The purpose of this study is to explore the feasibility and acceptability of a new physical
activity technology (Jintronix) based on TV screen, virtual games and motion sensing cameras
among pre-disabled older adults.
A total of 12 older adults will be recruited in the Oak Hammock residential community to
participate in a physical activity program using a new technology called Jintronix.
Jintronix is an easy-to-use virtual physical activity platform designed for physical and
occupational therapy. It combines common exercise movements, virtual games and motion
sensing cameras to offer a fun and effective tool for physical activity. The exercises will
be performed by each participant autonomously in the living room of the residential
community following a specific schedule. The duration of the exercise program will be of 30
minutes for two days a week for a total of four weeks. The participants will be trained
prior the beginning of the program in order to enter autonomously in the Jintronix platform
and perform the exercises.
- Age 75 years and older
- Pre-disabled status evidenced by: 6 ≤ score ≤ 9 on the Short Physical Performance
- Willingness to participate in all study procedures.
- Failure to provide informed consent
- Severe cardiac disease, including NYHA Class III or IV congestive heart failure,
clinically significant aortic stenosis, history of cardiac arrest, use of a cardiac
defibrillator, or uncontrolled angina
- Significant cognitive impairment, defined as a known diagnosis of dementia or a short
portable mental status questionnaire score > 2 errors
- Unable to communicate because of severe hearing loss or speech disorder
- Severe visual impairment, which would preclude completion of the assessments and/or
- Other significant co-morbid diseases that would prevent participation in exercise
- Planning to move out of the area during the study timeframe