FEIT Blue Sky funding for Project Elaine (Elderly, AI and New Experiences)

Ongoing: Jaime Garcia, in collaboration with A Prof. Valerie Gay (SEDE), were awarded FEIT Blue Sky funding for Project  Elaine (Elderly, AI and New Experiences).

This project is an initial step towards building the next generation of exergames for the elderly. 

Traditionally, players have to perform some form of physical exercise in order to play and win the game, which has surprisingly been reported as unattractive. 

This funding will allow the researchers to explore the concept of asynchronous exergaming. With this approach, physical exercise and gameplay don’t have to happen at the same time. Instead, seniors can workout at their own pace in their own time, and we asynchronously link this activity to the game. 

This can make a significant difference in increasing the motivation towards physical exercise and active aging.

Stay tuned for updates!