GetAMoveOn Workshop June 2017

Using technology to help older adults be physically active.

  1. The purpose of the workshop was to bring together researchers from across the UK and beyond with an interest in using technology to support physical activity in older people. We covered a wide range of types and uses of technology, diverse populations and varied kinds of physical activity. The day involved a mixture of short presentations of recent and ongoing research, small group discussions and networking; participants shared ideas and experiences; kick-started new collaborations and began developing plans for funding proposals.
  2. AGENDA
  3. 10.00 Coffee/Tea
    10.15 Welcome and introductions
    10.30 Nanette Mutrie: Helping older adults sit less and walk more: pedometers; SitFITs and other devices
    11.30 General Discussion
    12.00 Lunch
    12.45 Cindy Gray: STARFISH: a team-based smartphone app to increase physical activity in older adults and stroke survivors
    1.10 Paul Curzon: Supporting physical activity as part of intelligent digital management of chronic conditions
    1.35 m.c. schraefel: Elder everyday athletes: building resilience
    2.00 Coffee/Tea
    2.30 Kathrin Gerling: Designing for older users: understanding the relationship between playful technology, physical activity and vulnerability
    2.55 Kirsten Smith: Iterative development and modification of a digital physical activity and a diet intervention for older cancer survivors
    3.20 Eiman Kanjo: Persuasive technologies for older adults to increase physical activities
    3.45 General discussion: future directions
    4.00 CLOSE
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