Computer Games to Assist with Weight Loss: Opportunities for the Future

Apr 28, 2017

Banff, Alberta

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New technology offers an opportunity to empower the patient struggling with excessive weight. There is a potential role for Virtual Reality especially VR delivered with state of the art head-mounted displays. However, strengths and weakness for solutions vary because of complexity, computer hardware requirements, and the availability or lack of support for hand controllers, which are essential to manipulate objects in the VR environment.

Tanner B, Metcalf M, Rossie, K. Computer Games to Assist with Weight Loss: Opportunities for the Future. Poster presented at the 2017 5th Canadian Obesity Summit! Banff, Alberta, 04/28/2017.

More info on the authors: Brad TannerMary MetcalfKaren Rossie