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SPEX PROJECT

SportKompas Exergame

The Project

The goal of this project is to introduce an innovative and science-based method in European countries to activate more children (age 8-10 years) to sports.

Project summary

The goal of this project is to introduce an innovative and science-based method in European countries to activate more children (age 8-10 years) to sports. Furthermore, through SPEX children’s motor skills will be improved with digital Exergames.

The combination of the proven SportKompas for sports orientation in Belgium and the Exergaming platform from KAMK University in Finland will be a modern solution for physical teachers in primary schools to better develop the motor, cognitive and socio-emotional skills of children in a fun and personalized way.

The project contributes to the digital transformation in movement education. By focusing on schools, we include “every” child with respect of diversity, culture and socio-economical context. The solution must be affordable for every school by making it widely available where costs can be significantly reduced. The 8 partners of this project are very complementary in research, software development and implementation.

The geographical spread, cultural differences and cross-country knowledge transfer during the project will lead to a sustainable digital solution for dissemination in all other EU countries. The aim of this collaboration partnership is to share the knowledge and best practices on SportKompas and Exergaming and make it available to other EU countries.

General Objectives

This project will result in an improved and sustainable capacity to collaborate together on an international scale, with local implementation and centralized support. With this project we want to make a societal impact on sports participation, health prevention, wellbeing, and integration on a multi-national level, more specific:

  • Improve children movement skills
  • Activate more children to sports based on their motivation and skills
  • Reduce the drop-out in sport clubs
  • Facilitate social integration by feeling more confident when experiencing success.

Full List of Partners

  • SportaMundi
  • KAJAANIN AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU OY
  • VERDE
  • Sportcamp
  • STICHTING HOGESCHOOL VAN ARNHEM ENNIJMEGEN HAN
  • UNIONE ITALIANA SPORT PER TUTTI ASSOCIAZIONE DI PROMOZIONE SOCIALE RETE ASSOCIATIVA NAZIONALE
  • STICHTING SPORTS AND TECHNOLOGY
  • EPSI

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