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Together on Dancing Carpet

Helping the Underprivileged Community

Based on the survey, the elderly in need of rehabilitation is frequently unmotivated and reluctant to participate in mobility exercises. The development of this carpet is to provide a pleasant and appealing training platform for the elderly who are unable to perform mobility activities. With the implementation of this carpet in the community center, it will provide entertainment for the elderly while making them motivated to do mobility exercises.Firstly, the carpet with the purpose of making rehabilitation more fun and attractive with a ‘game-based’ approach is developed. Next is to gather feedback/opinions from older people on their opinion on the design and use of this mat. Based on this information, we will improve and finalize the design of this exercise mat. Finally, we will provide this carpet to 2 community centers for 24 elderly to use.In the short term, it will motivate the elderly to do mobility activities as a form of entertainment, and in the long term, this carpet will be further implemented in other community centers for more elderly to use for rehabilitation purposes. 

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University/College
Universiti Malaya (UM)
RM 874.00
Goal: RM 655.00
Fund Approved by MSF: RM 1,000.00

Overview of Issue / Background

Based on the survey, the elderly in need of rehabilitation is frequently unmotivated and reluctant to participate in mobility exercises. The development of this carpet is to provide a pleasant and appealing training platform for the elderly who are unable to perform mobility activities. With the implementation of this carpet in the community center, it will provide entertainment for the elderly while making them motivated to do mobility exercises.


Firstly, the carpet with the purpose of making rehabilitation more fun and attractive with a ‘game-based’ approach is developed. Next is to gather feedback/opinions from older people on their opinion on the design and use of this mat. Based on this information, we will improve and finalize the design of this exercise mat. Finally, we will provide this carpet to 2 community centers for 24 elderly to use.

In the short term, it will motivate the elderly to do mobility activities as a form of entertainment, and in the long term, this carpet will be further implemented in other community centers for more elderly to use for rehabilitation purposes.

 

Project Objectives (Vision & Mission)

  • To develop the ‘game-based’ carpet to motivate the elderly to engage in mobility exercises.
  • To encourage the elderly to join together in physical activities and lead a healthy lifestyle.
  • To implement the designed carpet in the community center for the elderly to use for rehabilitation purposes.

Project Details (Activities and Tasks)

Activity

Tentative Date

Details

Development of Dancing Carpet

1st July – 31st July

Developing the carpet for a pleasant and appealing rehabilitation platform

Exploring users’ feedback on the design of the Dancing Carpet

1st August – 31st August

Gathering feedback/opinions from older people on their opinion on the design and use of this carpet

Improving the design of Dancing Carpet

1st September – 30th September

Improving the design of the carpet based on information gathered in feedback

Implementation of Dancing Carpet in Community Centers

1st October – 

20th November

Implementing Dancing Carpets in the community centers to involve the elderly in rehabilitation exercises

Expected Project Result & Outcomes

Number of the designed carpet: 2

Number of the elderly: 24 

Number of community centers: 2

 

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RM 874.00

133% of RM655.00 Goal

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