Video Games Can Improve Balance and Reduce the Risk of Falls
Falls are a major health risk for older people. One third of seniors have a fall at least once a year, which often result in fractures and other injuries.
A new program smart±step has been designed by Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), engaged seniors in exercises known to reduce falls. It uses an adapted versions of popular video games to ‘step train’ the brain for mobility, balance and cognitive function.