A new report “The Future Of Play” from Futurizon says that advances in technology over the next decade will encourage kids to be more active.
The author of the report, Dr Ian Pearson predicts that new gadgets such as activity-tracking jewellery and drones that can play ‘hide and seek’ or shoot jets of water, will help to maximise activity levels. Moreover, the most exciting change predicted for the next decade will be the arrival of augmented reality (AR).
AR glasses may encourage users to get out and explore the world. These glasses could revolutionise everything from family outings to school trips as it blends the virtual and real worlds and encourages people to go out and be active, with computers enhancing the real world. It will also encourage kids to use their imagination and conjure up scenarios to inspire active play.