Iman Khaghani Far

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Active Ageing aims to foster a physically, mentally and socially active lifestyle as a person ages. It is a complex, multi-faceted problem that involves a variety of different actors, such as policy makers, doctors, care givers, family members, friends and, of course, older adults. This review aims to understand the role of a new actor, which increasingly(More)
Recent technological advances have created enormous opportunities for developing applications that support training from home--particularly for older adults, who often are socially more isolated, are physically less active, and have fewer chances to train in a gym. In this article, the authors review current fitness applications and their features alongside(More)
Background. Regular physical activity can substantially improve the physical wellbeing of older adults, preventing several chronic diseases and increasing cognitive performance and mood. However, research has shown that older adults are the most sedentary segment of society, spending much of their time seated or inactive. A variety of barriers make it(More)
In this paper we describe the design and validation of a virtual fitness environment aiming at keeping older adults physically and socially active. We target particularly older adults who are socially more isolated, physically less active, and with less chances of training in a gym. The virtual fitness environment, namely Gymcentral, was designed to enable(More)
INTRODUCTION Stimulation of a physically active lifestyle among older adults is essential to health and well-being. The objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and user opinion of a home-based exercise program supported by a sensor and tablet application for frail older adults. METHODS Community-dwelling older adults (aged ≥70 y) living in(More)
1 Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, University of Trento, Trento, TN, Italy 2 Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, University of Trento, Trento, TN, Italy 3 Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, University of Trento, Trento, TN, Italy 4 Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, TN, Italy 5(More)
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