Pokemon Go: digital health interventions to reduce cardiovascular risk

Author: Krittanawong, C.; Aydar, M.; Kitai, T.

Description: Physical activity is associated with a lower risk of coronary heart disease/cardiovascular disease mortality, and current guidelines recommend physical activity for primary prevention in healthy individuals and secondary prevention in patients with coronary heart disease/cardiovascular disease. Over the last decade, playing classic video games has become one of the most popular leisure activities in the world, but is associated with a sedentary lifestyle. In the new era of rapidly evolving augmented reality technology, Pokemon Go, a well-known augmented reality game, may promote physical activity and prevent cardiovascular disease risks – that is, diabetes, obesity, and hypertension. Pokemon Go makes players willing to be physically active for regular and long periods of time. We report on an assessment of regular walking and playing Pokemon Go by performing data mining in Twitter.

Subject Headings: Cardiovascular Diseases/epidemiology/physiopathology/prevention & control; Exercise/physiology; Humans; Leisure Activities; Mobile Applications; Morbidity/trends; Primary Prevention/methods; Retrospective Studies; Risk Factors; Sedentary Lifestyle; Survival Rate/trends; United States/epidemiology; Video Games; Pokemon Go; data mining; exercise; physical activity; social media

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Publication year: 2017

Journal or book title: Cardiology in the Young

Volume: 27

Issue: 8

Pages: 1625-1626

Find the full text : https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/cardiology-in-the-young/article/pokemon-go-digital-health-interventions-to-reduce-cardiovascular-risk/199DC4259FC5456EEC7BB5CEC3324F9B

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Type: Journal Article

Serial number: 2206