Pat & Shout
Pat&Shout is an exertion interface for active healthcare regarding digestion and stress.
We suggest two novel methods as game input. The first one is patting the stomach with both hands alternately. Medical research has shown that patting the stomach promotes the secretion of digestive fluids and blood circulation. Consequently, it promotes digestion. The second one is shouting like a kendo or taekwondo player. This is effective in reducing stress and improving concentration. If a user plays a Pat&Shout game instead of surfing the web after eating, it can prevent indigestion and promote health.
Moreover, watching the interaction with Pat&Shout is very funny, so it will invoke much laughter in your office or house. Sharing a laugh makes you happier and healthier as well.
Jaewook Jung, Shin Kang, Hanbit Park and Minsoo Hahn (2010) “Healthy Super Mario: Tap Your Stomach and Shout for Active Healthcare”, 9th International Conference on Entertainment Computing. (Link)