Grand Prize Winner -- Suneil Nyamathi, Graduate Student, UCLA "Truly Immersive ExerGaming
," an application idea that combines exercise with gaming to enable kids to be active and have fun at the same time; the 3D game idea would let kids run in place and dodge obstacles through the eyes of an on-screen character;
Louise Naylor and researchers from The University of Western Australia, Liverpool John Moores University, and Swansea University evaluated 15 children, 9-11 years of age, who participated in 15 minutes each of high intensity exergaming
(Kinect Sports - 200m Hurdles), low intensity exergaming
(Kinect Sports - Ten Pin Bowling), and a graded exercise test (treadmill).
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In 2008, we (Coastal, Carolina University) began developing an exergaming
laboratory to enhance our Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) program.
One of Shanna's favorite projects was managing a joint project for The Century Council and Xavix Exergaming
, which involved creating a video game that incorporated positive brand messaging as well as physical activity.
The Games for Health annual meeting, also taking place at the Summit, will cover topics including exergaming
, physical therapy, disease management, health behavior change, biofeedback, rehab, epidemiology, training, cognitive health, nutrition and health education.
Cotnoir broke these "serious games'' into several categories: advergames (used for marketing and advertising purposes), edutainment (a combination of education and entertainment) game-based learning, newsgames (which applies journalistic principles), simulation games (to teach a specific skill), games for health (for training purposes), exergaming
(for exercising), art games, productivity games and games with a purpose (to solve various tasks).
Findings were also comparable to that obtained by Burns et al (2012) who reported heart rate values averaging > 50% heart rate maximum in persons with paraplegia during exergaming
Today's event is part of a collaboration with KONAMI and the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Nevada to help reduce childhood obesity through exergaming
, which refers to video games that are also a form of exercise.
High school and college-age trainers led the eight-week exergaming
program that combines strength-building exercises with video games, like tennis or bowling.
Heart rate and perceived exertion during self-selected intensities for exergaming
compared to traditional exercise in college-age participants.
13) In spite of greater interactive capabilities, it is unclear whether exergaming
can actually take the place of traditional modes of physical activity.