Forgetting you are ill for a moment.

Sporting and playing as a means to forget you are ill for at least a moment; that is one of the reasons why the Wilhelmina Childrens hospital in Utrecht, the Netherlands have implemented a sportsfacility on their roof-terrace. At the end of last month, the time was there; The children themselves opened the spectacular sportscage. Under the watchful eye of the mayor of Zanen and ice-skating legend Jochem Uytdehaage of course. A young boy named George, sat in his wheelchair, threw a ball into the top-bins of the football wall, and with that, not only was the sportscage opened but also the National Sportsweek had been commenced.

Making recuperating more fun.

Jochem Uytdehaage opened the facility at the children hospital together with the children: “Through smart technology used in these playsets you not only make playing and recuperating more fun and more challenging, but you can also check the results as they are measured and that inspires competitivity. That is very motivating and helps with the recuperating process at a hospital, but also inspires healthy giddy-ness in children”. Playing and sporting isn’t just nice to forget about the worries for a minute, but also adds to the fitness and their health. The Wilhelmina Childrens hospital and Yalp are going to work together to utilise the interactives in other revalidation projects. If you would like to know more about these efforts don’t hesitate to send an e-mail to export@yalp.nl.

After the opening a few children like Iris and her father (seen on the photo) went to play. Her reaction after a game on the football wall Sutu: “Again daddy.”

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"Through smart technology used in these playsets you not only make playing and recuperating more fun and more challenging, but you can also check the results as they are measured and that inspires competitivity. That is very motivating and helps with the recuperationg process at a hospital, but also inspires healthy giddy-ness in children”.
Jochem Uytdehaage - Ice-skater