ICT Solutions to Develop an Effective Motor and Cognitive Training to Reduce Risk of Falls - The I-DONT-FALL Project

Francesco Barban, Roberta Annicchiarico, Alessia Federici, Ilenia Debora Mazzù, Maria Giovanna Lombardi, Simone Giuli, Claudia Ricci, Fulvia Adriano, Ivo Griffini, Manuel Silvestri, Massimo Chiusso, Sergio Neglia, Raquel Cuevas Perez, Yannis Dionyssiotis, Georgios Koumanakos, Milo Kovačeić, Nuria Montero, Oscar Pino, Carmela Zincarelli, Niels Boye, Cristian Barrué, Peter Levene, Stelios Pantelopoulos, Roberto Rosso, Angelo Maria Sabatini, Carlo Caltagirone

Abstract

This study shows preliminary results of the multicenter and international I-DONT-FALL (IDF) project, cofunded by the European Union, aiming to offer an integrated Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) solution for fall prevention and detection. Here we assessed the efficacy of a motor and a cognitive treatment delivered through the IDF ICT solution, aiming to reduce the risk of falls through a randomized controlled trial. The outcome was measured with the Falls Efficacy Scale-International (FES-I) and the subscales of the Tinetti Performance Oriented Mobility Assessment for balance (POMA-B) and gait (POMA-G). We compared the effect of a 24-sessions period of motor training delivered through an i-Walker vs. a comparable period of non-motor training in terms of frequency and duration of sessions. The same comparison was performed for a period of cognitive training delivered though a touch-screen computer interface vs. a comparable period of non-cognitive training in terms of frequency and duration of sessions. Results showed that motor treatment alone or mixed with cognitive training reduces significantly the fear of falling and the risk of falls. Both cognitive and motor treatments showed a nonspecific positive effect on balance performance of participants. These preliminary results are consistent with previous evidences.

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Barban F., Annicchiarico R., Federici A., Mazzù I., Lombardi M., Giuli S., Ricci C., Adriano F., Griffini I., Silvestri M., Chiusso M., Neglia S., Cuevas Perez R., Dionyssiotis Y., Koumanakos G., Kovačeić M., Montero N., Pino O., Zincarelli C., Boye N., Barrué C., Levene P., Pantelopoulos S., Rosso R., Sabatini A. and Caltagirone C. (2015). ICT Solutions to Develop an Effective Motor and Cognitive Training to Reduce Risk of Falls - The I-DONT-FALL Project . In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AgeingWell, ISBN 978-989-758-102-1, pages 259-263. DOI: 10.5220/0005490802590263


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@conference{ict4ageingwell15,
author={Francesco Barban and Roberta Annicchiarico and Alessia Federici and Ilenia Debora Mazzù and Maria Giovanna Lombardi and Simone Giuli and Claudia Ricci and Fulvia Adriano and Ivo Griffini and Manuel Silvestri and Massimo Chiusso and Sergio Neglia and Raquel Cuevas Perez and Yannis Dionyssiotis and Georgios Koumanakos and Milo Kovačeić and Nuria Montero and Oscar Pino and Carmela Zincarelli and Niels Boye and Cristian Barrué and Peter Levene and Stelios Pantelopoulos and Roberto Rosso and Angelo Maria Sabatini and Carlo Caltagirone},
title={ICT Solutions to Develop an Effective Motor and Cognitive Training to Reduce Risk of Falls - The I-DONT-FALL Project},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AgeingWell,},
year={2015},
pages={259-263},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005490802590263},
isbn={978-989-758-102-1},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AgeingWell,
TI - ICT Solutions to Develop an Effective Motor and Cognitive Training to Reduce Risk of Falls - The I-DONT-FALL Project
SN - 978-989-758-102-1
AU - Barban F.
AU - Annicchiarico R.
AU - Federici A.
AU - Mazzù I.
AU - Lombardi M.
AU - Giuli S.
AU - Ricci C.
AU - Adriano F.
AU - Griffini I.
AU - Silvestri M.
AU - Chiusso M.
AU - Neglia S.
AU - Cuevas Perez R.
AU - Dionyssiotis Y.
AU - Koumanakos G.
AU - Kovačeić M.
AU - Montero N.
AU - Pino O.
AU - Zincarelli C.
AU - Boye N.
AU - Barrué C.
AU - Levene P.
AU - Pantelopoulos S.
AU - Rosso R.
AU - Sabatini A.
AU - Caltagirone C.
PY - 2015
SP - 259
EP - 263
DO - 10.5220/0005490802590263