As part of DreamFace’s latest research project Ryan was taught how to do yoga. With the help of DU’s own Sean Mapole, a certified yoga instructor, Ryan is now equipped with the skills to lead seniors through a variety of yoga sessions. Sean recorded several simple routines what are referred to as chair yoga, yoga movements that can be performed from a seated postion, to be displayed on Ryan’s tablet as Ryan instructs users through the movements.
This research had a small group come to the DU’s engineering building once a week for 6 weeks to participate in these yoga sessions where we measured their improvements in arm range of motion and ability to balance on one leg. We honoured to have this research featured in The Denver Post as a permium article. You can find this article here as long you are subscribed to their website.