Past and present came together yesterday at the Boerenkerkhof graveyard in Enschede where an exhibition was held by UT students. They were asked to design multi-modal installations connected to the stories of the memorial park and to increase the feeling of safety at the location.
Since practice makes perfect, researchers Dennis Reidsma, Robby van Delden and Dees Postma from the Human Media Interaction (HMI) department are working on a project called ‘Smart Sports Exercises’. The goal: creating an interactive volleyball floor that helps players and coaches improve their game.
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’.