1. Video games dance into class – Exergames DDR

    By Daniel Pepper Staff Writer Video games aren’t just for good kids to do when their schoolwork is done anymore. For some Otsego students, video games are the schoolwork, as PE teachers have incorporated the game “Dance Dance Revolution” into their gym class. The Otsego school board received a demonstration at their April regular meeting. Teacher Kyle Uramkin gave a report on “Exergaming…Read More

  2. Exergame Fitness & Avanti Fitness partner to launch the debut of the world’s only motorized climbing wall…The Skywall.

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact Person: Tommy Seilheimer Company Name: Exergame Fitness USA Telephone Number: (866) 245-3036 Fax Number: (630) 282-0482 Email Address: info@exergamefitness.com Web site address: http://www.exergamefitness.com Exergame Fitness & Avanti Fitness partner to launch the debut of the world’s only motorized climbing wall…The Skywall. Carlos Aviles of Avanti Fitness s…Read More

  3. Will Nintendo Help Reduce Childhood Obesity?

    Video games are often cited as contributing to the increase in childhood obesity but that may be changing - at least a little bit. Kids who play a lot of video games have traditionally spent a lot of time sitting and being inactive in front of a glowing screen. With the new trend in "exergaming" players have to be physically active to play the video games (http://www.localnewswatch.com/jordanfalls…Read More

  4. Emerging Developments Outlined As Games for Health Conference Gets Underway; Health-Oriented Innovations – Such as Guitar Hero Modified for Arm Ampute

    BALTIMORE and WASHINGTON, May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four major emerging trends -- exergaming kicks into high gear, video games go to rehab and therapy, major health care providers arrive on the scene, and the rise of video games for first responders and medical professionals - were highlighted today during a telenews event conducted by organizers of the Games for Health national conference …Read More

  5. The Power of Wii: Getting in Shape with Video Games

    What if you could turn video games, criticized for everything from their obsessive hold on users to their purported role in childhood obesity to their misogynist elements, into something, well, healthy? That's the idea behind "exergaming": physically interactive video games, controllers, and systems that aim to get your heart rate up without making you feel like you're doing penance. This whole em…Read More

  6. A daring young man and his dream to be different

    WOLLONGONG, NSW: A young entrepreneur's daring and adventurous spirit drove him to a new town and a new business. Stuart Joyce, 20, recently launched the adrenalin pumping Red Baron Laser Skirmish so thrill seekers can experience the excitement of live gaming either in their own backyard or in a bush land setting. Originally from Goulburn, Stuart saw many of his friends moving to study at the Univ…Read More

  7. Humana Launches New Games for Better Health

    Monday, 19 May 2008 Humana Inc. recently launched a new website with the focus on games for health. The website, www.humanagames.com, is part of an initiative created to encourage customers to have better fitness through game technology. The new website launched in conjunction with the fourth annual national Games for Health Conference held in Baltimore, Maryland.“We’re pleased to be moving fo…Read More

  8. Exergaming Your Way to Fitness

    NPR RADIO - by Allison Aubrey Listen Now [4 min 39 sec] add to playlist Are those mail-order kickboxing tapes gathering dust on top of your VCR? Before you pop them in, consider some of the advantages and disadvantages of sweating in the privacy of your own home. The Pros of Home Workouts It's Cheap Many…Read More

  9. GFH: XRtainment’s Medina Says Gaming Gyms Can’t Be Glorified Arcades

    Baltimore's Games For Health conference saw exergaming crop up as a recurring theme, from game designer and Gamasutra/Game Developer contributor Noah Falstein's previously reported review of its history, to XRtainment Zone co-founder and CEO Ernie Medina, Jr., DrPH, CHFI presenting his experiences launching a company dedicated to bringing exergaming to the masses. Medina - who claimed his parents …Read More

  10. Humana Engages Consumers Through New Games for Health Initiatives

    Humana has announced the launch of its Web site. The Web site will help guide customers through its latest concept, Games for Health. Humana has also partnered with schools in Kentucky and Florida for pilot programs in the area of fitness and games technology for students. Streaming audio from the conference: http://www.hastingsgroupmedia.com/GolinHarris/…Read More