The first in Georgia, a new LÜ DUO Interactive Playground will help students at Brumby Elementary School exercise while working math problems, for example. (Courtesy of Cobb County School District)

First interactive playground in Georgia is in Cobb

Brumby Elementary School has launched the first dual interactive playground among public schools in Georgia, according to a press release.

The LÜ DUO Interactive Playground uses lights, sounds and video to transform gyms, like the one at Brumby, into “an engaging, immersive video game.” Dual screens enable more multiplayer game play in larger spaces.

The DUO system is another addition to Brumby’s new state-of-the-art school building that opened in August 2018 because of voter-approved Ed-SPLOST funds.

The interactive playground is a smart space that understands, in real time, the behaviors and interactions of the students using it. Based on the information coming from ceiling-mounted 3D cameras, the playground drives games and tools projected on the wall. Synchronized lighting and sound effects also are integrated for a better immersion in real time, allowing the students to focus on academics while engaging in a cardio workout.

Brumby students form teams and race against the clock, answering math problems with a throw of a ball.

Because of the success of the interactive playground at incorporating academics, the Brumby gym and the oversized iPad-like projection screens will be available for teachers to use outside of PE.

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