Architecture of an automated coaching system for elderly population

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2013;184:309-11.


We present an automated coaching system for elderly population living in assisted homes. The system guides its users through a sequence of exercises and tests. Each exercise is demonstrated by a pre-recorded video of a coach, checked for correct execution and qualitatively evaluated. Automatic coaching advices are generated in order to improve the execution. Performance measurements are shown as an immediate feedback to the user, and stored and evaluated over time. The system is designed to allow for a remote interaction with a coach, and, to bolster social aspect of the exercise, for concurrent exercise of two (or eventually multiple) remote users.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Actigraphy / methods*
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted / methods*
  • Exercise Therapy / methods*
  • Female
  • Geriatric Assessment / methods*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Remote Consultation / methods*
  • Therapy, Computer-Assisted / methods*
  • User-Computer Interface*