Exertion Games Lab
The Exertion Games Lab is a new research initiative within the games discipline at RMIT University. The Exertion Games Lab invents the future of gaming in order to understand how to design better interactive experiences, in particular games that require intense physical effort from players. We call it the intersection between gaming and sports.
The research is focused on the merging of “play” and the active human body, drawing from research streams such as interaction design, human-computer interaction and games research.
The culture in the Exertion Games Lab is one of interdisciplinary work fostered by creative scientists, designers, artists and engineers from all over the world. At the Exertion Games Lab, we do not just philosophize and write about the future, we actively invent it. We emphasize the development of working prototypes and gaming demonstrators of new technologies in order to fully understand how players play in the future.
The Exertion Games Lab is headed by Dr. Florian ‘Floyd’ Mueller, a graduate of the MIT Media Lab and Fulbright fellow from Stanford University.