Personalized online weight and exercise response systems (POWERS)
Abstract: Principal Investigator talks about a research study that takes into account the individual needs of children with disabilities when promoting health and creating a physical activity plan for them, known as the Personalized Online Weight and Exercise Response System (POWERS). The POWERS system emphasizes the ability of being able to communicate with families and children, healthcare providers, special educators, and other specialists through a communication technology network. Using an example of a child with spina bifida, he explains how the POWERS system works and the information it collects, along with how the activity inclusion mapping system (AIMS) is used. The AIMS system shows where the child lives and lists possible physical activity resources in the area that can potentially be a place to participate in physical and recreational activities. The goal of the study is to turn POWERS into a universal physical activity Wiki for children with disabilities. Run time: 3 minutes 12 seconds.
NARIC Accession Number: O20032. What's this?
Author(s): Rimmer, James.
Project Number: 90RE5009 (formerly H133E120005).
Publisher(s): Interactive Exercise Technologies and Exercise Physiology for People with Disabilities, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Health Professions, SHPB 331, 1720 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL, 35294-3361; 205/975-9010.
Publication Year: 2013.
Descriptor Terms: AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS, CHILDREN, DISABILITY MANAGEMENT, EXERCISE, HEALTH PROMOTION, LEISURE, MEDICAL ASPECTS, MEDICAL EVALUATION, MEDICAL TREATMENT, NUTRITION, OBESITY, PATIENT EDUCATION, PHYSICAL EVALUATION, PHYSICAL FITNESS, RECREATION, SPORTS.