Growing the Exergaming Network one player at a time
The Exergame Network (TEN) is a not for profit advocacy group promoting exergaming that wishes to give students new opportunities to research this exciting new field. On Monday, Nov. 18th, Richard Coshott, the CEO of Gamercize will be taking a literal lep of faith to help support exergaming.
Exergaming has been made popular in recent years through the use of the Microsoft Wii and Xbox Kinnect system, but Coshott would like to see more support from these gaming systems in support of exergaming.
Coshott will be going through two days training and will be skydiving to raise money to help support the exergaming movement. TEN will use the funds collected through this fundraiser to support new generation researchers with their study costs into active gaming and exergaming.
The skydive is a solo jump, and all the monies raised will go directly to supporting TEN’s aspirations towards quality research in exergaming.
The Exergame Network (TEN) has been long aware that the limitations of exergaming are public knowledge, dissemination, application and study design rather than failings in the equipment and the excellent individuals who deliver the experience to the users. To that end TEN has collaborated to give the top questions, and therefore evidence, required to understand exergaming.
Coshott is hoping that more research will help bring exergaming to the forefront.
“There isn’t enough quality research that answers the questions that we want answered,” Coshott said.
There are several studies that need to be funded that will help showcase the positive results of exergaming. Some of these studies include: postitive behavior effects, gateway effect and comparative enjoyment, health benefits, family health benefits, cognitive and improved social confidence through exergaming.
For these studies, TEN is providing cash for research assistants/buy out from the classes, exergaming equipment donation, dissemination opportunities, publication opportunities and academic support and exergaming expertise.
For more information about exergaming, visit: http://exergaming.pbworks.com, https://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=1895278&trk=anet_ug_hm, http://www.facebook.com/groups/exergaming/ or follow the movement on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ExergameNetwork.
To donate to the cause, visit: https://www.fundraise.com/the-exergame-network/active-gamer