exergaming

Exergaming is a form of physical activity which combines exercise and video games. We report on applications in physiotherapy and stroke rehabilitation, the prevention of Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Gamification in diabetes care

Gamification in diabetes care

The number of gamified mobile applications is rising rapidly—especially in healthcare. This article illustrates how gamification is employed in diabetes care.

Nintendo Wii improves balance of stroke patients

Nintendo Wii improves balance of stroke patients

Researchers have shown that a physiotherapy program that uses the Nintendo Wii console improves functionality, balance and life activities daily routine of stroke patients.

Gamification: fighting dementia with play

Gamification: fighting dementia with play

Cognitive motor training helps in the fight against Alzheimer’s and dementia, as demonstrated for the first time in a study by an international team of researchers .

Exercise caution after working out in VR

Exercise caution after working out in VR

Researchers have investigated the aftereffects of playing one of the most popular VR exergames on aspects of vision, cognition, and self-reported VR sickness.

Virtual reality takes the 'work' out of workouts

Virtual reality takes the 'work' out of workouts

If you want to exercise harder, enjoy it more and feel it less, pull on a VR headset and plug in some upbeat tunes.

Human ‘check engine’ lights not far away

Human ‘check engine’ lights not far away

A scientist thinks the future of health care looks like the blinking check engine light on the dashboard of your car.

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