Faculty Advisor

Agu, Emmanuel O.

Faculty Advisor

Lindeman, Robert W.

Abstract

Lack of exercise is a serious and growing problem on college campuses. In order to address this issue, we created FitU, a step-counting game for mobile devices to motivate the students and faculty of Worcester Polytechnic Institute to get more exercise by walking. FitU was specifically designed for students who have little interest in physical activity and might prefer to spend their time playing video games. As they walk, players automatically earn tokens which they can then spend on virtual elements such as items and mini-games. This system rewards players for walking and uses the aforementioned gameplay elements to keep them interested. We built the FitU app using the Unity game engine and store player data in a Parse database.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2016

Major

Computer Science

Major

Interactive Media and Game Development

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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