A Novel Training Methodology for Tai Chi Exercise
In this paper, we introduced a novel Tai Chi exercise training instrument and its training method’s effect on
cardiovascular system in elderly people. This is the first time that Tai Chi exercise training instrument was introduced with
preliminary experimental data in elderly people. The robot arm of training instrument can repeat the trajectory of Tai Chi
Master’ Push hand. By following the movement, the beginners can learn Tai Chi easily and efficiently. For the study, a total
of 6 elderly people (45 years -60 years) are recruited in the study. Participants performed push hands 4 times one-hour
training session per week. For each session, the heart rate and blood pressure were measured before and after practicing with
instrument. After 13 weeks-long intervention, the results collecting from measurement showed the tai chi training
instrument could help elderly people in reduction blood pressure.
Keywords- Tai Chi, elderly people, blood pressure, instrument, training methodology.