Student working on a research project.

Exergaming Intervention For Sedentary Community Members

Although many exercise programs are coached in group settings, it has been reported that exercising on one's own is more appealing. The challenge has been to develop programs which keep people exercising on a regular basis, yet still grant them the flexibility to choose how and when to exercise. The development of home-based exercise programs has demonstrated promise in keeping people exercising with minimal amount of direct contact. Since the Nintendo Wii has been used in rehabilitative settings, the purpose of this pilot study is to determine the feasibility, compliance level, and safety of using the Nintendo Wii as an instrument of exercise to compare stress, functional fitness, and overall health in relation to stress hormone production, exercise tests, and self-reported questionnaires in those who participate in regular "exergaming."

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Exercise Physiology
Student Skill-Set Needed: Ability to work independently, it would help if you are familiar with the Nintendo Wii
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer, Work Study
Available: Fall


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Peter Horvath
Title: Associate Professor
Department: Exercise And Nutrition Sciences
Office: 12 Sherman Hall
Phone: 716-829-5665