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Policy Rounds – Active Aging: Empowering Older Adults with Interactive Technologies for Improved Balance and Aging-in-Place
April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Speaker: Mark Evin, Co-Founder and CEO, Jintronix
Description: Falls are the leading cause of injury among older Canadians, with 20-30% seniors experiencing one or more falls each year. There are many causes of falls, but the most significant cause is due to poor strength and balance. Exercise protocols have been shown to reduce falls significantly, but adherence levels remain low, due to the boredom, the discomfort, and the repetitiveness of exercise. In this presentation, we’ll explore how a downloadable interactive program for PC and iPad with enjoyable and responsive adult-friendly video-games, can engage older adults in a long-term habit of evidence-based exercise.