The SUPERHEALTH Project is a home-based exercise training system designed to improve fitness and function in people with a mobility disability
People with physical disabilities are three times more likely to have one or more chronic diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, compared to adults without disabilities. They are less physically active often due to high rates of unemployment and underemployment; may be unable to walk outdoors due to difficult terrain, safety, or the inability to walk; public transportation to and from community fitness facilities is unavailable; or the fitness facilities’ equipment, classes, and programs are inaccessible.
The SUPERHEALTH project aims to evaluate a home-based exercise training system for its effectiveness at increasing and maintaining physical activity among people with a mobility disability. The program includes exercise videos and content to support physical activity behavior all on a tablet app. This project is seeking individuals that are either unable to walk or have difficulty walking as a means for exercise.
The SUPERHEALTH Project aims to:
I had a hard time after my diagnosis seeing myself as a person with a disability. The most positive experience with exercise as a person with a disability was when my physical therapist explained the reasons behind the difficulty I sometimes had in walking and how I could best address each issue with specific stretches and strengthening exercises. As someone who enjoys both music and dancing, M2M has been more fun than any other exercise program I have done in my adult life. Daily tasks such as unloading the dishwasher and walking the dog have become easier as I feel that my coordination, balance and strength have improved.Katherine, 41 years old
M2M stopped me from lying around the house. At first it was a challenge but then I looked forward to it, and then I got stronger.Maria, 56 years old
My physical activity is getting better and better every day, especially in my walking and balance while standing. I’m not having the falls like I used to have.Damian, 47 years old