Starting from the fact that children have an intrinsic motivation to play and that learning while moving increases their learning performance, Sensor Partners BVBA have previously realized an interactive play wall together with project partner Embedded Fitness. All of this is realised with the help of a CrossRoads2 grant as well. As an extension of this successful project, there will now also be an interactive platform.
Increase motion challenge
By expanding the product with an interactive floor, both parties want to complete the movement component. Additional game elements such as jumping or applying local pressure can be incorporated into the existing interactive wall by means of the floor. In contrast to commercial systems, this interactive floor will not be controlled from a projector, but the movement will be detected via a floor plate. This must ensure an increased accuracy of the position determination and also guarantee the affordability of the system. The interactive tiles to be developed must be switchable and extendable.
New games as well
New technology naturally means new applications, so Embedded Fitness will also develop new e-games. For education there are mainly games with an educational approach. In healthcare, encouraging movement is prominent. Children in special primary education especially benefit from good movement skills. The games have to allow movement based on intrinsic motivation. In addition, these must be playable with at least 2 to 6 players. Also, games have to fit within the curricula of primary schools (aiming, balancing) in the Netherlands and Belgium. The Belgian branch of Sensor Partners (Sensor Partners BVBA) remains involved in hardware developments and becomes the structural supplier for the production of the end products.
CrossRoads2 is a project within the European Interreg Flanders-Netherlands program. The aim is to stimulate sustainable cross-border cooperation around promising innovation projects between SMEs in Flanders and the southern Netherlands (Zeeland, Noord-Brabant and Limburg provinces). The project focuses on companies with good, innovative and technically feasible project ideas that would like to collaborate cross-border with other SMEs.
Do you want more information about this project? Please contact Hans Giezenberg.