In summer 2017, 21 participants (healthy older adults, 65 years and older) were included in the first feasibility study in Switzerland with the newly developed Active@Home exergame. The exergame training is a combined motor-cognitive training including strength, balance and cognitive exercises. Study results showed a high adherence and low drop-out rate over the 7-week study period (3 times per week à 40min in the living lab of ETH Zurich). Usability was rated high by participants. Moreover, they reported positive emotional experiences while training. Comparing performance before and after the intervention period, a significant improvement was evident in gait speed under dual-task condition, in muscle strength and in a divided attention task. These results motivated us to further develop the exergame, adapt it even better to the needs and requirements of older adults and to conduct further larger studies.

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