Note: In 2013, Health Games Research completed its work. This web site is now an archive and will not be updated. Please visit the web site of the Center for Digital Games Research www.cdgr.ucsb.edu at UC Santa Barbara to find current information about health games and the broader field of digital games, and to use the Health Games Research online searchable database.

Grantee News

Grantee Project Publication Title Date
Cornell University
Mindless Eating Challenge: Persuasive Mechanisms in Mobile Health Games The Post-Standard Can a Virtual Pet Teach Kids? 11/18/2008
Cornell University
Mindless Eating Challenge: Persuasive Mechanisms in Mobile Health Games The Post-Standard Virtual Pets Encourage Canastota Students to Eat Healthy 06/08/2009
Georgetown University
Wii Active Exergame Intervention for Low-Income African American Obese and Overweight Adolescents The Washington Post Wii in PE? If it Gets You Moving 01/26/2011
Indiana University
BloomingLife: The Skeleton Chase FortWayne.com Games Improve Life: IU Students Will Play 'The Skeleton Chase,' an Alternate-Reality Game 07/28/2008
Long Island University
Dance Video Game Training and Falling in Parkinson’s Disease Press Release ADAM Center of Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus Studies How Video Games Can Improve Health
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01/07/2010
Michigan State University
Short-Term and Long-Term Effectiveness of Exergames for Young Adults MSU News MSU Faculty Members Receive Grant to Study Digital Health Games
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11/16/2009
Michigan State University
Buddy Up! Harnessing Group Dynamics to Boost Motivation to Exercise MSU News MSU Researchers Study Motivational Impact of Virtual Workout Partners
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11/16/2009
Teachers College, Columbia University
Lit: A Game Intervention for Nicotine Smokers Los Angeles Times Quitting Smoking Isn't Child's Play. Or Is It? 11/05/2009
Union College
Seniors Cyber-Cycling with a Virtual Team: Effects on Exercise Behavior, Neuropsychological Function and Physiological Outcomes Times Union Does Some Pretend Have Real Benefits? 11/24/2008
University of California, San Diego
Behavioral Choice Theory Approach to Testing Exertainment for Adolescent Physical Activity San Diego Business Journal UCSD to Study Impact of Video Games on Teenage Health
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06/16/2008
University of California, San Francisco
A Video Game to Enhance Cognitive Health in Older Adults New York Times My Brain on Video Games 12/29/2010
University of Central Florida
Practicing Relapse Prevention in Artificial-Reality Environments [PREPARE]: A Game-Based Therapy Maintenance Tool East Orlando Sun One Drink Can't Hurt
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11/05/2008
University of Central Florida
Practicing Relapse Prevention in Artificial-Reality Environments [PREPARE]: A Game-Based Therapy Maintenance Tool AHCA Newsletter Health eNotes from the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration 04/05/2010
University of Florida
Action Video Games to Improve Everyday Cognitive Function in Older Adults The Gainesville Sun UF Asks If Seniors Are Game for Study
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03/24/2009
University of Florida
Action Video Games to Improve Everyday Cognitive Function in Older Adults University of Florida Health Science Center News UF Researchers to Test Whether Video Games Improve Seniors' Mental Functioning
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05/30/2008
University of North Carolina
Presence: Predicting Sensory and Control Effects of Console Video Games in Young Adults CRN Boffins Design Fat-Busting Video Games 06/02/2009
University of North Carolina
Presence: Predicting Sensory and Control Effects of Console Video Games in Young Adults The Cheers Magazine News Agency Scientists Exploring Possibility of Realising Health-Boosting Video Games 06/20/2007
University of South Carolina
Commercially-Available Interactive Video Games for Individuals with Chronic Mobility and Balance Deficits Post-Stroke Bluffton Today Exercise That Feels Like Play
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07/26/2008
University of South Carolina
Commercially-Available Interactive Video Games for Individuals with Chronic Mobility and Balance Deficits Post-Stroke Bloomberg.com Nintendo's Punching Seniors Get Workout, Sell Out Wii (Update 2) 01/15/2009
University of Southern California
Robot Motivator: Towards Adaptive Health Games for Productive Long-Term Interaction USC Viterbi School of Engineering Maja Matarić Receives Presidential Mentoring Award from President Obama 01/28/2011