma's en de effecten hiervan.
Mirjam Pijnappels; Sjoerd M. Bruijn; Kimberley M. Schooten; Jaap H. van Dieën; Harriët Wittink (Lector); Michiel Punt (Lid Lectoraat)
Background: Falls in stroke survivors can lead to serious injuries and medical costs. Fall risk in older adults can be predicted based on gait characteristics measured in daily life. Given the different gait patterns that stroke survivors exhibit it is unclear whether a similar fall-prediction model …
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