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Health Loop: Approachable, understandable, and engaging fitness for everyday people
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå Institute of Design.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis project reconsiders the purpose and effectiveness of public, free-to-use outdoor gyms, resulting in the Health Loop nine-station outdoor gym. The project identifies three key areas of failings in existing gyms: intimidation, lack of understanding, and lack of enjoyment.The design solution creates a gym which focuses firstly on providing a comfortable, appealing, approachable space and equipment. This is achieved through simplicity, a non-sporting atmosphere, and targeting the workout to relatively inactive people. The second key focus is on quick-to-understand, engaging, enjoyable workout routines for each station. This aspect is delivered through an interactive digital display and sensors to provide gamified routines and feedback.

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Keyword [en]
Fitness, outdoor gym, workout
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Medical and Health Sciences Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-111746OAI: diva2:873204
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Degree Project, Advanced Product Design
Educational program
Master's programme in Advanced Product Design
Available from: 2015-11-23 Created: 2015-11-20 Last updated: 2015-11-23Bibliographically approved

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