Games for Health

By Stephen P. Yang, Ph.D. | Using games and technology to improve health #GFH #seriousgames #exergame #exergaming

Peloton is now a unicorn because of the spinning class craze

Have you ever taken a class at SoulCycle? Or better yet, Flywheel?<p>Spinning has turned out to be a big business and there’s one brand that’s been gaining traction in the at-home fitness space. Peloton’s $2000 bikes have developed a cult following, mainly because of its live-streamed classes, which …

Peloton

Hacking Children's Learning: Why Gamification Technology Has The Answer

The problem with learning in recent years across all levels of schooling is that, somewhere along the way, we lost how to make it fun. Instead, it’s become a chore or punishment to kids and their parents. In reality, learning should be fun as it once had been.<p>There is hope that fun can be put back …

Learning

Effects of Exergaming on Physical Activity in Overweight Individuals

June 2016, Volume 46, Issue 6, pp 845–860<p>Christoph Höchsmann<br>• Michael Schüpbach<br>• Arno Schmidt-TrucksässEmail author<p>Systematic Review<p>First Online:28 …

Visual Data Exploration for Balance Quantification in Real-Time During Exergaming - Research database - University of Groningen

Unintentional injuries are among the ten leading causes of death in older adults; falls cause 60% of these deaths. Despite their effectiveness to …

Google video shows how its new VR feature could be a game changer

Google's virtual reality announcement Wednesday at Google I/O was a big deal.<p>But that might not be readily apparent to those still getting their feet wet in VR, so Google made a video to help you get a better idea of what WorldSense does.<p>Current mobile VR headsets like the Samsung Gear VR and …

Virtual Reality

Pokémon Go kicking off Adventure Week on Thursday with in-game bonuses and more

Pokémon Go is approaching its first anniversary later this summer and Niantic is kicking off a new in-game event to keep the momentum going. Pokémon Go will soon launch Adventure Week which includes perks at PokéStops, discounts in the shop, and bonus candy when walking buddy Pokémon. Adventure …

Gaming

Zwift review: the return of the home exercise bike

“Oh God. What are you doing?”<p>I don’t need to look up to know that my other half has a look of disdain on her face – the kind she uses when I’m dressed from neck to knee in Lycra.<p>“Just going for a quick ride,” I pant.<p>“Why are you dressed like that?” Deep breath.<p>“Because it helps.”<p>“How?”<p>The truth is …

Cycling

At Tribeca, VR is something you have to feel to believe

Of the best virtual reality at the Tribeca Film Fest, some of the top projects hinged on creating an experience you can't duplicate at home.<p>This year, the Tribeca Film Festival collected virtual reality that could reach out and hug you.<p>Every year, the festival gathers a slate of interactive …

Virtual Reality

Two companies work to demystify surgical procedures and anatomy through augmented reality, 3D apps

Even the tiniest view of a surgical procedure can be too much for non-medical professionals, but for actual surgeons, more visibility is a real …

Augmented Reality

Energy expenditure and affect responses to different types of active video game and exercise

by Javier Monedero, Enda E. Murphy, Donal J. O’GormanBackgroundThe purpose of this study was to compare entertainment-themed active video game (AVG) …

Exercise

Virtual Reality Game to Help You Meditate

Virtual reality gaming till now was only about fun and immersion.<p>But now, a new game has been developed which will help players meditate in a better …

Augmented Reality

HoloLens system uses augmented reality to aid spinal surgery

Augmented reality (AR) isn't just for <i>Pokémon Go</i> and Snapchat masks, the technology will can have practical applications in areas like medicine, too.<p>At least that's the promise of the new Scopis Holographic Navigation Platform, which is designed to be used with the Microsoft HoloLens to help doctors …

Augmented Reality

Microsoft HoloLens becomes an AR assistant for spinal surgery

Since the HoloLens was introduced, Microsoft has pitched it as both a gaming peripheral and a practical assistant in the workplace. Professionals have already started using its augmented reality tech to help out, from building engineers donning it to visualize structural blueprints or Duke surgeons …

Augmented Reality

Here’s How Augmented Reality Is Being Used in Medicine

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Augmented Reality

ExerGaming Express

These are the companies investing most aggressively in AR and VR

Facebook, HTC and Intel, among others.<p>The main takeaway from Facebook’s F8 developer conference last week was that the social media giant is making big bets on augmented and virtual reality.<p>Worldwide revenues for the augmented reality and virtual reality market are projected to approach $14 billion …

Virtual Reality

Exergaming Through the Eyes of Patients with Heart Failure: A Qualitative Content Analysis Study.

Summary of "Exergaming Through the Eyes of Patients with Heart Failure: A Qualitative Content Analysis Study."<p>Exergaming appears to be a promising …

Rhythm Sheep - learn music

Listen the rhythm and tap it as accurately as you can. Various difficulty levels guarantee fun rhythmic challenges for everyone from beginners to …

3 Ways To Burn More Fat… With Cardio – Body by Vi UK

Whether you absolutely love doing cardio classes, or you are the type of person who shys away from any exercise that makes you break out in a sweat, …

Exercise

'Really bro, Pokemon?' Addison Russell is building baseball's most unusual autograph collection

PITTSBURGH -- Corey Seager thought it was a joke. Across the Los Angeles Dodgers clubhouse, Kenley Jansen viewed it as something “unique.”<p>When …

Baseball

Virtual Reality Is Used in Clinical Practice

VR has not just moved the imagination of science-fiction fans, but also clinical researchers and real life medical practitioners. As a doctor, you …

Virtual Reality

Does cycling with Oculus Rift & Kettler Get Your Sweat On? Exergaming at home in VR

at<p>4/24/2017<p>Kettler App<p>Via Apsia & KinoMap<p>Click here to read more of ExerGame Lab's archived posts involving virtual reality.<p>Posted by<p>Stephen P. Yang

Virtual Reality

LEGOLAND: A GPS Adventure Game Exergaming

at<p>4/21/2017<p>40 games<br>1000s of landmarks<br>One Great Big World.<p>So goes the tagline for Legoland the GPS Adventure game. If you're headed to LegoLand i in …

Adventure Games

KQED

I’m driving through a frozen world, where the roads are paved in ice. As I swerve left to avoid a mini iceberg, a red fish flashes at the top of my …

Pharma

Tamagotchi Is Back For Its 20th Anniversary

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Trends

New virtual reality fitness apps aim to make exercise less tedious

This year, high-end virtual reality headsets such as HTC Vive and Oculus Rift have finally hit the market, putting immersive multimedia in the hands of consumers. While the industry has focused primarily on gaming and entertainment, a handful of start-ups are choosing a different route: fitness and …

Virtual Reality

The ‘Vive Fitness Guy’ founds ATG Studios for VR health experiences

Earlier this week, Upload reported the story of Tim Donahey. He has become a minor celebrity in the virtual reality community after he posted the results of his 50-day VR exercise challenge to Reddit with the moniker of “Vive Fitness Guy.” Donahey was able to lose about 15 pounds simply by playing …

Virtual Reality

[ARTICLE] New Approaches to Exciting Exergame-Experiences for People with Motor Function Impairments – Full Text

1. Introduction<p>For a number of years, the possibility of applying serious games for rehabilitation purposes has been thoroughly investigated …

Kinect

[ARTICLE] Competitive and cooperative arm rehabilitation games played by a patient and unimpaired person: effects on motivation and exercise intensity – Full Text

Background<p>People with chronic arm impairment should exercise intensely to regain their abilities, but frequently lack motivation, leading to poor …

Board Games