Designing Serious Video Games for Health Behavior Change

Current Status and Future Directions
Children playing interactive physical activity video games at a fitness club.

Serious video games for health are designed to entertain while changing a specific health behavior.

This article identifies behavioral principles that can guide the development of serious video games focused on changing a variety of health behaviors, including those attempting to decrease risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes."

-Excerpt from Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology