The ProFit Interactive Kiosk was a joint project between FieldLabs, Sheffield City Council and Sheffield Hallam University. The collaboration required an agency with strong experience in web design and development, bespoke data capture, and also touch screen innovation, to be able to complete the project.
This would be an innovative way of incorporating technology within an outdoor urban environment for the purpose of encouraging fitness and exercise in the local community, and would be the first of its kind in the UK. And so they came to Hydra Creative.
What We Did
What they needed was a web application that would provide information about Lowfield Park, where the kiosk is situated; allow users to leave feedback and watch instructional videos on different ways to use the park facilities as well as activities and games to promote fitness in a fun and inclusive way. The most unique feature of the application is an automatic lap timer. Users can purchase wrist bands from the U-Mix centre at the park, to wear whilst using the facilities. These bands use RFID technology to track lap times. This data is recorded by the application which then stores them within the online leaderboards.
Hydra delivered with a web app featuring a clean user interface for users to navigate and access the information about the park and lap time data recorded by the wristbands.
ProFit was a truly exciting project to be involved in. It gave us the opportunity to work on something unique and innovative while demonstrating a wide array of development skills and practices that we are known for. You can try out the kiosk for yourself – it is situated at Lowfield Park, outside the U-Mix centre, and is available for all to use.