Using Behavioral Choice Theory as a framework for understanding how adolescents choose among exertainment games

For this project, a team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego, sought toÿidentify how commercially available exergames create behavior changes and how they impact adolescents' physical activity levels. The researchers conducted a study using the Xavix system (games with sport equipment controllers for tennis, boxing, bowling, cardio-fitness and other sports), and developed a coding system to categorize exergames and determine what types of behaviors they change in adolescent players.

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 $198,288.00

Awarded on: 5/1/2008

Time frame: 5/1/2008 - 9/30/2010

Grant Number: 64439


University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine

MC 0602
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, 92093-0602


Gregory J. Norman
Project Director