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Motivating Videos to Encourage Cycling for Geriatric Rehabilitation

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03394599
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified July 2018 by Heidi Sveistrup, Bruyere Research Institute.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : January 9, 2018
Last Update Posted : July 13, 2018
West Park Healthcare Centre
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Heidi Sveistrup, Bruyere Research Institute

Brief Summary:

Motiview, an activity healthcare solution by Motitech, is finding solutions for elderly and people with dementia by reducing unnecessary emergency department visits, preventing falls/fall-injuries, improving management of complex health conditions, and improving brain health/cognitive fitness. Motiview is based on the premise that many of the challenges faced by this population may be caused by inactivity. The solution needs to effectively motivate them to be active year round. It also needs to accomplish this without increasing the resources within the health system. Motiview stimulates elderly people and people with dementia to increase their physical activity and cognitive training. By using videos, music/sound, the user can take a virtual bicycle trip through familiar surroundings and memories while facilitating activity participation and adherence in the older adult. Motiview is coupled to a mobile user-adapted cycle-trainer (TheraTrainer) that elicits physical activity as the individual pedals the trip. The unique part is adapting films and music according to the users' wishes and memories. By lessening the perceptions of difficulty, monotony, and discomforts associated with physical activity, participation and the experience of physical activity is enhanced. The research protocol of this project is designed to document the added value of Motiview for achieving physical activity participation. The hypothesis being that TheraTrainer bicycles will provide more activity when used with the video/audio overlay. Qualitative data will be gathered on the social aspects and reminiscence observed with the video/audit overlay from clients, care givers and staff.

Information about Motiview can also be found on the website at

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Physical Activity Aging Geriatrics Device: TheraTrainer + Motiview Device: TheraTrainer Only Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 120 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Motivating Engagement for Physical Activity in the Elderly - Day Program
Actual Study Start Date : January 15, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : February 28, 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : February 28, 2019

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: TheraTrainer Only
The 30 clients (15 per site) will have the opportunity to engage in cycling on the TheraTrainer only for the duration of their participation at the Geriatric program. Their carers will also be recruited.
Device: TheraTrainer Only
TheraTrainer will be used.

Experimental: TheraTrainer + Motiview
The 30 clients (15 per site) will have the opportunity to engage in cycling on the TheraTrainer with the addition of Motiview (engaging videos to watching while cycling). Their carers will also be recruited.
Device: TheraTrainer + Motiview
TheraTrainer will be used in conjunction with Motiview.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Psycho-social [ Time Frame: Through study completion, an average of 8 weeks. ]
    Micro-interviews after use of the TheraTrainer

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Qualitative Feedback [ Time Frame: One time, during the week following the intervention period. ]
    Post-intervention Semi-structured Interviews

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:


  • Will be attending the Geriatric Day Hospital program at Bruyere Continuing Care or the Day Treatment Centre at Baycrest Health Sciences
  • Able to provide informed consent
  • Able to safely use a TheraTrainer
  • Would be using the exercise cycle as part of regular therapy in the GDH (Bruyere only) as determined by their health care team.


  • Able to provide informed consent.


  • Employed at the Geriatric Day Hospital/Day Treatment Centre program at the time of client enrollment.

Exclusion Criteria:


  • Told by the therapists not to use the TheraTrainer as part of their rehabilitation.


  • No exclusion criteria


  • No exclusion criteria

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03394599

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Contact: Heidi Sveistrup, PhD 613-562-6262 ext 2901
Contact: Dan McEwen, PhD 613-562-6262 ext 1451

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Canada, Ontario
Bruyere Research Institute Recruiting
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1N 5C8
Contact: Heidi Sveistrup, PhD   
Contact: Daniel McEwen, PhD    613-562-6262 ext 1451   
Baycrest Health Sciences Recruiting
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M6A 2E1
Contact: Fidelma Serediuk, Msc    416-785-2500   
Contact: Linda Truong, PhD    613-785-2500 ext 2142   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bruyere Research Institute
West Park Healthcare Centre
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Principal Investigator: Heidi Sveistrup, PhD Bruyere Research Institute
Principal Investigator: Tim Pauley, MSc West Park
Principal Investigator: Fidelma Serediuk, BSc PT, MSc Baycrest
  Study Documents (Full-Text)

Documents provided by Heidi Sveistrup, Bruyere Research Institute:
Study Protocol  [PDF] January 3, 2018

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Responsible Party: Heidi Sveistrup, Interim CEO and Chief Scientific Officer of the Bruyère Research Institute and VP, Research and Academic Affairs, Bruyere Research Institute Identifier: NCT03394599    
Other Study ID Numbers: Motiview Project
First Posted: January 9, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 13, 2018
Last Verified: July 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Plan Description: All collected (de-identified) IPD will be shared between sites but not made accessible to other researchers.

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Heidi Sveistrup, Bruyere Research Institute:
Physical Activity
Older Adults