Hosted by the AWRC’s neurological rehabilitation research theme, this seminar explored technological solutions to the challenges surrounding exercise and physical activity for people living with a neurological impairment, including examples from co-design and clinical implementation studies.
Jo and Hannah are MSc Occupational Therapy at Sheffield Hallam University. They recently completed a 12-week research placement at the AWRC on the Active Wait project. The project aims to help people in Sheffield needing hip and knee replacements to remain as active as possible while they wait for their surgery.
Elysa's PhD uses a socio-ecological framework to focus on physical activity after Gestational Diabetes. The work is realist-inspired, going through iterative cycles of refinement to better understand what could work to increase physical activity uptake and maintenance for women after Gestational Diabetes.
Cavan's doctoral research aims to develop an ecological framework that guides collaboration between practitioners. This is intended to improve the design of machine learning and computer vision technology in athlete development programs, which in turn will improve the skill development of athletes.
Megan's PhD research looks at how we can use social prescribing in specialist weight management services for children and young people, specifically within Complications of Excess Weight (CEW) clinics.
This seminar, hosted by the AWRC’s Technological and Digital Innovations to Promote Independent Lives research theme, showcased research into sssistive robotic systems which have the potential to support various health and care services, help independent living, and even simulate affection to reduce loneliness.