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TPU scientists developed a virtual fitness studio for pensioners

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TOMSK, Sep 30 – RIA Tomsk. Scientists of Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) and Italian University of Trento finished development of fitness-application for elderly people; downloading it on tablet, they will be able not only to improve physical shape, but also to communicate with each other, the press service of the university reports on Friday.

It is noted that tablet application – GymCentral – is developed in the international laboratory of technologies of elderly people wellbeing improvement of TPU under the leadership of professor of Trento university Fabio Casati. On the tablet screen the trainer shows to the created groups individually picked up exercises. In the application there is a function of a chat where participating pensioners can communicate with each other.

"We have already tested the application in Russia, Italy, the Netherlands, the USA, Switzerland. The experiment has shown that physical and social activity are interconnected: the more the person trains, the more communicates. The platform proved itself so well that when the research has come to the end, people continued to use the program" — quoted in the message Casati.

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It is noted that in each group about 20 people are engaged and now scientists together with psychologists and sociologists study how it is correct to form groups for the maximum effect. Also they plan to develop the control system for the one who uses the application that the person having contraindications hasn't done much harm to himself.

It is added that researchers were prompted to application creation after the research which shown that most of elderly people in the Tomsk region feel lonely. Also it become clear that lonely people have 50% more problems with health. Now the system is in the final stage of introduction, after that the application will be available for download in AppStore and Google Play.

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