The playground of the future.
Assignment: Internet of Things solution.
The company, Kompan, has been developing and selling playgrounds throughout the world for 40 years. After several years of intense and innovative cooperation with Prevas, Kompan has now found the formula for the playground of the future. It has been named Icon.
"Our goal was to create a product that speaks to young people on their terms. The interactive dimension plays an enormous role. Just look at the growth of computer games, the social media and other digital ´playrooms´ for children and teenagers. By using new technologies, the ambition has been to create a modern meeting place for young people to hang out, and somewhere they can develop their physical activities as well as experience social interaction", says Niels Julskjær, Head of Innovation at Kompan.
The playground´s technology platform has been prepared for integration with both mobile phones and the Internet. The technology platform was developed in cooperation with several companies, including Prevas, who have provided know-how, advice and the concrete implementation of the electronics in the new products.
The main challenge was to develop solutions that weren´t too complex and that one didn´t need an engineering degree to use. Plus the fact, of course, that it was extremely important to take into consideration weather, wind and sunlight, as Prevas´ embedded technogy in this case, would be used outdoors.
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