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Kin.ecting

Educating kids how movement and energy equates to food they can eat.

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Who is the target audience for your idea and how does it inspire the end user to lead a healthier life?

The target audience is for children and young adults in communities.

Kin.ecting is a interactive game that connects play and food consumption.

Children love to play video games. Video games are engaging and interactive. By building on the desires and behaviours of children Kin.ecting is an active gaming experience that is informative and educate kids about their relationship to physical activity and the food they eat, as well, and most importantly, being FUN!

By playing individually, with a group or friends, or with family, the game allows children to gain points by activity interacting with the platform. Much like a Fitbit or wearable the amount of activity is logged and equated to types of food. The game knows when it’s time to have a snack based on activity submitted by the player and gives suggestions for quick and easy healthy snack and meal choices. The amount of activity and points gained is important in contributing to types of food and meal plans. The more energy burned, the wider the selection of food choices become available to the player.

It’s simple, the more you play, the more you learn about energy and food consumption, the more aware you are of what is going in your body and how it’s working.

What skills, input or guidance are you keen to connect with from the OpenIDEO community to help you build out or refine your idea?

Ideas for how the game might work and how to involve wider communities.

This idea emerged from

  • A group brainstorm
  • An OpenIDEO meetup

Does your idea currently have an Indiegogo campaign drafted?

  • No

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FYI:
Formula for calculating calories based on exercise type and weight:

Energy expenditure (calories/minute) = .0175 x MET (from table)* x weight (in kilograms)*

*Weight in Kilograms = Weight in pounds/2.2

*MET: A MET is a measure of exercise intensity. It's formally known as a metabolic equivalent. METS are directly related to the intensity of physical activity and the amount of oxygen consumed. The larger the MET value the more calories burnt.

A table of METs can be found on the internet.

I feel you should make the points, literally the calories that you've burned playing the game. Then you can see how much activity you needed to burn off that chocolate doughnut.

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