Latest Exergaming Stories

2012-01-17 10:12:22

Virtual reality-enhanced exercise, or "exergames," combining physical exercise with computer-simulated environments and interactive videogame features, can yield a greater cognitive benefit for older adults than traditional exercise alone, according to a new study published in the February issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. "We found that for older adults, virtual-reality enhanced interactive exercise, or 'cybercycling' two to three times per week for 3 months, yielded...

2011-10-20 20:25:00

Fun and Approachable Fitness Device Now Shipping; Perfect Holiday Gift to Promote Physical Activity with Games, Challenges and Charities Redwood City, CA (PRWEB) October 20, 2011 Whether itâs for heart health, weight control or to improve a mood, exercise is essential, and now with Striiv, fitness can finally fit around busy schedules. Striiv is a sleek fitness device that is always on and always measuring whether walking, running, or even climbing the stairs. Striiv debuts on...

2011-05-16 12:25:00

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 30 percent of California's children and adolescents are overweight or obese, and those numbers are expected to grow exponentially unless dramatic action is taken to address and reverse the trend. In an effort to help improve child health and physical well-being, Anthem Blue Cross and the Boys & Girls Club of Camarillo have joined forces to help kids increase their...

2010-10-04 09:05:00

Interactive gaming devices can cause a broad range of injuries, from abrasions and sprains to shoulder, ankle and foot injuries, according to research presented Monday, Oct. 4, at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco. While relatively new, interactive gaming devices, such as Nintendo Wii, are tremendously popular. They differ from traditional video games in that they require participants to physically mime the movements of a particular...

2010-09-12 09:46:50

Overweight middle-aged men in Teesside, England could soon have a unique tool for improving their health: a boxing video game.Researchers are using the game to motivate a population that is generally reluctant to exercise.The exergaming system uses a home-grown motion capture rig built from LED lights and inertial measurement units.Researchers are seeking out social clubs in Teesside for the trials of the technology and the approach to improving fitness and health.Project leader Dr...

2010-03-05 08:00:00

PEARLAND, Texas, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The ongoing advancements in gaming technology have created a generation of kids more interested in the latest, greatest video games than traditional outdoor games such as freeze tag, hide-n-seek or hop scotch. To address this craze, The InZONE©, an interactive gaming venue, will open its doors Saturday, March 6, to serve Pearland and the greater Houston area. Equipped with the latest interactive games, this next-generation...

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