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22 Jun 2015

Volunteers wanted for new study: Can wearable technology help you to be more active by reducing your sitting time?

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This study, part of a student research project, will look into whether wearable technology can be used to help you to become more physically active by reducing the amount of time spent sitting.

Criteria for volunteers are:

  • Male or female between 30-69
  • Have an iPhone 4S or later model
  • Interested in taking part in local research

The study involves a total of four laboratory based sessions spread over nine weeks. The first is expected to last 10-20mins and the further three approximately 30-45mins. These sessions will take place in the Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Measurement Lab in the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine.

Participants are asked to fast over-night and to drink a glass of water at least one hour before the allocated laboratory session. This will help with acquiring an accurate measurement from the fingerstick blood test.

For Lab sessions 1-4 you will also be required to bring with you your iPhone 4S or later smartphone.

All information that is collected about you during the course of the research will be kept strictly confidential.

For further information, please contact James Sanders E: T: 01509 226452

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Article reference number: June News

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, putting it among the best universities in the world, and was named University of the Year in the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2015.Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. It was 2nd in the 2015 THE Student Experience Survey and was named Sports University of the Year 2013-14 by The Times and Sunday Times. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

In 2015 the University will open an additional academic campus in London’s new innovation quarter. Loughborough University London, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will offer postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.