Childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. The problem is global and is steadily affecting many low- and middle-income countries, particularly in urban settings. The Sutu combines simple streetfootball with modern techniques. It’s a unique combination between comptergames and outdoor playing, will capture the imagination of the youth! Playing on Sutu makes sure you get plenty of exercise, keeping you healthy and fit. The challenges and encouragement in the games keep stimulating players to really get sweaty. Gaining a new high score means a lot of hard work but also a great deal of satisfaction. And it’s even better when you do it with a friend.
The Sutu is an interactive footballwall with 16LED panels, that respond when hit with the ball. The LED strips can light up in any RGB color and are moulded in polycarbonate boards to ensure optimal visibility. Using light, sound, letters and numbers, the footbal wall gives instructions to the players. Each panel is part of a serial network, which can be easily expanded.
Sport, game, interaction, dynamics, competition and a durable design are the ingredients for this unique contemporary ‘Urban activity’. Activities for the Sutu can be programmed for small or bigger groups and are well-suited as energizer at personnel and jubilee parties, at tradeshows and TV Shows. The SUTU can be branded with your logo and by using custom audio for the the voice-over in the game.
The idea for a footballwall is from Drees Kroes, projectleader at ”scoring in the neighborhood’ at FC Twente. He took this idea to Yalp, a company that develops and sells playing devices. Because Yalp and KITT Engineering already worked together on another interactive playing device, called the YalpSona, the collaboration was a logical step. Together with the city of Hengelo, the foundation FC Twente ‘scoring in the neighborhood’, Yalp and KITT Engineering the first SUTU was realized at the FBK Stadium in Hengelo, Holland.