Club One Island

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Release Date:
Mar 9, 2012
Source:
FVWC

Club One Island a Finalist in the Federal Virtual World Challenge

Orlando, Fla. – After receiving an impressive array of entries to the 2012 Federal Virtual Worlds Challenge, the Army Research Laboratory’s, Simulation and Training Technology Center is pleased to announce the finalists! Read More...

 


Release Date:
Sept/Oct 2011
Source:
Psychology Today

Dancing with the Avatars

Excercise video games are no longer an oxyrnoron: witness the Nintendo Wii, which has sold more than 860 million units since it debuted in 2006, and Kinect for Xbox 360, which tallied 10 million sales in four months the fastest-selling consumer-tech product of alltime. Read More...

 


Release Date:
Jun 16, 2011
Source:
SmartPlanet

Why virtual weight loss programs could lead to better health habits

We asked the question: Can you deliver a weight loss program through [a 3D virtual] environment that is at least as effective as a real world, face-to-face environment? Read More...

 


Release Date:
Jun 13, 2011
Source:
Club Industry

Virtual Gym Leads to Weight Loss

Health clubs might have a new and unconventional rival to fear: virtual gyms. Indiana University researchers recently conducted a study and found that participants who watched virtual versions of themselves working out lost just as much weight during a 12-week period as those who worked out in an actual gym. Read More...

 


Release Date:
Jun 6, 2011
Source:
Forbes

Can Second Life Help You Lose Weight And Keep It Off?

Over twelve weeks, researchers at the University of Indiana divided weight loss participants into two groups: a group that went to a traditional fitness center and a group that received their workout training and advice at a virtual gym through Second Life. While both participants lost about the same amount of weight, the group that received their training through Second Life actually made more changes to their habits. Read More...

 


Release Date:
Jun 4, 2011
Source:
BBC

Virtual gym 'helps weight loss'

Regular visits to a health club in the online virtual world Second Life appear to help shed the pounds in real life, say exercise scientists. Read More...

 


Release Date:
Jun 3, 2011
Source:
e!ScienceNews

ACSM: Weight loss success in a 3-D virtual world

Regular visits to a health club in the online virtual world Second Life appear to help shed the pounds in real life, say exercise scientists. Read More...

 


Release Date:
Dec 9, 2010
Source:
Metanomics

Losing Weight, Changing Behaviors, Virtually

Join us Thursday, December 9 at 12pm PT as we welcome Club One Island’s Creative Director, Celeste DeVaneaux to the Metanomics Community Forum. Club One Island is a visually appealing interactive weight loss and behavior change program based in Second Life, and they’ve proven that you can lose real weight by learning new behaviors in a 3D online world. Read More...

 


Release Date:
Nov 14, 2010
Source:
Human Mosaic Systems

The Psychology of Virtual Worlds

Welcome to the brave new world of understanding the power of virtual worlds: not only is it a great place for learning, for collaboration, for R&D, for prototyping, and data analysis, … but, it is also able to impact us psychologically, behaviorally, and physically. Read More...

 


Release Date:
Nov 2010
Source:
Connected World Magazine
Cindy H. Dubin

Fit to be Tried

When teachers start recording your child’s BMI (body mass index) on his or her report card, it might be time to take a closer look at our fitness habits.

As crazy as that scenario sounds, certain states are indeed sending home little Johnny and Jane with report cards that not only have their grades in mathematics and science, but a rating that determines whether or not they are at an ideal weight for their age. This is part of federal regulations issued in July that stipulate electronic health records must record not only traditional measures of height and weight, but also a person’s BMI. Read More...

 


Release Date:
Oct 17, 2010
Source:
Treet.TV

Treet.TV – Tonight Live with Paisley Beebe

Celeste DeVaneaux discusses health-related weight loss on Club One Island with Paisley Beebe.

Watch the video here:
http://treet.tv/shows/tonightlive/episodes/tlpb-17oct10
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55lMX1ysEng

 


Release Date:
Oct 2010
Source:
Hypergrid

Trends in the Virtual Worlds Industry

How do you keep up with industry trends? You hear from the people setting the trends. On September 24th, FountainBlue held its annual virtual worlds conference on Cisco’s campus in Milpitas, CA. The event featured a session titled “Trends in the Virtual Worlds Industry: An Update on What’s New and What’s Coming.” Read More...

 


Release Date:
Sept 30, 2010
Source:
Hypergrid Business

How Club One Lowers Your Weight and Blood Pressure Virtually

A skeptic might read that and say: “Well, sure, you spent four hours a week in support sessions with fitness and nutrition experts. Now if you had spent that time in a physical facility, imagine how much more progress you might have made!”. Read More...

 


Release Date:
Sept 30, 2010
Source:
Hypergrid Business

How I Lost 20 Pounds in Second Life

My scale shows that I’ve lost 20 pounds over the past three months. In addition, today at my doctor’s office, I learned that, my blood pressure was down, and so was my body mass index. Read More...

 


Release Date:
Sept 16, 2010
Source:
Brandon Hall Research

Workplace Learning Today

Yesterday I attended a fantastic virtual conference in Second Life. The “Virtual World Conference 2010”, hosted by the Open University in the UK, began at 8:00 am Hong Kong time and cycled through various time zones offering a new speaker every hour for 24-hours. This was my first conference in-world and I must admit I had a few preconceived ideas about what it would be like. My overall impression – excellent! Read More...

 


Release Date:
Aug 25, 2010
Source:
Heathly Aging

Weight Loss at Your Fingertips

Tanya Angelino knew it was time to make a change. In April 2009, 10 months after having her son Gavin, she decided she wanted to join a weight loss program to help her lose the 30 remaining pregnancy pounds. But with a baby and a full-time job, she didn't have time for weigh-ins and group meetings. Read More...

 


Release Date:
Aug 20, 2010
Source:
It's All Virtual

Media X at Stanford University – Cashing In on Virtual Worlds: Entrepreneurial Insights for the Healthcare Industry

Media X at Stanford University hosted a workshop titled “Cashing In on Virtual Worlds: Entrepreneurial Insights for the Healthcare Industry.” The workshop was organized by Parvati Dev and Laura Kusumoto, who combine leading edge research, expertise and hands-on experience with virtual worlds and virtual worlds platforms. Read More...

 


Release Date:
June, 11, 2010
Source:
IGI Global

Battling Obesity with Virtual Self-Care: Teaching Students Design and Exploration

Overeating is more than just a health concern; it’s becoming a budget concern as well. Kenneth Thorpe, chairman of the department of health policy and management at Emory University, predicts an obese person will face, on average, $8,315 in medical bills in 2018 compared to $5,855 for an adult who maintains a healthy weight (http://www.newtimesslo.com/news/3892/obesity-taskforce-targets-children/). In an era where humans are reliant on computers for information, a variety of virtual programs are being constructed to provide services to users interested in learning how to combat obesity. Read More...

 


Release Date:
May 26, 2010
Source:
Engage Digital

Club One Uses Virtual Worlds To Battle Obesity

The Second Life virtual space Club One Island announced that participants in its behavior modification program had lost more than eight pounds over the course of a twelve-week period. A control group that was attempting to modify behavior using the same methods but without the aid of a virtual world lost, on average, slightly less than six pounds per week. Club One attributes the virtual world's success in aiding weight loss to certain key features of how people interact with virtual spaces. Read More...

 


Release Date:
May 25, 2010
Source:
The Boston Globe

Virtual pain can yield real-world gain

Put your avatar on a virtual health kick, and there's a possibility that you too could lose weight in the real world. Such is the tantalizing promise of Club One Island, a virtual health world created with the goal of changing people's behavior in positive ways. Read More...

 


Release Date:
May 25, 2010

Club One Island Unveils Behavior Change Program

Sitting in front of a computer is now a serious way to improve one’s health. Today, Club One Island, a virtual health world, unveiled early weight loss program results at the Games for Health Conference in Boston. Read More...

 


Release Date:
May 2010
Source:
FCVW

Innovations In Virtual Worlds Fcvw 2010 Conference Psychology, Health, Cybersecurity Education

 

Celeste DeVanueaux joins a panel discussion on Linking People to Experts, Play, Practice and Transform.

  • PANEL DISCUSSION: Linking People to Experts. Play, Practice and Transform
  • Moderator: Mr. Randy Hinrichs, Virtual Worlds Certificate Program lead, University of Washington, and CEO of 2b3d
  • Panelist
    • Mr. Chuck Hamilton, Virtual Learning Strategy, IBM Center for Advanced Learning
    • Ms. Celeste DeVaneaux, Creative Director of Club One Island
    • Dr. Kevin M. Holloway, Project Manager National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2)
Read More...

 

 

IRSA.org

Release Date:
Mar 24, 2010
Source: IRSA.org

Virtual Clubs in Second Life

What if your prospects could teleport to an island free of the judgmental atmosphere in the gym, where they could meet in an intimate setting and learn how to live a healthy lifestyle? Now imagine doing this for free without your prospect ever leaving the comfort of their own home. Those would be some powerful barriers to break down. Read More...

 

Secondlife.com
Release Date:
December 4, 2009
Source:
Second Life Blog

Three Questions for Celeste DeVaneaux About Weight Loss

As we approach the New Year—and the dreaded New Year’s Resolutions—it’s a great time to think about losing those extra pounds. There’s been some buzz lately about Second Life and weight loss; a thinner avatar can help overweight people change behaviors and real world bodies. Read More..

 

ThinkBalm.com
Release Date:
November 2, 2009
Source:
Thinkbalm.com

Club One explores immersive tech for delivering training

I first met Celeste DeVaneaux, senior IT manager with Club One, Inc., in September at the 3DTLC conference in San Jose. Over drinks at a Linden Lab cocktail party, she told me about Club One’s experiments with immersive technology. Read More...

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