Augmented reality health app empowers children
Stayhealthy, Inc. has announced an innovative new health app designed for children called Color Quest: An ARt Adventure. The first-of-its-kind mobile app developed for children and powered by patent pending augmented reality technology has been designed to make health and nutrition fun to experience and explore. Stayhealthy, Inc. is focused on the epidemic of excess fat affecting children, teenagers, and adults. The company believes that educating children about their bodies and a healthy lifestyle from an early age will help reduce the incidence of excess body fat for everyone throughout their lives.
The smartphone app (now available on Android and iOS)) enables a child to color entertaining, animated characters of fruits, vegetables, and bodily organs such as oranges, carrots, and hearts. In a truly innovative approach, these characters (once colored in) are then activated using augmented reality technology (AR). For example, a child can color a dancing heart which will lead to a visual prompt about how the heart actually works. That character can be placed in a real-world environment anywhere the child chooses. When the character comes to life in the actual colors used by the child, it creates an engaging experience not offered by any other app on the market. The company based its development on research which shows that coloring reduces stress while engrossing children (and parents) in a magical, educational activity.
Just as important as providing a fun and engaging experience is the fact that when the image comes to life, health facts are presented.
Once kids have explored one of the major organs of the body, they can color various healthy foods which also come to life in 3D through AR along with pertinent health facts. The initially created characters will be followed by the kind of unhealthy foods and drinks that are contributing to the current epidemic.
A video of Color Quest is here: https://vimeo.com/312626089
The entire experience is designed to draw a child’s interest through interactivity. Color Quest also includes quizzes where questions tied to health tips are asked directly. Once users pass the quiz, they are awarded different badges as they pass each activity level. Color Quest also provides the opportunity for kids to capture, save, share or email their creations. A dancing heart, a moonwalking peach, and a bouncing banana are only some of the cool characters to be initially released.
Stayhealthy’s overarching mission is to empower people to make the most of their lives. In addition to its release of a series of mobile apps, the company has embarked on a path to bring micro-scale devices to market. These will also be integrated with smartphones and tablets to offer advanced personal health and wellness solutions. With all eyes on the future, Stayhealthy is positioned to take on the ambitious task of keeping America healthy, saving on industry healthcare costs, and providing the benefits of wellness to everyone. For more information, go to www.stayhealthy.com.
ABOUT STAYHEALTHY, INC.
Stayhealthy’s mission is to empower, inspire, and give hope to individuals, families, and communities to become healthier by providing lifestyle solutions using enhanced engagement technology and a global community wellness network. Founded in 1995, the company has been an industry leader at the intersection of health and wellness. Since that time, its innovative FDA cleared technologies and devices have enabled users to measure, track, and change their health for the better.
Stayhealthy’s mission is focused on providing personal solutions to address the growing epidemic of diseases that are linked directly to excess body fat such as many cancers, Type 2 diabetes, and stroke. The company’s latest breakthrough is a screening tool for excess body fat that uses a mobile platform and augmented reality to demonstrate the effects of excess fat along with the solutions and incentives to reduce it.
Stayhealthy has brought together creative minds from science and medicine, media and entrepreneurship, advertising and design, and technology. Prior to founding Stayhealthy, CEO John Collins had successful careers in the music industry and public relations until a personal life-changing experience led to his passion for transforming healthcare. Stayhealthy’s President, Ziggy Kormandel, has had a celebrated career of over three decades as a creative agency executive and serial entrepreneur who holds multiple patents including for groundbreaking augmented reality tech. Their shared vision has resulted in the merging of patented healthcare technology and AR to deliver unique interactive experiences that educate, engage, and empower people on how to manage their own health.
“Color Quest: An ARt Adventure” is the debut product in Stayhealthy’s forthcoming mobile app suite.