Dataset: AAL - Game-Based Mobility Training and Motivation of Senior Citizens, 2015

Abstract

Mobility problems are very common for elderly people, and a low self-efficacy (people's belief in their own competence) leads to reduced mobility and higher risk of falling that can ultimately lead to lower mobility, reduced quality of life and limitations in everyday activities and social participation. This is a vicious circle since physical exercise is important to maintain mobility and reduce risk of falling. In Norway we have long winters with roads covered with snow and ice, which makes the situation even worse. In GameUp, we will apply technologies that have been shown to be effectual computing. We will use these technologies to promote mobility by encouraging elderly persons to be more physical active and motivating them to move more by increasing their self-efficacy. We will develop a platform for social and exercise games to reduce physical and motivational barriers of elderly people's mobility. Using low cost motion sensors, we will develop exercise games designed to enhance mobility. Motivational games will provide personalized information and motivational tips adapted to the individual user's unique physical and cognitive situation. The platform will be developed using easy-to-use commercial modules and products (e.g. TV set-top-box5, Android Tablets, motion sensors) in order to facilitate bringing the idea to the market shortly after the project is finished. The project both has a strategy for service and business models. Norway is represented with research, business and user partners, and are leading two out of five work packages; 'Ecosystem of mobility games' and 'Dissemination and exploitation'.

The dataset is from face-to-face interviews and observations of elderly citizens participated with input concerning user focused design and provided feedback on usability and user interface customized for seriors.  

The games are not available from NSD or for the general public at the time of this report.

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Variable Groups

Full Title

AAL - Game-Based Mobility Training and Motivation of Senior Citizens, 2015

Identification Number

NSD2208

Authoring Entity

Name Affiliation
Brox, Ellen Northern Research Institute Tromsø AS

Producer

Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Brox, Ellen Northern Research Institute Tromsø AS Principal Investigator

Copyright

Copyright (C) 2015 Ellen Brox, Northern Research Institute Tromsø AS

Funding Agency/Sponsor

Name Abbreviation Role Grant
The Research Council of Norway RCN 218838

Data Distributor

Name Affiliation Abbreviation
NSD – Norwegian Centre for Research Data NSD

Version

Date: 2015-06-10

Notes

Original data from Ellen Brox, Northern Research Institute Tromsø AS are documented and prepared, first NSD-version.

Bibliographic Citation

"AAL - Game-Based Mobility Training and Motivation of Senior Citizens, 2015". Data collected by Ellen Brox, Northern Research Institute Tromsø AS. First NSD edition, Bergen 2015.

List of Keywords

Topic Classification

Time Period Covered

Start End Cycle
2012-04-01 2015-03-31

Date of Collection

Start End Cycle
2012-09-01 2015-02-01

Country

Norway  (NO)

Geographic Coverage

Country

Geographic Unit

Town

Unit of Analysis

Individual

Universe

64-95 year old people

Kind of Data

Other

Time Method

Cross-sectional survey

Data Collector

Brox, Ellen, Northern Research Institute Tromsø AS

Sampling Procedure

A number of elderly citizens participated with input concerning user focused design and provided feedback on usability and user interface customized for seriors. Feedback collected by face-to-face interviews and observation.
Gross sample: 17
Net sample: 17

Mode of Data Collection

Face-to-face interview

Location

Availability Status

NSD can make data from "AAL - Game-Based Mobility Training and Motivation of Senior Citizens, 2015" available after 01.01.2017. The data will be available for research, teaching and students when ordered.

Extent of Collection

6 data file(s); different formats can be made.

Restrictions

NSD can make data from "AAL - Game-Based Mobility Training and Motivation of Senior Citizens, 2015" available after 01.01.2017. The data will be available for research, teaching and students when ordered.

Citation Requirement

Users are obliged to refer to producer and distributor of the data by writing the following in forewords or footnotes in eventual publications:
"(Some of) the data applied in the analysis in this publication are based on "AAL - Game-Based Mobility Training and Motivation of Senior Citizens, 2015". The survey was financed by The Reasearch Council of Norway. The data are provided by Ellen Brox, Northern Research Institute Tromsø AS  and prepared and made available by NSD – Norwegian Centre for Research Data. Neither  Ellen Brox, Northern Research Institute Tromsø AS, The Research Council of Norway nor NSD are responsible for the analysis/interpretation of the data presented here.

Deposit Requirement

Access to data is given on the condition that NSD gets a PDF-file of eventual reports that are written on the basis of the data. This to ensure best possible information of the use of data we distribute.

Conditions

Application for access to the data has to include name, institutional affiliation, project title, information about sources of financing and postal address. A declaration of secrecy has to be signed before delivery of data.

Disclaimer

Neither Ellen Brox, Northern Research Institute Tromsø AS, The Research Council of Norway nor NSD are responsible for the analysis/interpretation of the data presented here.

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