My diploma thesis was basically about finding a way to show children with a lack of movement in their everyday life, or are overweight, that moving is fun, lowers stress and increases social abilities. The little robot works like a marionette. It is controlled by motioncapturing-pads the kid wears on hands and feet. It immitates every move like walking by rolling (forward, backward), jumping by jumping, tiptoeing by getting big etc.The effect is, the child does not feel like doing some excercise rather than feeling like beeing the coach of the robot and teaching it new moves. Whether it runs around a public place, jumps down stairs, dances or roams through the woods. It is absolutley up to the kid.
For further explanation of the concept, please check “Storyboard”.
„Move Your Buddy!“