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Augmented exergaming: increasing exercise duration in novices


Geelan, B and Zulkifly, A and Smith, A and Cauchi-Saunders, A and de Salas, K and Lewis, I, Augmented exergaming: increasing exercise duration in novices, Proceedings of the 28th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (OzCHI 2016), 29 November - 02 December 2016, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 542-551. ISBN 978-1-4503-4618-4 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1145/3010915.3010940


Engaging people in exercise is vital for the health of the population. Health issues such as obesity are significant ongoing concerns for governments and society across the world, which can be improved through increasing the exercise activities of the population. The problem of lack of motivation for and engagement in exercise is well known, and so identifying techniques to improve engagement in exercise activities is worthy of investigation. This project reports on an initiative designed to increase both the duration of exercise activity and the intensity of exercise activity, through a gamified exercise solution. Preliminary results indicate that augmenting traditional exercise equipment with gamified elements can increase the time spent exercising, when compared to nongamified exercise equipment.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:gamification, exercise, health outcomes, games.
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Information systems
Research Field:Information security management
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Other information and communication services
Objective Field:Other information and communication services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Geelan, B (Mr Benjamin Geelan)
UTAS Author:Zulkifly, A (Mr Adam Zulkifly)
UTAS Author:Smith, A (Mr Anthony Smith)
UTAS Author:Cauchi-Saunders, A (Mr Aran Cauchi-Saunders)
UTAS Author:de Salas, K (Associate Professor Kristy de Salas)
UTAS Author:Lewis, I (Dr Ian Lewis)
ID Code:113699
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2017-01-16
Last Modified:2018-02-01

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