Most parents nowadays know that they should take their kids outdoors more. For many, this consists of a stroll around the local park and a quick go on the swings. But what if the trip to the park involved scavenger hunts, den building, outdoor art, bug hunts, blindfold walks, sensory trails, mud pies or storytelling? What if there were a way of enabling parents to turn their local green space into an exciting and engaging ...more »
An online resource, for desktop, tablet and mobile platforms, that will effectively provide information about health walks in Scotland for both the public and professionals.
This will enable more people to adopt active behaviour and support the key role Paths for All has in delivering the Scottish Government’s Physical Activity Strategy and Physical Activity Implementation Plan. http://www.pathsforall.org.uk/
It's obvious that Walking is one of the most participatory outdoor activities in the UK. It is also true that children today are immersed in the attractions of Technology. If these could be combined with a potential for a learning experience which was outdoors and additionally link and enrich the communities we all pass through as Walkers. There are 15 major trails across the UK (Cotswold Way, Pennine Way etc) totalling ...more »
A searchable online map- and list-based tool that enables disabled people to find local all-ability sports groups in their area. The website will leverage information on the AccessAdvisr Community Pages (www.accessadvisrcommunity.net); which our team has already brokered for Milton Keynes, Nottingham and Lowestoft; and display it on OS Open Layers maps. The site will display nicely on both tablets and PCs, and we may ...more »
People like to be with people they trust and who have similar likes and goals. Nature networking would help small groups to get together with people having similar fitness levels and abilities and enjoy walks, cycling, canoeing or whatever takes their fancy in small groups that can support and encourage one another.
Norfolk is a rural county with a high proportion of older people in the population. There are serious health issues associated with isolation, inactivity, early dementia and lack of opportunities to socialise. Loneliness is damaging to both physical and mental health. We work with 54 Day Centres that provide companionship and activities for older people in rural towns and villages and they are always looking for ways ...more »
Capture territory in your local environment and compete against others to hold on to it. Run this Town is a smart phone application that transforms every local environment into an arena for play. To take part, players activate the app whilst beginning their run, so it can record their location. The objective is to possess as much territory as possible and spaces can be captured by running around them. The game will ...more »
Problems: Sustaining high levels of wellbeing can often be an issue for people who work desk-jobs and commute by means of cramped public transport or high pollution roadsides. Part of the issue is a lack of interaction between people and the natural environment which is often simply a case of a lack of understanding over what greenspaces can be used for. Solution: A new app or extension to a current app which instead ...more »
REPLICATED in THE UK: IDEA CONCEPT: As the town has an elderly and retired population the wellbeing and active walking in a steep hill town would represent a geological characteristic with a SPA history encouraging mental health through walking from Water fountain to water fountain along a two mile city centre to The Wells in the famous Pantiles .The route would be facilitated with a DATA GPS walking stick that was ...more »
RoutaBout is an on line solution to increase awareness of cycling infrastructure, especially bikeparks and BMX tracks, enabling people to move more safely between places and receive rewards for their exertions, whilst improving their performance and cycling abilities.
To support individuals, groups and communities to connect to one another and their local environment through facilitation of walks and a participant led mapping project. Participants will create a mapping tool enabling people to actively explore and enjoy their local area. Locations, journeys and stories are mapped as points of interest for an online or smart phone accessible programme which can be updated by users ...more »
The idea is to develop a mobile App that tracks and records users walking activity when undertaking walks through any health based 'Physical Activity Referral Service'. Recording levels of activity helps health professionals to understand the relationship between health outcomes and activity, and the user is motivated to participate through the potential to unlock 'rewards' and through the setting and attainment of targets. ...more »