In The Media

  1. Microsoft Windows 10 - Ignite Your Passion: UTS

    CNET Australia
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    "Dr Jaime Garcia is a Software Engineer in Columbia who is interested in promoting the use of interactive video games (StepKinnection) to reduce the risk of falling in the elderly community.

    His inspiration came from his grandmother, who had a really bad fall and fractured her arm. His family wanted to make sure she got the exercise she needed, even though she couldn't leave the house.

    Having Windows 10 on Microsoft's Surface Pro, gives Dr Garcia the ability to refine his game, on a powerful mobile device."

  2. How a video game is preventing falls in seniors

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    1 in 3 Australians over 65 will experience a fall this year, in fact, falls remain a leading cause of serious injury and death in this age group. This week’s episode of Think:Health looks at a new interactive game called “Step Kinnection” developed by the University of Technology’s Faculty of Engineering. Nic talks to producer Jake Morcom about this fun new innovation to help older Australians stay fit and on their feet.

  3. Elderly step up to avert falls

    Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) / UTS Brink
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    One in three Australians aged over 65 will have a fall this year. For an elderly person, as bones become brittle and balance less sure, a fall can cause such deterioration in their health that they may not recover.

    While turning back the clock is not an option, researchers have turned to young people’s gaming technology to help older people stay on their feet and remain fit and well.

  4. PhD student's success at national awards

    UTS Newsroom
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    Congratulations to UTS PhD student Jaime Garcia for his recent win at the 2015 Health Informatics Society of Australia Awards. Jaime won the Branko Cesnik Award for the best scientific student paper, 'Step Kinnection: A fall prevention game mindfully designed for the Elderly'.

    The winning paper describes the design considerations of Step Kinnection, an interactive game using Microsoft Kinect to prevent falls for elderly people.