Friday, May 18, 2018

Exergame to combat Alzheimer's Disease

Exergaming was used to combat Alzheimer's Disease in a study conducted by Union college researcher Cay Anderson-Hanley

Study details:
NIH funded
n=14 seniors from pool of 100
6 months regular exergaming/exercising
Mean age = 78 years
Control group
Group 1 = virtual cycle
Group 2 = play game while cycling

Improvements in both groups executive function including verbal memory and physical function

ExerGaming Points 2 Ponder (ExP2P)

  • Were they using the Espresso Bikes?
  • Did they use recumbent or traditional seated cycles?
  • Was the program and tension standardized for the group, or individually based on fitness levels?
I am looking forward to reading the full article to dig deeper into these results. Cay has been publishing for a long time and it's good to see these articles getting good press too.

Click here to read more of ExerGame Lab's archived posts involving research studies. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

CycleGo Looks to Redefine Indoor Exergame Cycling @CycleGoApp

Either you want to spend several thousand dollars for the wildly popular Peloton bike, or you might want to try out this soon to be released app for mobile device CycleGo

We've seen other apps used on other fitness machines including Blue Goji so we'll just have to see how sensitive the sensors are and how immersive the experience is.

Click here to read more of ExerGame Lab's archived posts involving bikes. 

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