534 Driving Toward a Healthier Generation Through Technology and Exergames

Friday, April 26, 2013: 10:15 AM-12:15 PM
Convention Center: 217A
AAPAR/Fitness & Wellness Council
Presiders: Benjamin Paquette, State University of New York College at Cortland, Sound Beach, NY; and Jack Murphy, State University of New York College at Cortland, Rocky Point, NY
Panelists: Stephen P. Yang1; Aaron T. Hart2; George Velarde3; Larry Katz4; Parker Johnson5; Ed Kassanders5; Michael J. Pelletter6; Dwayne Sheenan4; Dan Lawler7; Daniel B. Bornstein8; Helena Baert2; Yoonsin Oh9; Marvin Christley10; and Lisa Witherspoon11, (1)State University of New York–Cortland, Cortland, NY, (2)State University of New York College at Cortland, Cortland, NY, (3)Sierra Vista Junior High School, Canyon County, CA, (4)University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada, (5)Motion Fitness, Palatine, IL, (6)Physical Education Lab Technology, Cheektowaga, NY, (7)Lawler & Reed Education Consulting Group, LLC, Ft. Collins, CO, (8)University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, (9)Cameron University, Lawton, OK, (10)New Haven Public Schools, New Haven, CT, (11)Assistant Professor and Co-Director USF Active Gaming Research Laboratories, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
This experiential multidisciplinary workshop will focus on how exergames (video games that require physical exertion to play) can be used as a means to accumulate more physical activity in todayís sedentary society. Our panel will lead live demonstrations and competitions on the use and benefits of exergames in schools, fitness clubs, and at home. Donít miss your chance to meet the leaders in exergaming from education, health care, advocacy, fitness, research, manufacturing, and marketing.