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A Multimedia Program to Promote Exercise by Older Adults

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
54147
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1R43AG020002-01
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
OREGON CENTER FOR APPLIED SCIENCE, INC.
2508-A Oakmont Way EUGENE, OR 97401
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: A Multimedia Program to Promote Exercise by Older Adults
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $99,993.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Seniors are the fastest growing segment on the Internet; they are also subject to many conditions, which can be ameliorated by increased physical activity. This project will develop a web-based interactive video program which assists sedentary older adults to build a regular program of strengthening, balance, stretching and aerobic activities. The program will follow American College of Sports Medicine guidelines to recommend activities. Using demographically matched models, it will deliver video testimonials encouraging commitment to exercise. Users will be encouraged to return to the program repeatedly. PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: Since exercise has been shown to be beneficial to so many areas of senior health, this program will appeal to organizations who have an interest in improving the independence, well-being and quality of life of older adults (e.g., senior centers, HMO's, health systems and insurance companies). It will also be attractive to companies who market to seniors on the internet--or sell advertising (banner-space) to companies who market to seniors-- as they require programmatic content designed to bring viewers back repeatedly over time.

Principal Investigator:

A. B. Irvine

Business Contact:


5413427227
DARY@ORCASINC.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

OREGON CENTER FOR APPLIED SCI
1839 GARDEN AVE EUGENE, OR 97403

EIN/Tax ID: 931093461
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No