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Do Exergames Motivate Seniors to Exercise? Computer Graphics Impact

  • R. AlyamiEmail author
  • H. Wei
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Abstract

Sedentary lifestyle is a serious problem which affects health. Sufficient physical activities help to maintain ability to manage daily lives. This can be a challenge. Exergames has become a possible stimulator to encourage especially seniors away from sedentary lifestyle. This paper, from a graphic interface point of view, investigates the impact of Microsoft Kinect-based exergames on seniors’ motivation to exercise. The exergames include three different graphics user interfaces. Information from NHS recommended motions for seniors was adopted in the development of the games. These games induced a conduction of experiment and interviews with participants from Southampton Age UK. The experiment results showed that different graphics interfaces do have an impact on seniors’ motivation to exercise.

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Acknowledgements

The research is funded by Saudi Arabia Ministry of Higher Education and the University of Taif. The authors wish to thank Faustina Hwang, Southampton Age UK that arranged exergames experiment sessions and allowed us to interact with the participants.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of ReadingReadingUK

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