CityWalking allows Terrassa’s City Hall to promote sporting activities among its inhabitants, keeping in mind how sedentary life is becoming and the health risks this kind of lifestyle entails. CityWalking encourages citizens to walk around and discover their city as a means of staying in shape by using a website and a mobile application.
This tool offers different routes around the city according to certain parameters selected by the user such as distance, available time, etc. It can also monitor the user’s progress along the route using available mobile technologies like GPS or the accelerometer and it will display information on the shops, city views and other geographical data that may be of use during the walk.
Furthermore, this system allows storing your walks’ data in the cloud to be accessed later on via web or to be shared with other people. This information can also be made available to health professionals so that they may suggest new personalized activity plans according to age, sex, availability and objectives.
Health professionals, local governments, community centres and people with health risks work together to improve the quality of life of all the citizens with the help of technology.
This project is being carried out in collaboration with Terrassa’s City Hall, Mutua de Terrassa and Terrassa’s Health Consortium.
Citywalking won the Living Labs Global Awards 2012 among 137 competitors.