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Article 10: Completion of the project ‘Virtual Reality and Physical Activity in Senior Citizens’

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Article 10: Completion of the project ‘Virtual Reality and Physical Activity in Senior Citizens’

We are pleased to announce the successful conclusion of our research project titled, ‘Exploring the acceptance of Virtual Reality technology for physical activity participation and investigating muscle activation during VR-based PA participation in senior citizens’. Conducted in September 2023 in Budapest, the project engaged 20 senior citizens in an investigative study focusing on health and wellbeing.

Research Objectives

  • Assessment of Virtual Reality Acceptance: The study aimed to evaluate the receptiveness among seniors to use Virtual Reality as a medium for physical activity.
  • Muscle Activation Analysis: We also gathered vital data concerning muscle activation levels in seniors during their participation in Virtual Reality-based physical activities.

Framework and Location

This research was part of the VITALISE (Virtual Health and Wellbeing Living Lab Infrastructure) Horizon 2020 project and was executed at the Nagykovácsi Wellbeing Living Lab premises. The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101007990. For more details about the project, please visit VITALISE Project.

Collaborators and Participants

We express our gratitude to all the participants who made this study possible. A special acknowledgment is due to our colleagues at Trebag Szellemi tulajdon- és Projektmenedzser Kft for their invaluable support. Additional collaborating entities include:

  • University of Central Lancashire Cyprus (UCLan Cyprus)
  • INQUIRIUM Ltd
  • VUB – Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Future Implications

The insights derived from this research not only contribute to the academic discourse surrounding health technology but also have practical implications for the promotion of physical activity among senior citizens. We look forward to the future applications and developments that will stem from this pivotal study.