Welcome to the GetAMoveOn Network+

Funded by the EPSRC, the GetAMoveOn Network+ brings together experts in human computer interaction, health psychology, behaviour change, sensor networks, data analytics, interactive visualisation, sports and exercise science, and citizen engagement, with the aim of transforming health through enabling mobility with the help of digital technology.

The government's green paper published in July 2019 Advancing our Health: prevention in the 2020s sets out the government’s strategy for putting health prevention and digitally-enabled services at the heart of healthcare. This is our response. In this briefing document Enabling better health for a …

Guidance for providers, practitioners & commissioners

Guidance for commissioners, service providers, clinicians and social prescribing link-workers on the use of technology to encourage physical activity

This document provides guidance designed to assist those involved in making decisions and recommendations, both to individuals and organisations, on the use of technologies to support physical activity. It sets out a number of key considerations and questions to ask about technologies or …

Feasibility study reports

Reports of funded research projects

Eight feasibility projects were awarded funding from the GetAMoveOn Network 'plus' funds. This section contains links to the final reports of those projects. It will be updated with new reports as the remaining projects are completed over the coming months. You can find out more about each of these …

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Behaviour change theory-driven design

Behaviour change theory-driven design: knowledge exchange workshops

Research team Paulina Bondaronek , Joe Newbold , Marion Lean Summary of proposed research Many people find it difficult to become more physically active and turn to digital technology to help them achieve their aim. Technologies such as fitness trackers have become increasingly sophisticated. They …

EMA to understand physical activity of cancer patients

Using EMA to understand the impact of wearables on physical activity of cancer patients

Research team Cindy Forbes , Max Western , Katarzyna Stawarz , Daniel Harrison Summary of project proposal Physical activity is one of the most important behaviours that a person can do to help prevent and manage cancer. Maintaining physical activity throughout and post treatment for cancer is …

Digital technology to support exercise snacking for older adults

Creating digital technology to support exercise snacking for pre-frail older adults in the home setting

Research team Lyndsay Alexander , Angela Carlin , Anjana Wijekoon , Max Western , Katarzyna Stawarz Summary of project Older adults are at increased risk of falls and injury due to age-related declines in physiological functioning. This can impede on an individual's quality of life and …