Type

Journal Article

Authors

G. M. P. (Greg M. P.) O'Hare
Noel E. O'Connor
Michael J. O'Grady
Mauro Dragone
Kealan McCusker
Abraham G. Campbell
Levent Gorgu

Subjects

Computer Science

Topics
social environment public health augmented reality mobile multimedia multiagent systems adaptive pervasive health exergaming

Freegaming: Mobile, Collaborative, Adaptive and Augmented ExerGaming (2012)

Abstract Addressing the obesity epidemic that plagues many societies remains an outstanding public health issue. One innovative approach to addressing this problem is Exergaming. A combination of Exercise and Gaming, the objective is to motivate people participate in exercise regimes, usually in their home environment. In this article a more holistic interpretation of this exercise paradigm is proposed. Freegaming augments Exergaming in a number of key dimensions but especially through the promotion of games in outdoor mobile contexts and within a social environment. The design and implementation of a platform for Freegaming is described and illustrated through the description of a sample game.
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Full list of authors on original publication

G. M. P. (Greg M. P.) O'Hare, Noel E. O'Connor, Michael J. O'Grady, Mauro Dragone, Kealan McCusker, Abraham G. Campbell, Levent Gorgu

Experts in our system

1
G. M. P. (Greg M. P.) O'Hare
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 197
 
2
Noel E. O'Connor
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 449
 
3
Michael J. O'Grady
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 76