Project Details


Creating an Adaptive Gamified Online Service for Older Adults

The HCI Games Group collaborated with Erin Billowits, founder and owner of Vintage Fitness, a Toronto based health and wellness company catering to the fitness training needs of adults of age 50 years and older. 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. This project was also made possible through the NSERC ENGAGE Grant.

People

Lead

Lennart Nacke
Director of the HCI Games Group

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