Published on 10/09/2016 16:45
More than one-third of children don’t get their recommended 60 minutes of vigorous daily exercise. That is contributing to an epidemic of childhood obesity according to the World Health Organization that could put a real strain on their health later in life.
Scientists at the Applied Sports, Technology, Exercise and Medicine (STEM) Research Center at Swansea University believe that 3D printing could provide the solution.
Simple models that illustrate a child’s levels of activity, heart rate and the time they spend running around could drive them towards a healthier, happier future. That’s the theory in any case. Television, video games and the internet are largely to blame for an increasingly sedentary lifestyle, with children spending up to eight hours a week sat in front of the screen.