Alien Health is an exer-game designed to teach youth about nutrition in common foods. The game is available on multiple formats and in four different languages. Choose from a PC, iPhone or multiple “experimental versions” with available open source code.
- Allows rapid decision-making practice on common food choices
- Teaches 5 key nutrients in common foods
- Encourages players to discourse about what makes a food healthier
- Exposes players to socio-collaborative learning
- Encourages discussion about balanced meals
- Multiple platforms for different emobodied experiences
Johnson-Glenberg, M. C., Savio-Ramos, C., & Henry, H. (2014). “Alien Health”: A Nutrition Instruction Exergame Using the Kinect Sensor. Games For Health Journal, 3(4), 241–251. doi: 10.1089/g4h.2013.0094
Johnson-Glenberg. M. C., & Hekler, E. (2013). Alien health game: An embodied, exergame to instruct in nutrition and MyPlate. Games for Health Journal: Research, Development, and Clinical Applications, 2, 6, 354-361. doi: 10.1089/g4h.2013.0057
Play with Kinect v2 or on PC
This game is playable with Kinect v2. The game can also be played on your PC, but at the “ship flying level” you must hit the enter key to advance.
iPhone version coming soon – To request beta access, contact us.
- 1GHz or better processor
- 1GB or more RAM
- DirectX9 compatible or better Graphics Card
- OSX 10.6 or Later
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