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Khalifa University Educates Kids at Health and Fitness Fun Fair

Khalifa University Educates Kids at Health and Fitness Fun Fair

Published: 15th of March, 2015

Interactive games teach children about the latest forensic technology.

Khalifa University participated in the Health and Fitness Fun Festival 2015,  held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bin Mubarak, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, March 11-13.

KU offered fun, interactive and educational games to get kids interested in healthy living, science and technology. A “crime scene investigation” had children searching for lost candy by using sleuthing techniques like fingerprinting.

Khalifa University’s booth also featured tests designed to rapidly assess visitors’ health, fitness and general well-being. The stations were managed by students representing several different KU programs, including Biomedical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering, as well as students from the Preparatory Program and the Med Club. Faculty and staff were on hand as advisors.

Activities included several non-invasive physical tests, including a lung capacity assessment, a strength challenge, as well as a Body Mass Index test that did not require weighing.

One of the games, designed by students in the University’s Electronic Engineering Program, measured people’s reactions to speed and was “tailored” for those living in Abu Dhabi. Biomedical Engineering students will use the data collected for research purposes and as part of future studies.