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Role of activity monitors in adopting an active and healthy lifestyle

Minocha, Shailey (2018). Role of activity monitors in adopting an active and healthy lifestyle. In: Behaviour change interventions to address sedentarism in different communities, GET A MOVE ON Leveraging Technology to enable mobility and transform health, 20 Feb 2018, Institute of Digital Health, UCL, London.

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In this keynote, Shailey presented the results of a two-year research programme in which she and her colleagues have been investigating the role of activity monitors in active and healthy ageing of people aged over 55 years, and in self-monitoring of health and wellbeing of both carers and people being cared for. Activity monitoring technologies such as those from Fitbit, Garmin and Samsung help to track activity, exercise, food, weight and sleep. Shailey discussed how these technologies can bring about positive behavioural changes towards active lifestyles: how they help towards keeping fit, as a preventative measure towards medical conditions, and in monitoring health and mobility when suffering from a medical condition, during both prehabilitation and rehabilitation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: The Open University, UK
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Investigating the role of wearable activity-tracking technologies in the well-being and quality of life of people aged 55 and overNot SetSir Halley Stewart Trust
Designing Wearable Activity Monitoring Technologies that work well for Older Users and Carers (Project reference: 1702-KEA-282)Not SetESRC Impact Acceleration Account
Keywords: active ageing; activity trackers; carers; digital health; digital health wearables; health and well-being of older people; older people; self-management of health; self-monitoring of health; Sir Halley Stewart Trust; wearable technologies; ESRC Impact Acceleration Account; active and healthy ageing
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Health and Wellbeing PRA (Priority Research Area)
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Item ID: 55925
Depositing User: Shailey Minocha
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2018 08:21
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 11:29
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