Project Elaine (ELderly, AI & New Experiences)

1 in 3 older adults has a fall every year. Falls can lead to serious injuries or even death. Stepping has proven to be the most effective strategy to reduce the risk of falling. Prior studies using stepping games have showed positive results, but yet, such systems are not cost-effective, not easy to use, nor practical, not adaptive. We propose an interactive mixed-reality mobile game that aims to reduce falls in the elderly by combining: (1) appropriate game design for the aged, (2) machine learning to dynamically adjust levels of exertion, (3) collection of clinical data during gameplay for evaluation.