CLIENT: SEVER DO VOUGA MUNICIPALITY
LOCAL: SEVER DO VOUGA, PORTUGAL
PROJECT: URBAN PARK OF THE VILLAGE
TYPE: DESIGN & BUILD
City Parks & Leisure Parks
Informative & Sport
The purpose of this project was to design complementary equipment to the fitness circuit located at the Park of the Village in Sever do Vouga, with a special focus on basic health assessment and the promotion of an active lifestyle.
Play Planet developed the “Check up Heart” (Ref. E15TC001), which corresponds to a set of one 3D heart with 2.65m in height, connected to an information panel with 2.20m in height, and a robust scales platform made of 304 stainless steel with a satin finish, to be installed into the existing floor.
In the heart, a display with IP65 stainless steel frame and high-intensity LED digital display indicates the weight of the user using the scales. The user can also measure the height using the coloured stripe with height markings, located on the information panel, on the right side of the display. Beneath the display, a BMI (Body Mass Index) chart, considered an easy and fast method for assessing each person’s fat level and an international obesity predictor adopted by the World Health Organization (WHO), will help the user to check his/her status (very underweight, underweight, normal weight, overweight, Obesity I, II or III), using the result obtained from their weight and height assessments. In the heart, still on the same face as the display, there is an informational vinyl, also heart-shaped, with a food guide with some examples and comparisons of calories and other information related to the theme.
On the back side of the heart, we find some practical health advice as well as a physical activity guide. On the opposite side of the panel we find a diagram to assess visual acuity, based on the traditional Snellen optometric scale, with the respective instructions for use.
With the “Check up Heart” the user can perform a quick and basic self-assessment of their health condition.