Studying the effect on senior citizens of virtual team cyber-cycling on exercise behavior, neuropsychological function and physiological outcomes

Through this project, a Union College team conducted a randomized clinical trial to identify individual and situational factors influencing exercise behaviors and health outcomes in community-dwelling adults over the age of 50. The study combined a stationary bicycle with cardiovascular exergame software, which provided individualized feedback to the rider as well as a three-dimensional virtual exercise environment that could be shared with other players competitively or collaboratively.

This project was funded as part of Health Games Research, a national program of the Pioneer Portfolio dedicated to funding and supporting research to advance the effectiveness of interactive games for health.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $200,000.00

Awarded on: 5/1/2008

Time frame: 5/1/2008 - 12/31/2010

Grant Number: 64449


Union College

807 Union Street
Schenectady, 12308-2415


Cay Anderson-Hanley
Project Director