Active video gaming for activity promotion

Health and Wellness


Summary

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.


Researcher(s)

Elaine Biddiss, MASc, PhD


Interested in participating

Recruitment is closed at this time.


Funding Agency

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Operating Grant ($154,716). 

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