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Design Thinking: A Powerful Tool for Tackling Complex Challenges

Can Technology Help Kids Outrun Chronic Diseases?

Rates of physical activity in the U.S. have declined by more than 30% since the 1960s, and in the past three decades, childhood obesity rates have tripled. TV, video games, and other screen-time activities perpetuate the problem by rewarding sedentary behavior. Zamzee uses technology to reward kids for running, dancing, and climbing trees. Through gamification and incentives, Zamzee boosts physical activity in kids and families, kickstarting a lifetime of activity for kids through play. Zamzee is now part of Welltok’s CaféWell Health Optimization Platform™ where it is being made available to millions of children and their families in both the commercial and Medicaid markets. This illustrates how HopeLab, as a philanthropic partner to healthcare businesses and providers, can bring innovations in health and well-being to children and families who need them most.

Video about how Zamzee was created using Design Thinking:

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