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).
www.mission-schweinehund.de provides German language details about the game.