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.

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 …

Enabling better health for all: the role for digital tech

A response from the GetaMoveOn Network+ to Advancing our Health: prevention in the 2020s

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. In this briefing document we: Outline the central role played by physical a …

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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Get moving to manage stress

How wellbeing self-tracking apps can support exercise behaviour change for people experiencing stress

Physical activity is an effective stress management technique. Self-tracking and stress management apps have the potential to support people in both maintaining physical activity and helping them manage their stress. As 74% of UK adults reported feeling overwhelmed at least at some point during …

Steps towards mental health Marta E. Cecchinato , John Rooksby, Parvin Asadzadeh, Emma Anderson, Megan Doherty, Shaun Lawson Physical activity can improve mental health, yet physical activity technology is rarely designed with mental health benefits in mind. This study explored whether personal …