The acceptance and experience of virtual-reality-enhanced exercise in older people

Khoo, Yvonne J-Lyn, van Schaik, Paul, MacSween, Alasdair, Dixon, John and Martin, Denis (2010) The acceptance and experience of virtual-reality-enhanced exercise in older people. In: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 57th Annual Meeting, 2-5 June 2010, Baltimore, MD, US. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This study investigated how older people perceive and experience virtual-reality-enhanced exercise. Data comprised variables of technology acceptance, flow experience, and perceived rate of physical exertion and subjective mental effort. Participants recruited from community-based exercise groups took part in six 40-minute VR exercise sessions over three weeks. Behavioral intention and other acceptance measures demonstrated a sustainable increase over time. A substantial improvement was also found in flow variables and in both perceived mental and physical effort after the program. Results show that positive responses in the VR exercise experience were retained throughout all six sessions. These findings support an expectation that after using VR technology for exercise, older people from this population are very likely to use it in the future.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Departments: STEM
Additional Information: Jae-Llane Ditchburn, née Yvonne J-Lyn Khoo.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2019 09:55
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2019 10:47
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4861

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