Playground Design Aimed at Drawing Kids Away from Their Gadgets
The Rocking Pad uses virtual reality to help kids interact with each other offline
A trip to the playground today is not the same as it was fifteen or even ten years ago. There's still a slide, swings, and monkey bars, but you're just as likely to see kids sitting on a bench playing on their tablets as you are to see them play a game of freeze tag. While it is clear advances in technology have helped society progress tremendously, it is also true that digital game play has caused our children to become less active. Lack of exercise is a huge contributor to the staggering numbers of childhood obesity in the United States and around the world, and if more is not done to get kids to become more inclined to physical play, they will surely grow into adults with health problems.