With regard to the World Cup in Qatar, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Ministry of Public Health of Qatar and FIFA have launched a new digital application designed to help increase physical activity and improve health and well-being. Of the youngs.
«GenMove Season1″ is a gaming app that uses advanced motion tracking combined with artificial intelligence (AI) technology to provide youth ages 8-15 with a vigorous gaming experience.
The games require a series of different movements that develop different physical abilities and are suitable for children with all levels of physical fitness, local media reported.
The WHO recommends that all children and adolescents perform an average of 60 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity a day, including activities that strengthen muscles and bones, at least 3 times a week.
More than 80% of adolescents do not comply with these WHO recommendations, and it is estimated that children and adolescents can spend more than 8 hours of their day being sedentary and inactive, a behavior associated with poor physical shape, weight gain and to reduced sleep. The app is expected to spur many similar initiatives to get kids more active around the world.
“Regular physical activity has important lifelong physical and mental health benefits, and is essential for the healthy development of children. WHO is proud to launch the “GenMove Season1″ app with Qatar today. This type of digital innovation can be a powerful tool to reach young people and get them moving, especially children who don’t play sports regularly,” said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
The app’s games are based on popular sports like soccer and include actions like jumping, reaching, and kicking to help kids build confidence and enjoy movement.
They can be played indoors or outdoors and only need a mobile phone or tablet (IOS or Android) and a small space for children to be active.