Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Exergaming in New Orleans!

5-28-07: Right after Memorial Day, I flew to New Orleans for the Amer. College of Sports Medicine's annual conference. Our research collaborator, Dr. Bryan Haddock, had 3 of his students (L-R: Julie, Sarah, Andrea, and Dr. Haddock) from Cal State San Bernardino. The 3 girls presented a poster there on research they did at the Zone. Very nicely done!

Conference attendees stopped by to ask questions about exergaming on their poster. Most had never heard of this form of physical activity intervention!

Besides getting a lot of great info and making neat contacts with quite a few interested folks, I was able to meet a real Olympian--Bruce Jenner, the '76 gold medalist in the Decathalon! He gave a great motivational speech and it was neat to talk to him in person. (He has 10 kids!)
Made lots of great contacts with those who are interested in exergaming so I look forward to increased collaboration and research in exergaming!

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