Development of a Promotion System for Home-Based Squat Training for Elderly People

Yuki Hirasawa, Takuya Ishioka, Naka Gotoda, Kosuke Hirata, Ryota Akagi

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Abstract

The mass and strength of skeletal muscles decrease with increasing age, especially those of the knee extensor muscles. For elderly people, the decrease in force-generation capability of the knee extensor muscles reduces their ability to perform activities of daily life. Hence, the maintenance and/or improvement of knee extensor muscle strength is very important for elderly individuals. Home-based squat training without any special equipment or venue is considered to be useful for preventing age-related decreases in strength of the knee extensor muscles. The current study was designed to develop an administration system for elderly people to routinely perform body mass-based squat training at home. The characteristics of the new system are the use of onomatopoeia to allow participants to self-check their movements during squat training, and the provision of feedback functions for maintaining motivation towards the training. We performed an experiment to test the validity of our vision using a pilot version of the administration system. However, clear effectiveness of our proposed system was not proven. In this experiment, we used onomatopoeia for only one position, despite the fact that onomatopoeia are useful for evaluating and focusing upon differences in movements involving multiple joints. Hence, it is reasonable to assume that the full benefit of onomatopoeia was not realized with the current experimental design. Judging from the current results, our plan related to this system requires further refinements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Interface and the Management of Information. Information in Intelligent Systems - Thematic Area, HIMI 2019, Held as Part of the 21st HCI International Conference, HCII 2019, Proceedings
EditorsHirohiko Mori, Sakae Yamamoto
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages492-501
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783030226480
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1
EventThematic Area on Human Interface and the Management of Information, HIMI 2019, held as part of the 21st International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2019 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 2019 Jul 262019 Jul 31

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11570 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

ConferenceThematic Area on Human Interface and the Management of Information, HIMI 2019, held as part of the 21st International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2019
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period19/7/2619/7/31

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Keywords

  • Advice feedback
  • Muscle mass and strength
  • Onomatopoeia deformation
  • Video annotation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

Cite this

Hirasawa, Y., Ishioka, T., Gotoda, N., Hirata, K., & Akagi, R. (2019). Development of a Promotion System for Home-Based Squat Training for Elderly People. In H. Mori, & S. Yamamoto (Eds.), Human Interface and the Management of Information. Information in Intelligent Systems - Thematic Area, HIMI 2019, Held as Part of the 21st HCI International Conference, HCII 2019, Proceedings (pp. 492-501). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 11570 LNCS). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-22649-7_39