We want to explore whether a digital service linked to an activity bracelet can make children move more, both through spontaneous movement assignments and through organized activity from, for example, association life. Every movement gives points, the children can follow the points in a web interface.
Children move less and less, not because they do not want to but because they see obstacles in the way. Can we develop a service that removes the obstacles that children feel to start a new activity or to get out and do spontaneous assignments?
The school provides a child with an activity bracelet that is synced to a digital service every day. In the digital service, children can choose small exercise assignments that they can complete during the day or choose to try a new activity. Through the service, the children receive information on how to prepare for the chosen activity. In addition, they can also be active participants and create movement assignments that they and others can test - and film when they try the activity if they want.
On the activity bracelet, they can follow how close they are to meeting today's movement goals. The bracelet also reminds the children if they have been sitting still for an hour.
The position will be tested during the spring semester 2021 in class 5a at Anneroskolan and we have chosen to call the initiative "ToMoveIt".
After tests with the students at Anneroskolan during the spring term, the ToMoveIt team summarizes some of the insights as follows:
- The direct commitment that ToMoveIt has created in the children has made them
moved more during the school day. Some children have brought that movement and insight with them
into leisure time as well.
- In direct connection with the movement, we can see an increased concentration in the form of a calm in
- A number of children have started activities after school as we talked more about
the positive with increased movement. We have also received a picture that there is a craving for it
to learn more about what the association life in Helsingborg offers.
- Avatar and bracelet turned out to play less of a role in increased movement. Instead, it became clear that the student's own participation in the creation of activities / movement cards plays a greater role in the inner motivation.
The rest of the test results can be found here: testresults_tomoveit.
Status: Canceled / Paused.
When the initiative's idea bearer has stopped, we are now investigating whether anyone wants to take over and explore further with other areas of use.