We’re a team developing an application called DualActive. The idea is to balance kids’ and youth’s physical and digital activity. The user is allowed to use electronics according to the amount of physical activity.

How does it work? The app is connected to smart watches or activity bracelets as well as smart home appliances. The collected data (on heart rate, energy and time spent on physical activity) is sent to the app which then makes a suggestion on how long it would be healthy to spend time in front of a screen and it can be controlled.

Parents (admin) can follow their kids’ (user) movement and set the balance ratio to the app. Children can also follow their own results and statistics.

Commercially It’s an independent app for all platforms and can also be sold as a bundle with DualActive bracelet.
Why are we developing an application like this? We have personal experience with kids not moving enough and bragging about screen time. Research suggests that children should dail...
We’re a team developing an application called DualActive. The idea is to balance kids’ and youth’s physical and digital activity. The user is allowed to use electronics according to the amount of physical activity.

How does it work? The app is connected to smart watches or activity bracelets as well as smart home appliances. The collected data (on heart rate, energy and time spent on physical activity) is sent to the app which then makes a suggestion on how long it would be healthy to spend time in front of a screen and it can be controlled.

Parents (admin) can follow their kids’ (user) movement and set the balance ratio to the app. Children can also follow their own results and statistics.

Commercially It’s an independent app for all platforms and can also be sold as a bundle with DualActive bracelet.
Why are we developing an application like this? We have personal experience with kids not moving enough and bragging about screen time. Research suggests that children should daily play at least 2 hours outside no more than the equal amount of time in front of a screen. Today in Finland children use about double the recommended amount of screen time while not moving nearly enough. The research also suggests that it would be important to have one’s physical and digital activity in balance. We don’t want to forbid children’s electronics usage, the opposite. We think that the key to finding right amount of any activity is in finding the right balance between them.

DualActive is an easy way for a family to set and follow common household rules. It teaches kids to follow their activities and to find the balance between them. We belive that the key to a happier and healthier life is all about being dual active.
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