A review of person-centred fall prevention: A proposal for using augmented reality to assist with co-designing home modifications as part of a service improvement strategy


Lo Bianco, Michael

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The thesis investigates older adult fall prevention. The research focuses on how to use goals as design drivers to curb home modification compliance problems. Control theory and multiple qualitative methods are employed to investigate: how should fall prevention home modification services be delivered to achieve person-centredness? Outcomes include a control driven person-centred fall prevention service model and an augmented reality home modification design application. Results demonstrate that active engagement in the design process is perceived to provide older adults with greater control within fall prevention services with opportunities to raise compliancy and decrease in falls through personalised fall prevention recommendations.

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Sonja Pedell

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Thesis (PhD)


Copyright © 2017 Michael Lo Bianco.

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A thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Swinburne University of Technology, 2017.