Virtual reality used in fall prevention

| 18 May 2017

Researchers are exploring virtual reality as a tool to detect balance impairments in older people in order to prevent falls. By simulating a loss of balance, virtual reality headsets can be used to measure a person’s response and train them to improve their balance.

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Tags: aged care, ageing, ageing population, Alzheimer's disease, assistive technology, balance, dementia, falls, falls prevention, tech, technology, virtual reality, VR

Sophia Bolden

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Sophia Bolden is the Communications Manager at Telstra Health - ADCC (formerly iCareHealth). With a background in the disability and aged care sector, she brings an understanding and passion for aged care. Sophia recognises the importance of social media and online communication in relating technology and aged care news in the most effective way possible.

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