Several of the games get the heart rates going in the players and they are challenged physically. This is a central element in the games The Chase, FlowDance and Code a Spot.
In The chase the players have to hurry from one spot to another in order to catch the light thus they train their speed and reactivity. It is possible to play in two teams and compete on who can catch the most lights. If you like this game you can continue to more difficult levels, where you for instance have to press each spot several times, stand on each spot for a while or sit on the spot (e.g. on chairs). This makes it possible to vary the training and train different movements.
– One day on one of our neuro-groups we had them go all the way down to touch with their hands and so on. Then it’s not just the foot. The Chase is the game that gets them going the most they actually run around (Lene, employee at Hjørring Sundhedscenter).
In FlowDance you first compose a piece of music using the spots and afterwards you choreograph a dance on a number of spots, which you choose yourself. When the dance has been recorded the same or a different player can try to imitate the dance as the spots light up in the recorded order. In our tests we experienced that the players spontaneously danced and had fun recording the music thus they got their heart rates up both while recording the music and by recording and repeating the dances, where the player’s reactivity was tested.
– Phew, this is just as hard as when we do our regular exercises (older female test participant about the game FlowDance)
Code a Spot is a game, where you can programme the spots yourself to say whatever you like. Here you can for instance make a game where one of the spots says “Walk backwards to green” when you press it and the next one says “Turn around to black”. In that way you can create a path of movements customised to a specific target group and emphasise the movements that are specifically difficult or important to train for each of the users. Depending on what the users are preoccupied with you can make different paths that train balance, flexibility, fitness or body strength.