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Smart Trampoline Achieves 30 Million Jumps

Smart Trampoline Achieves 30 Million Jumps

Christchurch-based Springfree Trampoline have just hit a record milestone, with customers jumping more than 30 million times on their Smart Trampolines.

The Smart Trampoline’s mat has sensors that detect jump activity, turning the trampoline into an interactive platform controlled by the jumper’s body movement.

Activity data is sent via Bluetooth to a tablet attached to the enclosure net, where jump location, jump height, tally of jumps, and even calorie burn rate, are presented back in real time. The data feeds a suite of apps & games designed to be controlled by body movement.

It’s a development that has seen Springfree win a number of innovation awards since the Smart Trampoline was released last year.

“Thirty million jumps since launch is fantastic,” says Jonathan Collins, Product Manager for the Smart Trampoline. “Our goal was to get people outside and active, and it’s obviously working.”

Its apps include fitness trackers and personal training apps, educational apps which exercise young brains and bodies simultaneously, through to a range of fun games designed to get digitally-engaged youngsters off the couch and moving their whole bodies rather than just their thumbs.

“We want to re-direct children's passion for technology and make it a physical activity,” says Collins.

Simply telling kids (and parents for that matter) to leave their devices and go outside to be active is just not working. The Smart Trampoline takes the opposite approach by harnessing the attraction of technology in a way that gets people moving again.

“We’ve seen how sedentary people – kids particularly – have become with the rise of digital technology,” says Collins. “There’s no question about the benefits of tech, but that’s come at a cost. We saw a clear opportunity to give a dimension to exercise that makes it a lot more fun to do.”

Research undertaken by NASA showed rebound exercise to be one of the most effective exercises available. G-forces at the bottom of the jump provide considerable musculoskeletal benefit while being low-impact on joints.

“It’s a much under-appreciated form of exercise. Depending on how high you’re jumping, ten minutes of trampolining can deliver the equivalent of a half hour run, I know which I’d prefer to do!”, says Collins.

Customers of the Smart Trampoline appear to agree. According to Springfree the most popular of their Smart apps is their fitness app, designed in collaboration with the coach of the New Zealand Olympic Trampoline team.

Invented by Springfree’s innovation team in New Zealand, the Smart Trampoline is available globally, with North America currently its largest market.
For further information visit http://www.springfreetrampoline.com/tgoma

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