Highland Recreation Complex to add special exercise game room

December 17, 2012 by  

The Highland Recreation Complex, which is currently under construction in Largo, Florida, announced last week that it had received approval from the Largo City Commission for the funding of a special electronic exercise game room for adults and children. The Complex is no doubt using flyer printing and poster printing to make this announcement to those who plan to use the Complex when it is completed so that people of all ages will be encouraged to exercise.

According to Joan Byrne, Recreation Parks and Arts Director, the equipment for the room will be purchased from the Active Gaming Company at a cost of $89,711. It will be such that it will get people to exercise and forget they are doing so once they use it.

The room will include lightspace wall and floor equipment and pressure-sensitive displays with various interactive games for people within a group to use at the same time. An Xbox and Kinect video games are also planned for the room, as well as display screens and other interactive activities. Byrne said that the equipment can be used by the public as it is of commercial quality and very durable.

According to Byrne, an RFP was sent out to several companies but the Active Gaming Company was the only one to respond by the deadline set by the city. Although it is based in the Boston area, it has done research and testing in the lab with the University of South Florida.