The trend of using technology-based interactive games (e.g. video games) to increase physical activity and fitness levels is well documented in both popular and scientific literature. Indeed, active gaming is becoming more visible by its use in K-12 schools, recreation centers, rehabilitation clinics, public and private fitness facilities and retirement homes. Many folks have or are considering using gaming technology as part of their physical activity or fitness programs. At Coastal Carolina University, we have recently developed a new active gaming facility designed to meet educational, recreational and research objectives for individuals of all ages.
The Exergame lab at Coastal Carolina University is a fully functional active gaming motor lab within the department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport Studies. Located in Williams Brice 156, this 800 square foot lab houses a wide variety of exergaming and interactive fitness equipment including: Dance Dance Revolution, T-Wall, Xavix, Cateye recumbent bicycles, Nintendo Wii, 3-Kick, Treadwall and Microsoft Kinect. The exergame lab conducts a wide variety of exergaming/physiological research and also acts as a valuable academic resource within EXSS, RSM, HPRO and EDPE classes. The exergame lab is also available for community use and is used on a regular basis by Horry County Disability Services.
For further information regarding research or any other questions regarding the exergaming lab, please contact Tim Meyler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 843.349.4183.
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528
(843) 349-2875 (Fax)
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