Portuguese Tradition Inspired Exergames for Older People - Strategic Tools to Promote Functional Fitness

A. Gonçalves, J. Muñoz, E. Gouveia, M. S. Cameirão, S. Bermudez i Badia

Abstract

Populations are becoming older in developed countries with the low birth rates and increased life expectancy of people. At the same time, sedentary lifestyles are having consequences on people’s life, being the 4th mortality factor worldwide. Exergames, exercise video games, have been under research as an application of technology that can help older adults to keep independently physically active. In this paper, we summarize a set of four exergames for older people that are to be deployed in an elderly gymnasium. These games where developed after an extensive user-centred design process aimed at encapsulating our target players preferences and motivations.

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Gonçalves A., Muñoz J., Gouveia E., Cameirão M. and Bermudez i Badia S. (2017). Portuguese Tradition Inspired Exergames for Older People - Strategic Tools to Promote Functional Fitness.In IcSPORTS 2017 - Extended Abstracts - Volume 1: AHA, ISBN , pages 6-7


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@conference{aha17,
author={A. Gonçalves and J. Muñoz and E. Gouveia and M. S. Cameirão and S. Bermudez i Badia},
title={Portuguese Tradition Inspired Exergames for Older People - Strategic Tools to Promote Functional Fitness},
booktitle={IcSPORTS 2017 - Extended Abstracts - Volume 1: AHA,},
year={2017},
pages={6-7},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={},
isbn={},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - IcSPORTS 2017 - Extended Abstracts - Volume 1: AHA,
TI - Portuguese Tradition Inspired Exergames for Older People - Strategic Tools to Promote Functional Fitness
SN -
AU - Gonçalves A.
AU - Muñoz J.
AU - Gouveia E.
AU - Cameirão M.
AU - Bermudez i Badia S.
PY - 2017
SP - 6
EP - 7
DO -