Irish-created Spree, an exercise app that reduces the risk of frailty in older adults, wins Global Design Challenge for Sport and Physical Activity 2021
Winning entry secures €10,000 development app
256 registrants from 53 countries enter contest backed by UCC, Sport Ireland, and UNESCO
An Irish developer has won an international competition that sought innovative ways to promote physical activity, having developed an exercise app that reduces the risk of frailty in older adults.
The Global Design Challenge for Sport and Physical Activity 2021 - hosted by University College Cork (UCC), in association with Sport Ireland and with UNESCO patronage - had 256 registrants from 53 countries, including Cambodia, Trinidad and Tobago, Mauritius, Bulgaria and Costa Rica.
These entrants responded to the challenge to design innovative ways of increasing participation in sport and physical activity in an inclusive, sustainable and fun way. The challenge is a bid to engage more people in sport and physical activity following a year of lockdown and restrictions that have seen participation levels plummet.Read more