Does Movement Recognition Precision Affect the Player Experience in Exertion Games?

  • Jasmir Nijhar
  • Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze
  • Gemma Boguslawski
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 78)


A new generation of exertion game controllers are emerging with a high level of movement recognition precision which can bedescribed as the ability to accurately discriminate between complex movements with regards to gesture recognition and in turn provide better on-screen feedback. These controllers offer the possibility to create a more realistic set of controls but they may require more complex coordination skills. This study examines the effect of increased movement recognition precision on the exertion gaming experience. The results showed that increasing the level of movement recognition precision lead to higher levels of immersion. We argue that the reasons why players are more immersed vary on the basis of their individual motivations for playing (i.e. to ‘relax’ or to ‘achieve’).


computer games control devices movement recognition precision exertion games immersion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jasmir Nijhar
    • 1
  • Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze
    • 1
  • Gemma Boguslawski
    • 2
  1. 1.UCLIC, University College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.PlayableGamesLondonUK

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