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Ingenious Talks – Games That Make You Move

May 3, 2017 at 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location:Sunnyside Library
1049 Bank Street, Ottawa

Games That Make You Move

With speaker Ali Arya – Professor, Information Technology, Carleton University

About the Talk:

Gamification and exergaming in particular have been broadly employed in health and fitness as an attempt to promote exercise and lifestyles that are more active. Motivated by the popularity and availability of wearable activity trackers, this talk will discuss the design of activity tracker-based games, looking at gameplay options, user behaviors, usage patterns, engagement, and parameters that affect them.

Using this foundation, the notion of player modeling can be analyzed to better understand user data, allowing developers to create adaptive and customized experiences and potentially more effective ways to engage users. Ultimately, this will enable the industry to move forward from simple exercise games to artificial intelligence (AI) based personal trainers that can recommend activities for a healthier lifestyle.

About the Series:

Ingenious Talks is a special speaker series from the Faculty of Engineering and Design that engages the community in discussions of timely and innovative ideas in engineering, design and technology.

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