Older Adults’ Physical Activity and Exergames: A Systematic Review

  title={Older Adults’ Physical Activity and Exergames: A Systematic Review},
  author={Dennis L. Kappen and Pejman Mirza-Babaei and Lennart E. Nacke},
  journal={International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction},
  pages={140 - 167}
ABSTRACT Exertion games, also referred to as exergames, have become popular because they combine physical activity (PA) with game mechanics, such as actions, challenges, and achievements. Exergames have been also used to encourage PA among older adults, as technological interventions to help achieve the latters’ health and wellness goals and as aids to rehabilitation. To the best of our knowledge, no systematic review of empirical studies on exergaming and older adults’ PA has been reported in… 
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