SHL Lecturers receive MOE Innergy Award for iPLAY exergaming framework
Diploma in Sport & Exercise Science Lecturer, Jernice Tan, and Diploma in Sport Coaching Programme Chair, Coral Lim, received the Silver Award for the MOE Innergy Award 2020 – Academic / Teaching and Learning, for their project on Interactive Physical Learning Activities for the Young (iPLAY), This is a first-of-its-kind platform that can aid children with motor developmental delays.
iPLAY uses an 'exergaming platform' to assist educators and therapists in assessing motor skills, tracking motor milestones, and providing motor intervention. The info collected from iPLAY can be interpreted with empirical-based algorithm to monitor and improve gross motor proficiencies of pre-schoolers with customised interactive games. iPLAY's contemporary intervention approach with automated data tracking and interpretation is currently not available in the early childhood and special needs settings.
On 15 December 2021, Jernice Tan, Principal Investigator of the iPLAY project, was invited to share about the plus points of iPLAY with listeners of the radio channel, CNA983 Health Matters.