Active video gaming for activity promotion
Health and Wellness
Physical inactivity of children is an important health concern with links to diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.
For children with disabilities, the risks for and prevalence of physical inactivity are even higher due to social and environmental barriers. Nevertheless, physical activity is extremely important for these children to maintain/improve function and quality of life.
We are evaluating and developing new technologies that encourage enjoyable physical activity by overcoming established barriers to physical activity such as accessibility and social isolation. This line of research merges technology design (hardware and software), biomechanics, cardiopulmonary assessment with the psychology of behavior change and interaction design.
Interested in participating
Recruitment is closed at this time.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Operating Grant ($154,716).