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Lifestyle games are not only for people with obesity

Maximova, A. (2021) Lifestyle games are not only for people with obesity.

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Abstract:Obesity is a health-related problem which has already reached epidemic proportions. Worse, obesity has been killing more people than the current COVID-19 pandemic, and for longer at that. And, like COVID-19, it deserves our attention. As any problem this one also requires a solution. Given the statistics, current measures are not effective enough to reduce the number of people with obesity. One of the measures that have been suggested is the usage of a specialized app to help the user to deal with obesity, however, these apps do not have many users and are significantly less popular than apps from other categories, making it less attractive for developers to create such apps as the revenue will not be high. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to investigate the possibility of integrating the functionality of a lifestyle app for people with obesity into a game which is interesting to the gaming industry. The contributions of this paper lie in its summary and analysis of the most attractive features of a lifestyle game, allowing to start creating one, and provides grounds for further research in the field.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:01 general works, 50 technical science in general, 58 process technology
Programme:Business & IT BSc (56066)
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