|Health Games Study – Engaging Children in Exergames|
The Health Games Study is a 2-year study to explore how "exergames" could be designed to improve player health behaviors and outcomes. The Health Games Study was awarded funding in the first round of funding from Health Games Research, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation national program established to support innovative research in the development and use of games to achieve desirable health outcomes.
The Health Games Study is a three-phase study that consists of
The Xavix game system is used in all three phases as it offers a number of interactive physical activity promoting exertainment games such as tennis, boxing, and cardio-fitness. The Xavix system consists of a consol port that connects to a television along with game cartridges and sport equipment controllers.