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SICSA research project - Andrew Macvean

SICSA-funded PhD student Andrew Macvean of Heriot-Watt University is designing and developing an affective location-aware game.…


SICSA-funded PhD student Andrew Macvean of Heriot-Watt University is designing and developing an affective location-aware game. Targeting adolescent females, the system aims to improve attitudes towards exercise. Using a selection of psychological models for motivation (previously not investigated within the context of pervasive gaming), the game will require exercise to complete its goals. Sensor technology will then be used to monitor the motivation levels of players, allowing the game to intelligently alter its state, based on the emotions of the user. In this way, as a user becomes bored or demotivated, the game will adapt to the needs of the user to ensure prolonged interest and therefore more exercise.

 

 

 

"SICSA research project - Andrew Macvean". Science Scotland (Issue Ten)
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