Pegaso, the project co-financed by the European Union and aimed to redefine the teenagers’ relationship with food and sport, really gets going: how have the adolescents reacted?
Some tested the app to judge bars and restaurants, some played the “serious game”, some wore the gadgets to test if they were comfortable: in April 2016 the three pre-pilot phases of the project Pegaso – Fit 4 Future will be concluded.
The aim of the initiative, which lasted three year and a half and was coordinated by the Department of Design at the Politecnico di Milano and the Fondazione Politecnico di Milano, is to promote sustainable behaviours and educate children to adopt healthy food habits and do regular physical exercise in order to fight against teenage obesity.
How? Through technology. In the pre-pilot phases, adolescents have tested everything, from the E-diary app that tracks what they eat every day, to the Pegaso places app that let them discover where the services related to the project are located (for example swimming pools and gyms); from virtual games that promote a less sedentary lifestyle to the Smart T-shirt that monitors the teenagers’ physiological parameters using special sensors.
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