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Through researching issues within central Philadelphia we decided we need to improve the health and overall well-being of the community members. In doing this we found that within the Center City, 56.3% of the population are made up of single adults, with the majority living alone.
They also have 65.8% of the population working in white collar jobs. These situations consist of long working hours which decrease the percentage in social interaction. This can also lead to other issues such as mental health, where stress levels are high.
Our solution to combat the problem is to create a smartphone app called ´Phil like Playing´. The idea behind this app is that users can create a profile to view sports fields and courts, then be able to book time slots for the selected area and invite other users with the app to join. These invitations can be public, i.e to all other users in the area, or private, where a specific user can be invited.
Nexus Maximus V
The 2018 Challenge: "Improving Lives Through Healthy Communities" Teams will evaluate and seek innovation that supports the health and well-being of specific local community populations. The team’s project work will be supplemented with workshops on innovation, entrepreneurship, and content relevant to the theme, delivered by experts throughout the weekend.
Teams will also explore opportunities to leverage that data in meaningful ways that benefit and protect individuals and society. The team project work will be supplemented with workshops on innovation, entrepreneurship, and content relevant to the theme, delivered by experts.
Potential Areas of Exploration:
- Improving health care access
- Healthy community design
- New policies or business models to deliver sustainable value to the community
- Community diversity
App, application, sports app, health, Nexus Maximus, Thomas Jefferson University
Industrial and Product Design | Medicine and Health Sciences
Saavedra, José Ignacio; Alanoud, Amanda &.; Gamble, Louise; and Sledge, Maureen, "Phil Like Playing?" (2018). Nexus Maximus. 37.