Framing and Enabling Children’s Active Play using Novel Technology

Congratulations to the Team: Prof Alethea Blackler, Prof Peta Wyeth, Prof Stewart Trost, A/Prof Linda Knight, Dr Bernd Ploderer

This project aims to address inactivity in the 3-5 age group through understanding and exploring innovative interactive active play experiences for children, with a view to increasing their physical activity over the long term. This project will be based on empirical research with real children undertaking real interactive experiences in real contexts, in order to understand issues around sustained engagement with these types of systems. We will design and develop solutions that may address the issues and test those interventions in a longitudinal manner. The outcome will be a framework which can be applied in a variety of situations and modalities by designers and developers of such systems, and feed into childhood technology guidelines.

Funding Awarded: $630,000