Every parent with backyard space should prepare themselves for the eventual question, “Mom, Dad, do you think we could get a trampoline?” Children and adults alike enjoy and are attracted to this fun, unique way of exercising that doesn’t always feel like exercise. Unfortunately, trampolines are often associated with impending thoughts of injury. While there is cause for concern with the traditional trampoline design, be not so quick to say no to a trampoline just yet – there are companies out there creating safer alternatives.
It is true that traditional trampolines have caused common injuries among children, from less serious ones like bruises, scrapes, and strains, to more serious accidents like sprains, broken or fractured bones, concussions from falls, or head and neck injuries. However, it is important to remember that often, trampoline injuries occur primarily under the following conditions: landing on the frame or in between the springs (The Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury Prevention, Care, and Cure also assert that many trampoline injuries result from falling on or hitting the trampoline frame or springs), landing awkwardly on the jumping surface, and falling off of the trampoline.But there are new trampolines that promise to deliver safety and fun to families while embracing the wonders of technological innovation.
Startling injury statistics such as the ones above prompted Dr. Keith Alexander’s development of the Springfree trampoline. This trampoline is backed by various awards such as The Parent Tested Parent Approved Award, The US Family Choice Award, as well as the International Design Award due to it’s unique safety features designed to reduce trampoline injuries. When the chances of the above injuries are eliminated or reduced, you have a more trusted product for your family.
Firstly, this new design features a hidden frame underneath the jumping surface; no more worrying about your children jumping into the exposed frame that is traditionally used to hold the safety net in place. Secondly, a Springfree trampoline does not have exposed springs along its edges like most trampolines; their system uses flexible composite rods also situated beneath the surface,no longer do you have to be concerned with your child making contact. As well, their SoftEdge mat is highly shock absorbent, cushioning landings and reducing injury, while resisting wear and tear.
This trampoline also integrates what is known as the tgoma game system, making this the world’s first smart trampoline, providing guided digital entertainment while exercising. Using Bluetooth technology to connect to a tablet or smartphone, the tgoma game system doesn’t just provide fun and games while jumping, but allows users to set goals, track jumps and calories burned, and even participate in friendly competition with other jumpers all over the world.
The goal of the tgoma system is to encourage kids to get outside and be active, while still offering that interactive, digital component that so many kids of the digital generations crave. When it’s mom and dad’s turn to have a go, they can also set exercise goals through tgomaFit, a great way to de-stress from a long day at work.
By being a pioneer in trampoline safety through their modern design, this trusted company makes sure outdoor exercise and your child’s well-being go hand in hand.