A study by researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, published in the journal Pediatrics in December, found that exergaming more than doubled players' energy expenditure compared with sedentary gaming, and suggested that it "might be considered for obesity prevention and treatment".
—"Let's get physical," The Economist, March 10, 2007
They found the activity-based Web games met the American College of Sports Medicine's minimum requirements of achieving health-related benefits at the lowest levels. ...
The exergaming trend took a dramatic leap forward in August when Dr. Ernie Medina opened XRtainment Zone in Redlands, Calif. The 8,000-square-foot facility combines fitness and video game technology by offering customers dozens of exergaming choices, including DDR and EyeToy.
—Ty Young, "Video games boldly step into high-tech fitness arena," Phoenix Business Journal, January 15, 2007
At its most basic, the product is an exercise bike that hooks up to a personal computer. The bike serves as a giant joystick. You use the handlebars as the controller, and above the right hand grip are the traditional joystick controls with a trigger button. For racing games, the pedals of the bike serve as the accelerator. There are also "force feedback" simulators so the rumble effect you get on a console's controller is emulated by the entire bike.
—Raju Nudhar, "In hot pursuit of the Holodeck," The Toronto Star, April 20, 2004