TITLE

Improving the Lives of Youth with Visual Impairments through Exergames

AUTHOR(S)
Morelli, Tony; Folmer, Eelke; Foley, John T.; Lieberman, Lauren
PUB. DATE
November 2011
SOURCE
Insight: Research & Practice in Visual Impairment & Blindness;Fall2011, Vol. 4 Issue 4, p160
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
People with visual impairments face several barriers when participating in physical activities. These barriers can result in a greater risk of developing serious health problems such as obesity. Exergames are video games that require large motions from the player in order to succeed in the game. This paper presents VI Fit, an open source exergaming platform dedicated to developing exergames for individuals with visual impairments. Three different exergames were created to encourage physical activity without requiring a video display. The energy expenditure was measured and shows promise that exergames created for people with visual impairments could contribute to a healthy lifestyle.
ACCESSION #
67551364

 

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