Sona, Interactive play, Future play, Smart play
16 April 2018, By Yalp

Opening spring 2018 in Woodforest, Wallaroo Park will feature a Sona Play Arch, a structure that employs smart technology for interactive games.

A master-planned community in Houston will soon be home to a unique play structure designed for children of all ages and abilties.

Located in South Montgomery County, the Woodforest development will be the first in the U.S. to incorporate a Sona Play Arch. Sona Play uses smart camera technology to measure movement of those playing its games. The amenity will merge interactive technology and outdoor play in a fully-accessible park space. Wallaroo Park, which started construction in January, will feature the dynamic structure that uses smart camera technology to measure the movement of those playing games using sound and movement.

“This is very cutting edge,” says Virgil Yoakum, general manager of Woodforest. “Children will be able to play a number of games and the smart technology will be able to determine who wins. It’s all designed to keep kids moving and having fun.”

The colorful 12.5-foot-tall, 16.4-foot-wide arch is anchored by a play floor that features colors and numbers used in the interactive technology, all of which have increasingly difficult levels of play. Due to its size, the Sona Play Arch can also accommodate children in wheelchairs and is developed to be accessible for children with mental and physical disabilities. Developed by Yalp, the Sona Play Arch has been installed in more than 300 locations worldwide, including public park spaces, shopping malls, and health centers.