Thinkpieces

These 'thinkpieces' were funded as part of the start-up phase of the GetAMoveOn Network+ to help scope and define approaches and stimulate debate about the role of current and future technologies in enhancing levels of activity and movement in one of our three target groups: schools, workplaces, communities of older adults. It was our intention that these papers would address theoretical, methodological, policy, business or other practical aspects, or identify topics and research agendas that could subsequently be developed into pilot projects or larger research collaborations. The resulting papers were presented at our first symposium in May 2017, and the final review process is currently underway. As the final thinkpieces are accepted, they will be published here.

A Scoping Review of Exertion Game Research in 2017 Joe Marshall, University of Nottingham, Conor Linehan, University College Cork
Designing for Agency and Compassion - Critical Reflections on Technology to Support Physical Activity in Late Life Kathrin Gerling, University of Lincoln, Mo Ray, University of Lincoln, Adam B. Evans, University of Copenhagen
A review of physical-activity tracking technologies and how to assess their effectiveness Daniel Harrison, Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze and Paul Marshall, University College London
When wearable devices fail - towards an improved understanding of what makes a successful wearable intervention Dr David A. Ellis, Lancaster University, Dr Lukasz Piwek, University of Bath
Going beyond motivation! A framework for the design of technology for supporting physical activity where mobility is restricted Aneesha Singh, UCL, Ana Tajadura-Jimenéz, UCL, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Anna Roberts, UCL, Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze, UCL, Amanda CdeC Williams, UCL