Fitness trackers on the NHS?

Fitness trackers on the NHS?
15 February 2017, 19:30

Speaker: Dr Heather Morgan

Organised by the Cromar Future Group in conjunction with the University, a series of talks through 2016/2017 held in the MacRobert Hall, Tarland

In some areas, the NHS offers financial incentives, free access to dieting clubs, or exercise classes, to encourage people to address poor diets and inactive lifestyles. Might it be time to investigate the feasibility of wearable fitness trackers, too? Dr Heather Morgan will make the case, come along and discuss your views.

Dr. Morgan is from the Health Services Research Unit. She is currently exploring people’s uses of health self-monitoring technologies (apps, wearables, fitness trackers, etc.) and recently won The Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund project funding for: ‘Using self-administered health monitoring technologies to support self-management of long-term conditions: a qualitative evidence synthesis’.

Talks are open to anyone who would like to attend and the speakers aim to make them accessible to all, whether or not you have any background in science. We follow the relaxed Café Scientifique format : Introduction, talk (up to 45 mins), short break, Q&A session.

£4 entry to talks for adults, but age under 18 get in free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All events are in the MacRobert Hall, Tarland and start at 7.30 pm unless a holiday workshop or otherwise indicated.

Putting the Café into our Café Scientifique talks are Caroldson’s barristas – so come early and enjoy their excellent coffee and cakes.

Hosted by: Cromar future group

Venue: MacRobert Hall, Tarland, AB34 4YL

Contact:

info@futuregroup.org.uk


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