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Pedal Tanks

A Multiplayer Exergame Based on Teamwork and Competition
  • Kristoffer Hagen
  • Stian Weie
  • Konstantinos Chorianopoulos
  • Alf Inge Wang
  • Letizia Jaccheri
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9353)

Abstract

This installation presents a multiplayer stationary bicycle exergame for four players. The game is played in teams of two, where the players compete to outmaneuver the opposition. Pedal Tanks is being developed to increase the physical activity levels of people struggling to find motivation to exercise. Inspiration for the gameplay has been found in the computer game industry, using elements from contemporary popular computer games and combining them in a cohesive way yields an exergame that is both familiar and engaging. Both the software and hardware used has been custom-made to create an immersive experience where the user forgets that he/she is exercising while playing.

Keywords

Exergame exertion game active video game computer game sedentary lifestyle competitive multiplayer physical activity 

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kristoffer Hagen
    • 1
  • Stian Weie
    • 1
  • Konstantinos Chorianopoulos
    • 1
  • Alf Inge Wang
    • 1
  • Letizia Jaccheri
    • 1
  1. 1.Norwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway

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