Fun play and exercise for people of all ages
From the beginning of the year Lappset Group initiated the large-scale Eureka research and development project named Dynamic Garden, managed by Lappset and co-financed by the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes). The intention of the project is to produce a fitness and outdoor exercise park, available for all, suitable for people of all ages, and enhanced with technology. Lappset Group and Tekes are together investing approximately 1.5 million euros into the project.
The goal for this Dynamic Garden project, with a duration of three years, is to create a high-standard designed, unrestricted and technologically enhanced fitness and outdoor exercise park where exercise and play provide meaningful experiences and diversity for people of all ages. The Dynamic Garden outdoor exercise park will be designed to encourage and motivate persons interested in exercise and exercise enthusiasts to play, exercise, communicate and have fun, and through this improving the participant’s healthy wellbeing.
The objective is to create an entirely new product and service entirety, the usability of which, its health improving factors, and design will receive special consideration. The planning of the outdoor exercise park will be founded on wide-ranging research work on, for instance factors related to human wellbeing behaviour, exercise motivation and the global wellbeing markets. The fields of study also include outdoor exercise park related services.
International partners involved in the Eureka project
The Eureka project is a European partnership network, with projects that develop competitive products, processes or services for the global markets. One of the criteria for the Eureka projects is the involvement of participating partners from at least two European Union countries. Eureka provides companies with a safe way to become international, indeed its purpose is to improve the competitiveness of European companies on the global markets.
”Tekes has an established history of good partnership with the Lappset Group. We initiated co-operation already back in the beginning of the 1990s and we have been involved in, for instance financing the Lappset Group’s SmartUs playground environment. One of the leading principles for Tekes is to provide long-term support for good projects, such as the Dynamic Garden project that aims to improve the wellbeing of Finns”, tells Eija Virtasalo from the Lapland TE-Centre.