20/09/2018 By

Active aging, games, the promotion of health and wellness tourism. The first pilot study with a group of seniors has wrapped up.

“I am a couch potato. I am a TV addict, so every night I go out and take a walk because I understand that it is good for you! And actually, I miss it if I don’t. ” Annamaria, a participant in the project, confesses. “In the evening, my husband takes out the garbage for me” – Ornella says amusedly – “and tells me “This way I am of help and at the same time I reach my steps target”.
These are some of the stories that, on August 30, 2018 in the Villa Welsperg Park, in the Primiero Valley, Trentino, we collected from a group of seniors who, with step-tracking bracelets, cell phones and sneakers, challenged each other in a hunt with riddles and quizzes along a 13-stop trail immersed in the wonderful park of the Trentino Dolomites.

The “Footprints in the park” project involved a group of students from the University of the Third Age and Available Time of Primiero who, from May to September 2018, accompanied by researchers from the FBK ehealth group and by experts from the Paneveggio – Pale di San Martino Park. It has the aim of promoting healthy lifestyles and active aging, through gamification and the use of digital technologies.

Images and interviews: Marco Dianti (FBK/TrentinoSalute4.0)
Direction, editing and voice over: Marzia Lucianer (FBK / TrentinoSalute4.0)

About the Author

Marzia Lucianer: Marzia Lucianer, giornalista scientifica, responsabile Press Office and Digital Communication di TrentinoSalute4.0