Remote Home Physical Training for Seniors: Guidelines from the AAL-supported MOTION project

Ottoboni, Giovanni ; Gallelli, Teresa ; Mariani, Elena ; Soluri, Valentina Rebecca ; Nunziata, Stefano ; Tessari, Alessia ; Savary, Jean-Pierre ; Chattat, Rabih (2018) Remote Home Physical Training for Seniors: Guidelines from the AAL-supported MOTION project. European Journal of Ageing . ISSN 1613-9380
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European population will face an unprecedented ageing era in the next years. Albeit ageing in itself is a success goal, it may bringwith it a general decline and functional limitations. In order to decelerate such decline, one of the most efficient strategies is physical activity. The present paper reports the insight emerging from three focus-group interviews organized at the beginning of the MOTION - Remote Home Physical Training for Seniors project, whose main aim regarded the implementation of an ICT system capable to offer home-based gym sessions to healthy seniors. The sixteen interview participants (11 females and 5 males, averaged age 72.3) provided several indications, which were grouped into the following themes: 1) ICT technical characteristics; 2) Platform accessibility; 3) Physical program features; 4) Psychological factors. At the end of the thematic analysis, results suggest that theoretical frameworks mainly focusing on ICT issues might be insufficient to endorse the successful development and maintenance of ICT systems such as MOTION, which challenges seniors to accept ICT while staying committed to the physical exercise program.

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Ottoboni, GiovanniDipartimento di Psicologia, Università di Bologna0000-0002-7649-6642
Gallelli, TeresaCUP2000
Mariani, ElenaDipartimento di Psicologia, Università di Bologna
Soluri, Valentina RebeccaCUP2000
Nunziata, StefanoCUP2000
Tessari, AlessiaDipartimento di Psicologia, Università di Bologna0000-0002-6616-2454
Savary, Jean-PierreSielbleu
Chattat, RabihDipartimento di Psicologia, Università di
Older people, Remote physical training, Coaching, Socialization, ICT
Deposit date
25 May 2018 08:22
Last modified
01 Jun 2019 21:00
Project name
MOTION - Remote Home Physical Training for Seniors
Funding program
Ministero dell'istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca - EU Active and Assisted Living Program

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