RESEARCH HUB

The research group at Sphery aims to design, evaluate and proof exergame training concepts and scenarios ensuring an attractive, effective and user-centered ExerCube experience for EveryBody.

We collaborate with partners from multiple disciplines (Human Computer Interaction, Game Design & Research, Industrial Design as well as Human Movement, Sports and Cognitive Science) in national and international R&D projects following a holistic perspective of exergaming. In our research projects, we experiment with innovative game balancing approaches, game mechanics, soft- & hardware designs and training concepts that allow players to experience both, an attractive and motivating as well as an effective and holistic body and brain training.

 Furthermore, we explore different variations of the ExerCube for different application areas and target populations such as gyms, rehabilitation and (physical) eSports. To get this deep, extensive and individual insights, we use the approach of mixed methods (quantitative and qualitative data). The gained knowledge from our research projects is regularly integrated into our ExerCube training concepts and scenarios.  

TEAM

Anna Martin-Niedecken

physical eSports at its best

Alexandra Schättin

STUDIES

  • All
  • Attractiveness
  • Effectiveness
  • Social Play
  • Sound Design
  • eSports

Joint International Conference on Serious Games (2018)

The ExerCube: Participatory Design of an Immersive Fitness Game Environment

This work described the research-based co-design process of the early stage ExerCube prototype and presents a first exploratory testing of the general idea and mechanics of the system. 

Collaborations:
Zurich University of the Arts, University of Basel

Joint International Conference on Serious Games (2018)

The ExerCube: Participatory Design of an Immersive Fitness Game Environment

This work described the research-based co-design process of the early stage ExerCube prototype and presents a first exploratory testing of the general idea and mechanics of the system. 

Collaborations:
Zurich University of the Arts, University of Basel