Project Details


Creating an Adaptive Gamified Online Service for Older Adults

The HCI Games Group collaborated with Vintage Fitness, a Toronto based health and wellness company catering to the fitness training needs of adults of age 50 years and older through an NSERC Engage grant. Vintage Fitness aimed to engage older adults in daily exercise routines by catering to the specialized needs of the demographic and tailoring fitness routines based on health conditions of older adults. The HCI Games Group studied the motivations of older adults to engage in physical activities through empirical research focused on their intrinsic and extrinsic motivations to participate in physical activities.

People

Lead

Dennis Kappen
Ph.D. Student, Game Design and User Interaction for Older Adults

Participants

Henk-Jan de Groot
Lab Intern, Server Magician, and Specialist of Nontraditional Time Zones
Dennis Kappen
Ph.D. Student, Game Design and User Interaction for Older Adults
Samantha Stahlke
Lab Assistant, Charlatan of Doom, Official Comma Wrangler of the HCI Games Group
Lennart Nacke
Director of the HCI Games Group

Publications

Year 2015


Adaptive Engagement of Older Adults’ Fitness through Gamification

Dennis L. Kappen. 2015. Adaptive Engagement of Older Adults’ Fitness through Gamification. In Proceedings of CHI PLAY 2015. London, United Kingdom. ACM. doi:10.1145/2793107.2810276