Interactive Resistance Chair to Promote Strengthening Exercise in Older Adults

In Cheol Jeong, Joseph Finkelstein

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

7 Scopus citations


We developed a strengthening exercise support system which can be remotely managed and clinically supervised via internet. Older adults may potentially benefit from such an exercise system however functionality of this system requires validation before commencement of field studies in older adults. The aim of this study was to introduce and assess validity of a prototype telerehabilitation system supporting computer-assisted home-based strengthening exercise. The system included a resistance chair with a set of movement and physiologic sensors. Real-time feedback on exercise performance was displayed on a touch screen dashboard. Personalized exercise parameters were managed by a rehabilitation team via a designated telerehabilitation site. Assessment of the system demonstrated sufficient validity in real-time identification of exercise performance and cardiovascular parameters. We concluded that the interactive resistance chair has a potential in promoting strengthening exercise and it is warranted for further evaluation in community dwelling older adults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDigital Healthcare Empowering Europeans - Proceedings of MIE 2015
EditorsRonald Cornet, Lacramioara Stoicu-Tivadar, Ronald Cornet, Carlos Luis Parra Calderon, Stig Kjaer Andersen, Alexander Horbst, Mira Hercigonja-Szekeres
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781614995111
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Event26th Medical Informatics in Europe Conference, MIE 2015 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: May 27 2015May 29 2015

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


Other26th Medical Informatics in Europe Conference, MIE 2015


  • Personal health systems
  • Self-management
  • Strengthening exercise
  • Telerehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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