Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Virtual Excercise/ Recreation equipment

This is scrabble box. Its 14 inches tall, 1 1/2 inches wide and 7 inches long. it weighs 12 ounces.  It hold one(1) Scrabble game.

This is a Moto G4  smartphone with Wi-Fi. Its size is (6.02 x 3.02 x 0.39 in) It weighs 5.47 ounces.

It holds

a Scrabble game
 To play the physical Scrabble game in the park, you have to make a special effort to bring a rather large object with you.  To play Scrabble on your smartphone, you do not have to make a special effort, most people carry their smartphone swith them.  In addition to Scrabble the smartphone  offers...

a camera
Sharks in the Park
augmented reality apps
You tube 
Thousands of newspapers
More books than the library of congress

Many parks in NYC offer little in the way of physical recreation equipment for most park goers.  What parks need to do is create environments conducive to using smartphones in parks.

-Free wi-fi
-comfortale seating (movable chairs and tables)
-charging stations
-shaded areas (smartphomes do not like direct sunlight)

You can use a smartphone anywhere, what parks offer is open space. How can parks let parkgoers know about applications that use their open space

Virtual and Augmented reality headsets $5 and up

Tzuum Phone Grip
This plastic grip helps with transforming a smartphone into a lasertag gaming device (Tzuum)

Plastic rifle with augmented reality smartphone sight (Project Tango)