Funded Projects

Feasibility projects funded in first funding round - July 2018

Creating a mobile application co-designed by football fans to promote physical activity and active travel specifically among middle-aged men.
John Rooksby, Marta Cecchinato, Parvin Asadzadeh (Northumbria University); Christopher Bunn (University of Glasgow); Project partner: European Healthy Stadia Network CIC

Exploring the effect of an intervention on families using an intelligent personal system to deliver behaviour change techniques, compared to non-technology based delivery.
Angela Carlin, Caomhan Logue, Alison Gallagher, Marie Murphy (Ulster University); Project Partner: The Old Library Trust Healthy Living Centre (OLT)

Stand Up! An app to individualise the suggestion of when to stand up.
Melitta McNarry, Kelly Mackintosh (Swansea University); David Dunstan, Paddy Dempsey, Neville Owen (Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute)

Investigating the effectiveness of providing phone messages to older adults in urban Bangladesh to encourage them to engage in physical activity.
Hannah Jennings, Edwart Fottrell (University College London); Kishwar Azad, A. K. Azad Khan, Kohenour Akter, Sanjit Kumar Shaha (Diabetic Association of Bangladesh)

Assessing and improving the mobility of wheelchair users: a mobility tracker for wheelchair users which treats wheelchair and user as a single system.
Ildar Farkhatdinov, Dylan Morrissey, Kaspar Althoefer, Stuart Millar (Queen Mary University of London, QMUL)

Feasibility projects funded in second funding round October 2018

Artificial Intelligence Conversational Intervention for Encouraging Physical Activity in Older Adults Sadiq Sani, Kay Cooper, Nirmalie Wiratunga, Stewart Massie (Robert Gordon University); Ehud Reiter (University of Aberdeen); David Sim (Openbrolly)

Improving adult health using real reward nudges through a gamification system Dr Kirk Plannger, Prof Ko de Ruyter, Dr Sotiris Vandoros, Freddie Dean (King’s College London); Dr Colin Campbell (University of San Diego); Dr Karen Robson (University of Windsor); Mr Marcile Moulene (HiMotiv)

Development and Validation of an Intensity & Domain Specific Online Physical Activity Assessment and Feedback Tool for Older Adults Dr Max Western (University of Bath); Dr Rosie Essery, Dr Katherine Bradbury (University of Southampton); Professor Nanette Mutrie (University of Edinburgh)

Get moving to manage stress: how wellbeing self-tracking apps can support exercise behaviour change for people experiencing stress Nora Ptakauskaite (UCL), Anna Cox (UCL)

Assessing and improving the mobility of wheelchair users: a mobility tracker for wheelchair users which treats wheelchair and user as a single system. Ildar Farkhatdinov, Dylan Morrissey, Kaspar Althoefer, Stuart Millar (Queen Mary University of London, QMUL) Watch the project video here Read and …

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 …