We are pleased to inform you about the latest news from our project:
The ExerGetic project participated in the second edition of the European Week of Active and Healthy Ageing 2021, lasting from 18. – 21. October 2021.
This event aims to be the main European platform for sharing knowledge and showcasing innovation at all levels in the active and healthy ageing sector.
For the virtual conference, ExerGetic prepared an interactive booth with videos, images, and informative slides. Additionally, some project members played an active role in connecting with other people and in disseminating information about the ExerGetic project.
Our Austrian partners from the Reha Zentrum Münster have achieved second place in the “Visionen Award 2021” for the ExerGetic project.
This award honors the three most innovative and pioneering ideas and projects from Austrian private hospitals and is annually carried out by the “Association of Private Hospitals in Austria”.
The association states the following:
“We know the innovative strength and future-oriented commitment of our member companies. With the Visionen Award, we want to give them the public platform they deserve and show our employees appreciation for their work and know-how.”
On behalf of the entire ExerGetic team, we congratulate Barbara Seebacher and her team!
Our partners from the ZHdK created a video trailer about the development process so far. This includes testing possible games and their scenarios as well as experimenting with different safety systems.
In an interactive meeting, the ExerGetic team collected and discussed ideas about future possible safety systems. Thereby, several factors were taken into account for both, future patients and therapists.
The team from the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) tested their first prototypes of the harness system and some possible games with its mechanics.
Focus groups were defined and interviews are conducted with possible end-users (e.g. seniors, therapists, and health insurers) in Austria, Canada, and Switzerland to collect all crucial requirements that the future ExerG needs.
The team from the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) tested the first concepts in the ExerCube at the Römerhof (Zurich).
In an interactive online workshop, all project partners together collected initial ideas for the exergame development.
Finally, the ExerGetic project could officially start. In a virtual meeting, more than 20 project partners from three countries (Austria, Canada, and Switzerland) met each other to discuss the first steps within the AAL project. The ExerGetic project consists of six project partners from different disciplines. More information about the project partners can be found on our homepage.