Stephen Yang, Ph.D. is a lecturer and Research Associate in the Center for Obesity Research (CORE.) at SUNY Cortland. He researches the effectiveness of using Exergames (active video games) and technologies for children, adolescents, adults with and without disabilities. Yang has been active in the field of Exergaming since it’s infancy and has published and presented internationally and nationally. He is a contributor with the Games for Health (GFH) Project (, and consults with video game developers, toy and technology firms, and Exergaming companies on products and services. Stephen is a founding member and Director of Research of The Exergame Network ( ), and has been interviewed for several national news services. Throughout all his research and collaborations, Yang wishes to see how Exergames can be used as a potential Gateway Game to inspire people of all ages and abilities to be active and healthy for a lifetime.

Stephen provides expert advice and ideas related to Exergaming, especially for schools and communities. He provides insights and evaluates new and existing products and technologies. You can find Stephen at conferences, community events, and media outlets speaking out about the benefits of Exergaming on youth development and physical activity.

In this video Stephen shares his perspective on how the evolution of technology is forging a new fitness culture for our citizens.