Move Up (Mobile app for Special needs)
In Hong Kong, one in every nine children is with special needs. They usually suffer from the coordinationproblem, which affects their daily activities, learning or even emotion. Research shows that physicalexercises can help to relieve the problem, but they generally feel exhausted and are not interested indoing those regular exercises at school.
Move Up is an interactive design solution, together with a mobile application, which tries to improve their coordination problem and, at the same time, arise their interests on doing physical exercises.
First of all, every child has a designated account recording the special needs profile. The children can then accept the exercise missions. There are various types of task that require them to move around the school and achieve certain level and aspect of physical exercises. After they have completed some sets of exercise mission, the electronic hand strap can analyze the abilities and movement frequencies in order to generate the capability table and exercise record. While the children are progressing well, some digital awards and real badges will be given to motivate them and increase their interests. On the other hand, the whole system is linked with the school managing system, WebSams, for children profile record.