AIRplayground opened today in the hospital Medisch Spectrum Twente (MST). This interactive playground, developed at the UT, is now located in the waiting room of the MST Pediatrics department in Enschede.
‘Play is not just a waste of time. Play has a positive impact on the cognitive, social-emotional, and motor skills development,’ says Robby van Delden, a UT researcher who uses technology to change the way people play. He has developed, for instance, an interactive tag playground or an interactive LED floor for gait rehabilitation, on which patients can learn how to walk while ‘playing a game’.