Award Winning Foov at the Ballpark in the App Store
Meg Finnegan, a trainer with more than 15 years experience working with people with disabilities and Sylvie Légère, an e-learning specialist, set out to develop a product specifically targeted to individuals with cognitive disabilities, whom they found to be underserved in both the technology and fitness fields. The result is Foov, a derivative of the words ‘fun’, ‘move’ and ‘live.’ It truly embodies them all.
Spurred by the success of the iPad to engage people especially people with autism, they decided to design a unique moving experience that would leverage the intuitive functionality and easy mobility of the tablet.
With Wrigley Field as a backdrop, Foov at the ballpark was born. By immersing participants into the real-life story, the app prompts specific movements and exercises that together, form a fun, engaging and very effective workout. The app was designed to be used with a partner or in a group, encouraging easy connections that make participants laugh, be focused and forget that they are actually getting a real workout. With Foov at the Ballpark, moving becomes easy while living a real experience and connecting with others.
The app is available in the Apple App Store, and the website provides detailed instructions on how to build a comprehensive workout around the app.
Foov at the ballpark already was the recipient of the 2013 Silver Davey Award. It is being used at Evanston’s Park School and being integrated into a new fitness program at the Center for Enriched Living in Riverwoods, IL.
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