Visibility Workshop

AUTHOR: JOSEPH NEWBOLD

The 15th to the 17th of May saw the first meeting of the GetaMoveOn network fellows for our Visibility Media workshop. We all met on Wednesday evening, along with network leaders Anna Cox and Ann Blandford and got to know each other from various academic disciplines and from all around the UK! (You…

How we discovered the dark side of wearable fitness trackers

Authors: Rikke Duus and Dr Mike Cooray, Ashridge Business School

How we discovered the dark side of wearable fitness trackers Under the electronic thumb. Shutterstock Rikke Duus, UCL and Dr Mike Cooray, Ashridge Business School You no longer have to look to science fiction to find the cyborg. We are all cyborgs now. Mobile…

How fitness trackers help motivate us to keep in shape

Authors: Craig Donnachie and Kate Hunt, University of Glasgow

How fitness trackers help motivate us to keep in shape PA, CC BY-SA Craig Donnachie, University of Glasgow and Kate Hunt, University of Glasgow Like many of the shiny new technologies that come out of California, the world embraced the fitbit wristband in a huge wave…

Mindfulness on-the-go

Author: Lucia Sanz Vilar

Mindfulness may be defined as the practice of consciously bringing attention and awareness to our experience in the here-and-now, in a non-judgemental way, and reconnecting with our physical sensations, emotions and thoughts. It has its roots in religious traditions such as Buddhism and Hinduism,…

Work and personal life used to be much more separate — work mostly finished when leaving the office, and personal matters were paused during office hours, with the exception of phone calls for important matters. With the advent of laptops, smartphones and wearables, work-life boundaries have b…

What's in store for wearables?

Author: Lucia Sanz Vilar

What’s in store for wearables? Wearables are here to stay. Data from the International Data Corporation’s (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker Report forecasts 240.1 million units will be shipped in 2021, with the ability to measure heart rate with an oximeter built into a ring, str…

Tackling sedentarism - the new smoking

Launch of the GetAMoveOn Network

Sedentarism: the new smoking We all know the benefits of moving more, but now more than ever we are witnessing the dangers of our sedentary lifestyles. Sedentarism is the ‘new smoking’. From mobile apps to ever-more sophisticated activity trackers, technology has given rise to an array of tools tha…