hysical Education (PE) plays a prominent role in school academics in USA. According to the 2016 School Health Policies and Programs Study, percentage of districts that had adopted specific policies related to physical education requirements and exemptions from these requirements, by school level is 92.6% for elementary schools, 89.7% for middle schools, and 92.9% for high schools ; a large majority of schools mandate PE for graduation or promotion to the next grade or school level. The schools and coaches face a lot of problems in maintaining and managing the assessments and keeping a track of the same; owing to all of the above being maintained on paper archives. It also becomes a tedious task for the coaches and PE trainers to assign physical education assignments/workouts based on sports opted by the students and his/her previous performance. There is as well a need to be able to track performance and all of it in the most simplified way so that students and coaches can use the application.
A SMART HYBRID APPLICATION FOR COACHES TO BUILD, ASSIGN, MONITOR AND MAINTAIN THE ASSESSMENTS WHEREAS STUDENTS TO UPDATE THEIR WORKOUT ACTIVITY
We have built a web and mobile application based solution which is simple and easy to use, yet elegant, where the coaches can build customized workout routines and targets for the students based on the classes and sports team students opt for. On the other hand, students get to update their workout progress through the mobile application which the coaches get to monitor in real time on the web application, all in real time. This enables coaches to easily monitor the students’ progress over the time and design workout routines accordingly. Coaches also get the ability to define grading rules per workout and once a student undergoes the workout session, he/she is graded on-the-go based on the defined set of rules.
The platform backed with an optimized and highly scalable middleware is also integrated with fitbit, and can be integrated with any HRM solution, to give coaches the flexibility to set targets based on the steps taken and time spent in various heart zones by the students; and graded accordingly. The platform provides an interactive message centre to share events, alerts, surveys and offers. Accumulating all the above features, the platform serves as a one stop solution for all the physical education needs of a school.