One of the main benefits of a FieldLab for its stakeholders is the provision of quantitative and qualitative data on user experiences with innovation relating to sport ,exercise and play in a public space. This data is generated by the use of fixed and mobile monitoring systems that capture information on the users’ movement within the space, and interaction with the objects and equipment (products) within it.
In order to facilitate this unique system for monitoring, data collection and analysis the FieldLabs in the participating cities have been equipped with ducting, cabling, small wireless sensors and special high-definition pan-tilt-zoom cameras that can track user movement while they are undertaking activity. Within the project also special software is being developed. For qualitative data collection (user feedback), outdoor touch screen kiosks will be installed. This forms part of another innovation in the FieldLab to use digital media to provide useful information to the users about the FieldLab, and also enable the users to leave audio or video feedback in an open format, or in response to specific questions.