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Active Parks: ‘Phygital’ urban games for sedentary and older people

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Publication date29/10/2014
Host publicationGames for Health 2014: Proceedings of the 4th conference on gaming and playful interaction in healthcare
EditorsBen Schouten, Stephen Fedtke, Marlies Schijven, Mirjam Vosmeer, Alex Gekker
Place of PublicationWiesbaden
PublisherSpringer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
Pages140-143
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783658071417
ISBN (Print)9783658071400
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

We present our work in the Active Parks project, aimed at encouraging older and sedentary people to take casual physical exercise in urban spaces, such as parks. This is achieved through the co-design of playful ‘phygital’ (physical and digital) artefacts and games to be installed in the park. The initial testing of our proof-of-concept prototype received extremely positive feedback as a potential way of motivating people to keep active in the park and in bridging the generation gap.