MOTOR LEARNING FOR AGEING: AN INNOVATIVE DIGITAL APPROACH

Alessandro Cudicio, Valeria Agosti, Nicola Lo Vecchio, Eleonora Ciceri, Antonio Borgogni, Angelo Compare

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It is widely accepted that physical activity, undertaken as a combination of aerobic, strength and balance exercise, has a key role in the reduction of overall age- related decline. For years now, also due to pandemic restrictions several distance exercises for elderly have been suggested. Elderly must face an inevitable physical decline and an increasing cognitive and learning limitation due to aging. This requires a global motor learning approach that goes beyond the mere segmental execution and lets the older senses the own body perception with the aim   to learn motor skills in a renewed modality, adapted to ageing limitations. Thus, there is a need to design an educational system dedicated to older people for remote exercise by means of a smartphone application. On this basis, the proposed intervention aims to educate elderly to build global movements through an innovative perspective based on the segmentary perception of the body during exercise with the aid of a smartphone.


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Scienze Motorie, Motor Sicences, Sport, Education, Inclusion

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