In the International SportsMed Journal, an article was published regarding the findings of a study comparing the Wii Fit Plus with traditional forms of exercising and the perceived exertion values of study participants. This study showed that while heart rate was kept constant among the different methods of exercising, the perceived exertion values reported by the participants was lower for the Wii Fit when compared exercising via a treadmill or bike. I think this is important for my research, as this study shows that exercising via exergames allows for the potential to exercise while taking out some of the monotony that comes from traditional exercise methods.
Devereaux, Julie. “Comparison of Rates of Perceived Exertion between Active Video Games and Traditional Exercise.” International SportMed Journal (2012): 133-40. Comparison between Nintendo Wii Fit Aerobics and Traditional Aerobic Exercise in Sedentary Young Adults. Web. 24 June 2013.