Older Adults & Physical Activity: Workshop June 2017

Using technology to help older adults be physically active

On June 27th 2017 we held a workshop on using technology to help older adults to be physically active. We heard findings from some of the most recent research on the topic, focusing on different technologies, different user groups, and different types of physical activity; we learned about on-going research that hasn't reported yet; had some lively, stimulating and challenging discussions, and forged new relationships with researchers from a whole range of disciplines, from HCI, to computer science, to health psychology.

It was a great day. If you missed it, the information below - published in advance of the event - sets out what it was all about. You can also:

Download a copy of the agenda and abstracts for each presentation

View a compilation of photos and tweets from the day for some insights into what we talked about and what we got up to

Download the speakers' presentations - click on the presentation titles below

Nanette Mutrie: Helping older adults sit less and walk more: pedometers; SitFITs and other devices

Cindy Gray: STARFISH: a team-based smartphone app to increase physical activity in older adults and stroke survivors

Paul Curzon: Supporting physical activity as part of intelligent digital management of chronic conditions

Kathrin Gerling: Designing for older users: understanding the relationship between playful technology, physical activity and vulnerability

Kirsten Smith: Iterative development and modification of a digital physical activity and a diet intervention for older cancer survivors

Eiman Kanjo: Persuasive technologies for older adults to increase physical activities

There is no presentation for m.c. schraefel: Elder everyday athletes: building resilience


Get A Move On Network + One Day Workshop:

Using technology to help older adults be physically active
June 27th 2017
University College London
10.00-16.00

Keynote speaker

Professor Nanette Mutrie, University of Edinburgh

Organiser and Chair

Professor Lucy Yardley, University of Oxford and University of Southampton

About the workshop

The purpose of the workshop is to bring together researchers across the UK and beyond with an interest in using technology to support physical activity in older people. The topic is intended to include a wide range of types and uses of technology, diverse populations and varied kinds of physical activity.

The workshop will stimulate discussion and collaboration on this topic through a mixture of short presentations of recent and ongoing research, and small group networking. Participants will be involved in sharing ideas and experiences, building collaborations and developing plans for funding proposals.

The deadline for submitting an abstract has now passed. You'll see from the agenda that we've got some great presenters lined up.

Agenda

You can download a copy of the agenda and abstracts for each presentation

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

How to register

If you would like to attend, simply register here: https://getamoveon.eventbrite.co.uk
Attendance is free but places are limited so please only register if you are certain you will attend.

Help with travel expenses

  • A limited fund is available to reimburse costs incurred for travel to and from the workshop.
  • The maximum amount that will be reimbursed to any individual is £250.
  • Awards will be made on a first-come, first-served basis, so it is recommended that you should register for the workshop and submit your application for reimbursement of your travel costs as soon as possible.
  • When you submit your claim for reimbursement of travel expenses following the workshop, the amount reimbursed to you will be the actual fare you have paid. This may be less than the sum you apply for. We will not refund a sum higher than the sum applied for.
  • The deadline for travel funding applications is 2nd June. Late applications may be considered subject to the availability of funds.

Criteria for awards

If you want to apply for help with travel costs, you should meet the following criteria:

  • You will be making a significant contribution to the workshop (for example, you have been accepted to present a full oral paper, you are a representative of an important community relevant to the theme of the workshop).
  • You are unable to claim your travel expenses from another source.

How to apply

  • If you want to apply for a travel grant, fill out the relevant info when you register for the event.
  • If you are not submitting an abstract, you will need to explain what significant contribution you will be making to the workshop (for example, you may be a representative of an important community relevant to the workshop)
  • You will need to explain why you are unable to claim your travel expenses from another source.
  • You will need to apply for a specific amount of money, based on the fare that you expect to pay. This is the maximum amount of money that will be refunded to you following the workshop.
  • You are advised to apply as soon as possible.
  • The deadline for travel grant applications is 2nd June. Late applications may be considered subject to the availability of funds.

When you will hear

  • We will let you know as soon as possible whether your application has been accepted.

How to claim your expenses if your application is accepted

  • After the workshop, you will be sent a claim form to fill out and return by the given deadline.
  • You should claim the actual amount of your travel expenses, or the sum you originally applied for, whichever is the lower figure: we will reimburse expenses on an actuals basis, but will not reimburse a sum higher than that which you originally applied for.
  • You must send evidence of your expenses together with your claim form, for example, receipts and/or tickets.

IMPORTANT

  • Read our travel expenses guidelines
  • Your travel expenses will only be reimbursed if your claim in line with our travel expenses guidelines which set out what can and can’t be claimed for . This will not be checked at the application stage. It is up to you to ensure that your travel arrangements will be in line with our guidelines

Any questions?

Please email Clare Casson c.casson@ucl.ac.uk