ISBN: 978-981-11-0008-6 DOI: 10.18178/wcse.2016.06.064
FireWalk: A Location-Based Walking Game for Health Promoting
Abstract— To maintain a quality life, exercise is considered the most effective way. To avoid stressful exercise, integrate the advantages of exercise and game is possible approach. This research design and develop a location-based game, named FireWalk, to motivate users to exercise. Location-based mobile games are played based on physical location of game players. FireWalk kept exercise record for the user, and evaluate the game experience and exercise experience for each play segment. It is expected to enhance the exercise motivation of players, and thus to promote their health. With the automated play functions of FireWalk, the interrupting effect of exercise and safety concerns of location-based game are considered. Good game experience and exercise experience can be existed at the same time.
Index Terms— location-based mobile game, health promotion, game exercise, exercise experience
Yin-Li Lo, Hao-Han Chen, Hsing Mei
The Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Fu Jen Catholic University, TAIWAN
Cite: Yin-Li Lo, Hao-Han Chen, Hsing Mei, "FireWalk: A Location-Based Walking Game for Health Promoting," Proceedings of 2016 6th International Workshop on Computer Science and Engineering, pp. 395-401, Tokyo, 17-19 June, 2016.