Design Research on Outdoor Fitness Equipment for Cognitive Exercise

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Conference Proceedings
Authors: Xiying XuDingbang Luh

Abstract: Medical treatment for cognitive disease leaves much to be desired, it is necessary to nudge the wide elderly to join cognitive exercise in their daily life. Though the existing cognitive-related designs mostly following the principles of cognitive training, it may be more benefits of the elderly to exercise their cognitive functions of the principle of multi-mode exercise. Outdoor fitness equipment(OFE) includes equipment for different exercise type and is popular with the elderly. Elderly people do exercise to keep their physical health, but little attention is paid to their cognitive health. Research were mainly made from five exercise dimensions on the OFE use of the elderly: Frequency, Intensity, Type, Time(FITT) and Fun, and then suggestion has been given from the layout planning, visual communication and interaction mode of the OFE to nudge better cognitive exercise effect.

Keywords: MCI intervention, community fitness equipment, older adult

DOI: 10.54941/ahfe1001678

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