contributed by Michael Bugeja, House 11A
As part of my MATSEC project, I had to design and make a product that encourages or motivates elderly people (65 plus) to carry out physical activity through nostalgic memories. The product should encourage the elderly, both male and female, to exercise while having as much fun as they used to back in their childhood. The product had to also be suitable for people with physical limitations.
First, I researched and came up with the idea to use hopscotch and enhance the rules of the game to allow for some physical activity. I planned to build a board game where players throw a plastic rock onto the numbered pad and make their way up to the final space on the board using 3D printed game figures.