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Title: Development of an electronic outdoor play device to maximise energy expenditure and perceived enjoyment whilst minimising perceived exertion
Author: Hodgkins, Philip P.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2704 4775
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 2008
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A rise in the prevalence of obesity amongst children is of concern. Obese children tend to become obese adults and encounter an increased risk of severe health implications as a result. Despite the recognised health benefits of physical activity, sedentary pastimes are increasing in popularity with children and adolescents. Interactive gaming has recently been successfully employed to stimulate 'whole-body' activity in home entertainment systems. Therefore, incorporating this type of technology into outdoor playground environments may have a positive effect on the activity levels of children. Encouraging children to participate, and continue participating, in physical activity forms the foundation of this work which aims to develop an electronic outdoor play device that maximises energy expenditure and enjoyment of participants whilst their minimising perceived exertion.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Loughborough University ; Progressive Sports Technologies Ltd
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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