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Exergames for Older Adults: Towards Sustainable and Transferrable Health Benefits

  • Young Anna ArgyrisEmail author
  • Taiwoo Park
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9191)

Abstract

This study presents an exergame called Pressure-Ball game that is designed to increase health among institutionalized older adults. As many older adults develop sedentary lifestyle in which their physical activities are reduced, it is important to engage them in a mild exercise activity. The mild exercise activity can increase their confidence in fitness levels and reduce fear of injuries; thereby building active lifestyle that can be sustainable and transferrable to other domains of life. To assess health benefits brought about by Pressure-Ball game, we propose a longitudinal study that employs a series of experiments in retirement homes in Midwest. The completed research has potential to provide health benefits to aging population.

Keywords

Exergame Flow Continued use of IS Older adults Healthcare IT 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Media and Information, School of Communication Arts and SciencesMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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