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Dutch SME has developed an interactive sports platform for physical education lessons, after school activities and at breaks. The platform exists of up to 32 wireless and sensor equipped sports mats with interactive sports (athletics and shuttle run) and game (dance) applications. The mats can be used in the applications for a whole class, groups or individuals. The company is looking for distributors and agents in the UK with excellent connections to schools.
Dutch SME has developed a new interactive sports platform for physical education lessons, after school activities and at breaks. The platform exists of up to 32 wireless sports mats equipped with sensors and several interactive sport and game applications. The sport mats can be used in the applications for a whole class, a group or for individuals. It is multiuser and multipurpose platform.
The platform provides 3 programmes: dance, athletics and team relay.
1) In the group dance program the players watch a sequence of arrows and use the timing of the beat to step on the corresponding arrow on the sports mats.
2) Athletics is a ‘track and field’ style game of athletic events that aims to provide a multi discipline, competitive gaming experience. Players must shift their footing on the sports mat to run, jump, or throw. Players can compete with up to seven of their peers for longest distance, best time or highest score.
3) In team relay (shuttle or beep test) and obstacle course the mats are used as check points that need to be hit. In this application data on personal records and lap times supports students in improving their achievements.
The key ingredients of the sports and games that guarantee intensive use are fun, competition, reward and interactivity. The game environment attracts children to play and promotes social interaction. Research shows that time spent on exercise of children with no interest in sports rise when they are offered to take part in the activities of this platform. Performance data support children and their physical education teachers to monitor improvement of fitness levels.
Four shoulder bags pack a complete system of 32 mats and a very small pc with a remote completes the system which can be connected directly to a projector or flat screen and audio. This makes the system very mobile and easy to store.
The company is constantly developing its products and will introduce new applications in sports and sport-and-cognition.
Competitors in the market for sports platform for groups are very few and only offer one type of application: either dance or sports. This Dutch application offers both.
The wireless sports mats are the lightest commercial sports mats in the market (2 kg). This has been achieved by using the latest high performance plastics from the automotive industry.
The platform has the most attractive market pricing.
Cooperation with universities working on sports technology enables the Dutch SME to quickly react to new knowledge about sports and physical well-being and new technologies. Cooperation with higher education for the formation of physical education teachers provides the Dutch SME with a constant possibilty to test new developments and to do research on its results.
The SME works with Dutch universities on the subject of sports and education. Development of the sensor technology in the sports mats will enlarge the possibilities for measurements and therefor applications in the field of sports but also in the field of sports and cognition in children.
The Dutch SME is looking for agents or distributor with excellent connections to primary and secondary schools in the UK.
This product could be an interesting increase in the range of products for companies providing their own product to schools like companies selling playground equipment, school furniture, educational tools or schoolbook publishers and IT providers.
Wholesale companies that have schools as an import part of their client base and companies providing services like physical education coaching or general sports coaching are also of interest.
The future partner is expected to grow sales by providing demonstrations of the platform to primary education schools and in a later stage to secondary education. The partner is also expected to keep track of funding opportunities for school equipment and collect reactions and feedback on the platform.
The Dutch company will provide the UK partner with training and marketing support in the form of promotional material and by taking part in fairs and exhibitions.