Health, Fitness and Games: Serious Fun.

The G4H 2010 Boston conference is over and has already been hailed a tremendous success. This is the 6th G4H conference,  with this year’s event being split across two main venue areas. The outside area encompassed the specialised “Exergaming Zone” created by our US partner Exegame Fitness USA. The Exergame Zone was incredibly popular plus being integral to demonstrating the physical ‘real world’ incarnations of Exergaming. A contest, ‘One Million Steps’ was instituted to raise money for charity and to energize participants at the conference. The...

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Exergaming: Playtime for Adults.

PLAY. This is certainly not a word that requires further explanation, at least it shouldn’t be! I personally think PLAY has become something of a 4 letter word, at least for adults. Us ‘grown ups’ would not normally associate play with an adult activity, children play and adults, well what do adults do? We hardly promote “I’m off to the gym to play” or “I’m off to play in my mixed martial arts class” nope we ‘workout’. Even our play is a derivative of work.  Do we actually just play anymore, indeed, was there ever a time when adults we were allowed to play,...

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Fighting Fire with Fire – Part 1

Australia has a long history of dealing with summer forest fires. We’re all very familiar with the devastating affect fires have on our countryside, our flora and fauna, our homes, our lively-hoods and the terrible loss of lives that occurs on far too many occasions. But we’re a hardy and resourceful country which is continually looking toward new methods and technologies to tackle this seasonal threat. Controlled burning is a method of reducing the impact of fires and their devastation. Reducing the fuel which fires need to spread just makes sense, essentially, fighting fire with fire....

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Exergaming Australia at Games for Health Forum

Exergaming Australia (EGA) is attending the inaugural Games for Health Forum as part of the Game Developers’ Association of Australia (GDAA) sponsored Games Connect Asia Pacific Conference in Melbourne, Australia. The G4H Forum is on Sunday the 6th at the Crown Promenade Hotel. The Forum has a wide range of panels and workshops arranged from utilizing virtual 3D environments in Secondlife to Accessibility (Dr. Belinda Lange), Video games for fall risk reduction in Seniors (Dr. Stuart Smith who is also the Chair of the Forum) and of course implementations of the Wii for neurological and...

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