Parktiv – The family gaming app for active playing in the park


Background: Due to the limited possibilities of physical activities in cities, it is essential to create new approaches to increase children’s and their family members activity levels – and that is why we are creating Parktiv. This game will be carried out mainly in parks of urban areas, where families often live-in limited housing conditions. Developing a low-threshold tool for the target-groups is a focus of this project.

The following vision is formulated for Parktiv:

“We believe passionately that every child should have the chance, to get physical active and play with a family-member in consumption-free spaces, regardless of their socioeconomic status and housing conditions.”

Parktiv is a digital memory game, in which users of different ages perform playful exercises. The aim of this game is to catch animals and to carry out exercises, which the animals represent. Our memory cards are represented with QR-codes, which are attached in public parks. To gain a first impression and to receive further explanation, take a look in the video below:

The app can only be used in designated parks and green spaces. This way children, families and friends can be encouraged to spend more time outdoors.

In terms of development the exercises were created and adapted from physiotherapists in the project team.

We are looking forward to usability testing and evaluating Parktiv.
Stay tuned for further information.

A project at the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences
Master Program Digital Healthcare
Project Coach: FH-Prof. Dipl.-Sporting. Dr. Mario Heller