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Mobile game to increase physical activity

The implications of a serious game application for smartphones on physical activity and exercise adherence in type 2 diabetes mellitus.

The well publicised effects of lifestyle diseases, such as Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus are undeniably substantial and detrimental. After undertaking thorough and user-focused research, Professor Steffen Walz and his GEElab team developed a gameful mobile application which facilitates the necessary lifestyle changes

Mission: Schweinehund (engl. Mission: My Inner Temptation) enables ‘exergaming’- a novel approach to increase motivation for regular physical activity among sedentary individuals such as patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. 


“The main focus of this research was to identify and provide incentives for those afflicted to stay active, in the form of powerful, engaging software,” says Prof. Walz.

Unlike existing forms of exergaming, the smartphone-based Mission: Schweinehund is portable thus enabling physical activity to be performed anywhere and at any time.

Mobile Exergaming for Health examines whether this gameful application can lead to sustainable increases in daily physical in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus patients, compared to a control group.

Mission: Scherinehund is available for both iOS and Android (German language). provides German language details about the game.


Annika Sutter

Annika Sutter is a highly motivated, final year, communications student. Her current role involves coordinating the professional...

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Prof. Steffen P Walz

Dr Steffen P Walz is a Professorial Reseach Fellow at Swinburne's CDI, effective as of March 2017. He holds a doctoral degree in...

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